Joseph “Joe” Clem

July 12, 1953 ‒ November 18, 2020

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON:  Joseph “Joe” Clem passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was 67

He was born July 12, 1953 in Mansfield to parents Kenny & Norma (Bogner) Clem. He graduated from Lexington High School before heading out to Denver to study auto tech.

Joe retired from Mansfield City Schools. He was a hardworking man that loved the Lord and his family. He enjoyed gardening, cooking and working on cars. Joe will be remembered by many.

He is survived by his loving wife Terri Clem whom he married on September 29, 1979; children Joseph B. (Joy) Clem, James K. (Maria) Clem and Jillian M. (John) Bartolucci; grandchildren Cambree Bartolucci, Carson Bartolucci and Jensen Clem with one on the way; siblings, Jeff (Renee) Clem, Holly Irwin and Joanell Ratliff.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by brothers-in-law Randy Ratliff and Jim Irwin.

Although no public service will be held in Joe’s memory, his family hopes you will remember him in your own special way.

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  • Terri and family. Just so sorry. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories you made with him help you through his passing.

  • Terri and family. Just so sorry. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories you made with him help you through his passing.

  • My sweet loving Terri…some of my best and funniest memories are with Joe and you! I will never forget Jolly Green Giant and Sweet Pea explaining to the officer what we were going to!! I am praying for your family and will treasure our memories with you both. Love you

  • Terri you have my deepest condolences and well wishes. You will be fine in time. You are very strong.

  • Terri and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed talking with you and Joe. He will definitely be missed by so many. Hugs and prayers for all of you.
    Ed & Vickie Brown

  • Terri sorry about your loss Dave McGuire and I always had a great time with you and joe he was a gracious man and will always be remembered he is now In hands of a gracious father

  • I am very sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to him when we both were employed by Mansfield City Schools. May you and your family find comfort from each other in the days ahead by sharing all the wonderful memories that all of you carry within your heart. Hugs and love.

  • I am so sorry for you and your family. 67 is so young. You have a beautiful family and that’s one heck of a legacy.

  • Praying for peace and comfort through these times. May God wrap you in his arms!!
    Will always cherish the memories of growing up beside the Clem family, and the trouble we always managed to get into.
    May God Bless!!
    Dennis and Wanda Boyce

  • Terri & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. May the Love that you shared keep him Alive in your Heart’s FOREVER !!
    Godspeed 💕🙏

  • We are so sorry for your loss. There are way too many memories and not enough room here. With baseball games, basketball games and all the many many memories with the kids. Joe was an amazing father, grandfather and husband he had a heart of gold. He would was alway there to lend a helping had. You will be missed my friend. Al & Nancy Rosato

  • Sending my deepest sympathies to Joanell & Joe’s entire family. We are never ready to say goodbye to those we love. Wishing you all strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

  • Terri and family,I’m so sorry .sending my deepest condolences to you all. Wishing you all strength in the days ahead.

  • Terri, Jill And Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of such a great man! We send our love and prayers to you all, wishing you strength through these times!

  • Terrie, I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I know that the years of memories you have together will see you through in time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Steph Haas Gallagher

  • To the entire Clem Family;
    We offer our deepest condolences at the passing of Joe into the arms of Jesus. Knowing Joe since childhood, we enjoyed his humor and kindness. Those memories comfort us now, and the knowledge that he is in heaven.

    Colleen Gatton and families: Ron and Tom Biddle, Anne Seifert

  • Terri & family

    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing, however, we have the wonderful prospecct of seeing our love ones again. You have so many cherished memoies to carry you through this difficult time. Prayers are with you!
    Judy Cline

  • Terri and family.. I am so shocked and sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. 😢 my condolences and prayers are with you all. May God bless and comfort you all through this time of loss and the holidays this year. 💕🙏💕

  • I worked with Joe at the Mansfield City Schools. He was such a friendly wonderful person. We had many good conversations over the years. He will be missed. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss. Joe was such a nice man. We worked together at the high school and shared a lot of laughs. He will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

  • Joe was a good man. He always pleasant and willing to talk.
    May the Peace of The Lord be with him and his.

  • Terri, Jillian. Where do I start, my heart is broken for wbfff and my friend Joe. Heaven is very lucky to have my amazing friend. My prayer for the family is he is at peace out of pain and in a great place.😢😢❤️❤️❤️

  • Terri & family
    You are in our prayers, we are very sorry for your loss. Joe was was a man with a great love for you and his family. A helping hand and need for things done right. He as you know is in a much better place.
    We are here if you need anything.
    Alice Moreland
    Jenna & Dale Stemple
    Curtis Stemple
    Oliva and Aiden

  • This just breaks my heart….Joe was an amazing man who was surrounded by an amazing family. He was a wonderful husband and father, who possessed so many great qualities that many people could only dream of having! I am sooo very sorry for your loss…I can only imagine your pain, and I am not sure if it will ever go completely away….I hope you allow his love to shine through each of you and it lasts a lifetime for each of you.

  • Jillian and family. Our heartfelt love and sympathy are with you all . God has given him his wings to fly high in heavens as he continues to watch over his loved ones from God’s house. I know you will forever miss him. The memories in your hearts will never die. Sending Peace, love and light.

  • Terri & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you. God bless you and keep you through this difficult time and in the future as well.
    Susan Setser