Esther Ann Clem

Esther Ann Clem

August 19, 1937 - May 12, 2023
South Charleston, WV

Esther Ann Clem

August 19, 1937 - May 12, 2023
South Charleston, WV


Esther Ann Clem, 86, of Charleston, WV, passed away from an extended illness at the Tender Heart Home in South Charleston, WV, on May 12, 2023.

She was born in Monongah, WV, on August 19, 1937, to her parents, Otis and Genevieve Marquis. She graduated from Fairmont State University in 1959 with a BA degree in Education and Home Economics. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, WV. She will be remembered for her compassion, courage and kindness, as well as her love of reading and cats.

Esther is survived by her husband, Harold G. Clem, Jr.; son, Harold G. “Buddy” Clem, III; sister, Sharon Browning, and several nieces and nephews, and many cousins.

In keeping with Esther’s wishes, she was cremated and there will be no services at this time.

You may visit her obituary tribute page at to share memories and offer condolences to the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25387.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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5 responses to Esther Ann Clem

  1. Harold and family, I am so sorry for your loss! God bless you!

  2. Nikki says:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Esther’s passing. She was a wonderful, kind, intelligent, loving person, and I was blessed to call her my friend.
    Rest in peace, Esther. Love and miss you. 💖

  3. Harold and Buddy, we are truly sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. She will truly be missed. It was my pleasure getting to know her and working with her. Sending prayers to you and the family.

  4. Sharon says:

    Harold and Bud, I know your heart is aching and mine to. We were each other’s only. I hope each day will be a little easier for you as we remember the best times and are grateful Esther is at rest now. Thankful for the time we had.

  5. Debbie Criss says:

    Uncle Harold and Buddy, I am truly sorry for your loss. Though you both have suffered terrible loss, I believe Aunt Esther is finally at rest. God has called her back to be with him. She will truly be missed. I love you both, Debbie

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