OBITUARY

Kevin Cleve Clemens

October 17, 1959February 15, 2020

Kevin Cleve Clemens was born Oct. 17, 1959, in O’Neill, NE, to Lyle Twain and Norma Jean (Farrier) Clemens. He attended school in Clay Center, Chappell, and Kenesaw, NE, graduating from Kenesaw as a Regent Scholar. He earned a marketing degree from UNK.

He was an avid fisher, hunter, and golfer, and was an amazing southpaw pitcher in his school days. Kevin lived most of his life in the Kenesaw/Wood River area, but moved to Scottsbluff six years ago to be closer to family.

He was a hard worker, working locally at Cenex, Regional West, and Wal-Mart, but his favorite job was owning “Through My Window”, a consignment shop in Grand Island.

When his health began to decline, he became a treasure hunter and sold some of his collectibles online. Per his request, the family will hold a Memorial Garage Sale this spring.

Kevin was given an amazing gift when doctors told him he had a year or two to live. The year he was given gave him a chance to mend rifts and prepare his soul for his journey. He told his family often that this had been the best year of his life.

Kevin died Feb. 15, 2020, in Scottsbluff. He is survived by his sisters: Valerie (Mike) Isom of Allen, Carol Dawn (the late Rodney) Shaw of Nelson, Kimberly (Ted) Schaaf and Lisa (Kent) Hadenfeldt of Scottsbluff. Kevin was a fun uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his best pal/dog Buddy.

A private celebration of life will be held this spring at his favorite fishing hole.

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Lisa Hadenfeldt

February 16, 2021

I was blessed to have Kevin as my brother. He taught me so many things in life. I was honored that he chose to spend his last years in my area of the state. I miss Kevin every day. He did not conform to other people's expectations for him. He chose his own path in life. His journey was his own, but I was so lucky to be a piece of that journey.

Diane Coon

February 19, 2020

The world has lost a beautiful soul. I was able to spend a few precious moments with Kevin, Lisa and Kim this past year, talking about treasures, old memories and life's mysteries. Kevin was such an intelligent, thoughtful, caring person. He will be missed!

Lorene Claassen

February 18, 2020

I knew Kevin from my childhood years. Kevin was the older brother of one of my best friends.  He was there during so many of my childhood memories.  Kevin was there during my first camping trip with the Clemen's family, the first time I learned to water ski, the first time I ate cold Pork & Beans from a can.  He was there during the many slumber parties at the Clemen's house...always to annoy and entertain us. Kevin was fun, funny, very intelligent, always ready with a compliment and a good conversation.  One of my fondest memories is the summer after our first year in College. Colleen, Lisa, Kevin and I lived in the trailer across the street from the Kenesaw school. I remember the late night conversations trying to solve world problems and figure out life...and the epic, end-of-summer party.
My deepest condolences.  I like to think that Lyle and Jeannie were there at the end to take him in their arms and guide him home. During this painful time, I hope you take comfort in the thought that you will be reunited with him again. May God give you comfort and peace.

Michelan Parr

February 18, 2020

Rest In Peace! You always had a wave and a smile to say hello! Thoughts and prayers to the family!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY