DALLAS - Joan Marie Russell Clemmer, 76, died March 23, 2014, at Courtland Terrace.
She was born July 31, 1937, in Gastonia, a daughter of the late Bert James and Ardie Lambert Rusell.
Mrs. Clemmer retired from Goodwill Publishing and was a longtime member of Rankin Lake Baptist Church where she was active in the adult senior Sunday School class. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Survivors of Joan include her husband of 56 years, Joe Mac Clemmer; daughter, Lynn Nix, both of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Mac and Lorrie Clemmer; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Carolyn Russell, all of Crouse, NC; sister and brother-in-law, Reita and Thomas L. Fitzpatrick of AL; grandchildren, Angel Battles, Lauren Nix, and Stephen Clemmer; numerous great-grandchildren; nephew Eric Clemmer and other nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Courtland Terrace for their care and support of Joan and her family.
A service to celebrate her life will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with the Rev. Jim Loftis officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will follow the service at Gaston Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Rankin Lake Baptist Church, 2705 Gastonia – Dallas Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034 or to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054, www.gastonhospice.org.
Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.McLeanFuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mrs. Clemmer.