The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 12, 2013

Mary Landis Clemens, 85, York


The Daily Item

— YORK — Mary (Landis) Clemens, 85, of York, formerly of Milton, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Broadmore Assisted Living, York.

She was the loving wife of Walter Clemens, to whom she was married for 63 years before his passing.

Born Oct. 12, 1928, in Harleysville, Mary was a daughter of the late Levi and Fannie (Clemens) Landis.

She primarily was a homemaker, making an excellent home, but also worked in the cafeteria of the school system when her children were young.

She enjoyed spending winters in Arcadia, Fla., at Sunnybreeze Christian Fellowship for the last 20 years, where she and Walter developed many special friendships and enjoyed time by the Peace River.

Her hobbies included knitting, quilting, cooking and playing games. Above all, she was devoted to her husband and family.

Mary was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen Landis Clemens and Walter Brent Clemens.

She is survived by three children and seven grandchildren. These include Ronald Landis Clemens and his wife, Holly, of Lititz, and their two sons, Jared and Adam Clemens; Douglas Kent Clemens and his wife, Tonie Kline, of Baltimore, Md., and their three children, Julia, Eli and Conrad Clemens; and LeAnne Clemens Appleby and her husband, Michael Appleby, of York, and their two sons, Matthew and Benjamin Appleby. Mary also is survived by her twin sister, Martha Blank, and another sister, Libby Musselman, both of Souderton.

She also was preceded in death by her sisters, Sara Landis and Susan Frankenfield, and her brothers, Abe Landis and Levi Landis.

Visitors may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Stony Brook Mennonite Church, 15 Locust Grove Road, York, followed by a memorial service at 3.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sunnybreeze Christian Fellowship, c/o Sharon Schrock, 11302 SW Orange Ave., Arcadia, FL, 34269.

The Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St., York, www.etzweiler.com, is in charge of arrangements.