Marilyn Ramsey Clemmons

Marilyn Ramsey Clemmons, 91, of Woodville, passed away peacefully on, Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Services will be on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home chapel, Woodville, Texas with Methodist Lay Minister Mary Ellen Riley officiating. The service will be preceded by visitation from 11 to 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Marilyn was born November 22, 1921 in Beaumont, Texas to Loren and Ethel Ramsey, but grew up on a large cattle ranch near McDade, Texas. She married Morris Clemmons, Jr. July 3, 1943. After his service in World War II they lived for several years in Orange and then moved to Pope Mill near Hillister in 1950. The house had been built by one of the early doctors in Tyler County, Dr. E.D. Pope, her husbands grandfather and was featured in an early edition of the magazine, House Beautiful. It was noted for its beautiful rose gardens which she tended with care because of her lifelong love of nature. She taught school for over 32 years in Woodville. She also obtained her real estate license and worked with her husband in the real estate appraisal and insurance business. She was a graduate of the University of Texas with a BA in English and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She was an accomplished violinist. She was a member of the Woodville Womens Study Club, an early member of the Woodville Reading Club, lifelong member of the Woodville Heritage Society and a member of the Woodville United Methodist Church where she also taught Sunday School for many years. She was very active in the early years of the Dogwood Festival. She loved collecting sea shells and enjoying the beauty of the beaches and ocean. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Doug Ramsey and her daughter, Carolyn Clemmons. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Jack Kuehn of Woodville; sister, Doris Stewart of Graham; three grandchildren, Kathy Kuehn of Houston, Bill Kuehn and wife, Giovana of Los Angeles and Beth Stanford and husband, Nelson of Arlington and one great grandchild, Cillian Stanford; brother- in-law, Martin Clemmons of Sugar Land and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was beloved by all. The family would like to give special thanks to the personnel of the Orchard Assisted Living home, Woodville Health and Rehabilitation Center and Paula Haggard, Emma Arline, and Lanelle Davis for the kind care provided to her during the last years of her life. Pallbearers will be Jack Kuehn, Bill Kuehn, Nelson Stanford, Martin Clemmons, Jef Russell III, and Lary Kuehn. Memorial contributions may be made to the .

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Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home - Woodville
113 W Holly St  Woodville, TX 75979
(409) 283-8218

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 3, 2013