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Carol Ann Klem

Webster - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 3, 2018. She leaves her husband of 57 years, Gene; 5 children, Mary Kay (Dave) Brophy, Tom (Michele), Greg (Eileen), Doug (Christine) and Meg (Brian) Fuller; 15 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl and Bob (Risé) Manske; nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the wonderful people at RGH on the second floor 2800 unit and everyone at Kittelberger Florists.

Friends may call 2-4, 6-8 Tuesday at Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Ave., Webster. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM Wednesday at Holy Trinity Church, 1460 Ridge Rd., Webster. Interment, Holy Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Webster Arboretum.




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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Mar. 5, 2018.
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March 1, 2020
Ah yes, glad to be reminded. One special soul!
February 29, 2020
may God grant her ever lasting life in His kingdom.
ann mentis
March 12, 2018
webster has lost a gem...one in a million gem! my sympathies extend to the entire klem family and friends. may the Lord grant carol peace and eternal life in His glorious kingdom and the memories be forever in our hearts.
ann mentis
March 8, 2018
Sincere condolences to the family.
May God sustain you at this time
Please find comfort from his word
Where he promises he will
"comfort your heart
and make you firm"
during this time of great loss.
2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
With deep sympathy
MJ
March 7, 2018
I am very sorry for your loss I wish you much comfort now and beyond. May the promise from God help the family to cope...Reverlation 21:3, John 6:40
March 7, 2018
I would like to express my sympathy to the family and friends of Carol.

May the God who comforts those who mourn give you strength and courage to endure and to cope with the pain of your loss. (Isaiah 40:29)
L P
March 6, 2018
My heart is filled with incredible sadness. All my sympathy and prayers to you, the Klem family. Carol was more than one in a million. I met her several years ago when I worked for the Webster Post as a freelance writer, and I loved her immediately. She was warm and generous, funny and witty, enthusiastic and caring. She knew everyone and about everything in Webster. In more recent years, Carol and I would run into each other at Wegmans. The moment I saw her with her incredible smile and that twinkle in her eyes, I couldn't help but smile, too. We would chat about the latest, clogging up the aisle for more than a few minutes. And, when we said goodbye, I knew my day had just gotten that much better because I was blessed to have Carol in it. Her spirit and her light were very bright here on this earth. I will miss her very much.
Nancy May
March 6, 2018
our deepest sympathy to the klem family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Carol was a wonderful woman and will be truly missed
Karen & Tom wight
March 6, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tim Hahn
March 6, 2018
It was nice to see Greg and Eileen today ... for those family members I missed greeting, particularly Gene, please accept my condolences and prayers. I worked with Carol many years ago while covering sports with the Webster Post and always just loved chatting with her ... one of friendliest, most engaging people I ever knew. I reconnected with her at a staff reunion in December, for the first time in many years, and she still exuded every ounce of that great energy and enthusiasm. A true and timeless friend to myself and many others!
Mike Latona
March 6, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Carol. Losing our loved ones in death is so hard. May you be sustained and comforted by the hope God gives us of seeing our loved ones live again in paradise on earth. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
R H
March 6, 2018
My mom worked with Carol and she taught her a few tricks such as I love you most whispered in my and my sisters ears- and to this day- whoever sees the moon first says I see the moon, the moon sees me, God bless the moon, and God bless me.
We also miss the finger tree that used to be on the corner near Wegmans. She was a fun sweet lady and she will be missed. My deepest sympathy.
Phoebe Fornof
Phoebe Fornof
March 6, 2018
Carol was truly Webster's courier. With her style of wit and sincerity, she shared with us the news of our neighbors, friends and families - from birth announcements to obituaries and all the milestones in between!
She was well suited as Webster's ambassador, always there to introduce new businesses and to promote community fundraisers. It was so fitting of the Village to recognize her recently with a proclamation on Carol Klem Day, her writings meant so much to so many.
I'll so miss her laugh and friendship My condolences to Gene and all her family, she especially loved talking about all of you!
Kathy Bills
Kathy Bills
March 6, 2018
Webster has lost a great friend.........Carol loved Webster and its people. You could tell by the wonderful stories she told and shared in her column in the Webster Herald.
We will all miss this joyful lady . She made sure she made you smile.
to all her children and grandchildren and especially her husband, she spoke of you often with the greatest endearment A wonderful family
that will carry on her spirit . I hope your sorrow will be shared with many things done in your mother's memory for every day she will be with you.
Jan Naujokas
March 6, 2018
A very, very special treasure to Webster, NY. I shall miss her
David Whitlock
March 6, 2018
Janice Barnum
March 6, 2018
To the Klem Family,

I knew Carol from Wegmans and also enjoyed our "visits" when we would talk. Her wit was exceptional as was her smile. She is in heaven and already has everyone laughing!
May she rest in peace and the family hold onto their wonderful memories of wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Fondly,
Janice Barnum
Janice Barnum
March 6, 2018
Please know we are thinking about you, Doug and family. -Love, The Stamskis
Frank and Laura Stamski
March 6, 2018
To the Family of Carol we send our thoughts and prayers for all. Carol was a great gal and will be missed.
Sincerely, Jack & Jackie
Jackie & Jack Harten
March 5, 2018
My heart is breaking this evening as I just learned of the passing of Carol Klem. It's hard to even imagine that she's gone. She was a wonderful woman and I honestly cannot remember ever seeing her without a big smile on her face.
For many years, I had to distinct privilege of working for Gene and Tom at Klem's garage. Their whole family treated me so wonderfully well through the years I was there. I have such fond memories of seeing Carol come down the driveway and seeing Gene's eyes light up as he yelled heya toots! Their love was such an inspiration to me.
Of course, working with Tom and Michele, I got to know them very well and I loved watching Josh and Patrick grow up and develop into such awesome young men. I have wonderful memories of friendly chats with many of the Klem family; Greg and Doug were regular visitors to the garage and I spoke with Meg many times as well. And I particularly enjoyed periodic visits from Carol's brothers Carl and the ever-delightful Uncle Bob!
It's been several years since I moved away from Webster and my return visits have been pitifully few. On several of those visits though, I've stopped in to Klem's to say hello to whoever is around. I am terribly sorry that I cannot return to New York in time to pay my respects to a lovely woman who has always held a very special place in my heart.
To Gene and the rest of the amazing Klem family, I love you all dearly and I pray the Lord surrounds you with His healing power of love and grace. You are all such special people and you're living proof that Carol Klem was an incredible force for good in this world. She will be deeply missed.
Joe Green
March 5, 2018
My deepest condolences to the entire family. I had the pleasure of working with Carol on the Chamber of Commerce's 85th Gala. Her presence was a gift.
Ty Reid
March 5, 2018
Doug,

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

David
David Michaud
March 5, 2018
I worked with Carol at the Webster Post back in the day. I really enjoyed hearing the stories about her family and her friends and all the shenannigans she'd get into. She would let my toddler Phoebe sit on her lap and type on her typewriter when she visited us. We would laugh on a daily basis and I miss that. I loved running into her in town and catching up and seeing that huge grin and getting those warm hugs. MY heart aches for you all and this world got a little dimmer without her in it - But Heaven is brighter and dancing with joy at such a gift. Bless you all and my deepest sympathy. She will be so very missed.
Susan Fornof
March 5, 2018
It was an honor and privilege to have had an opportunity to have met Carol and the Klem family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Connie Pearce
March 5, 2018
Dear Gene and family, We are so saddened to learn of Carol's passing. She was truly a great lady. Always with that contagious smile and friendliness. She will be missed in the community with her never ending volunteering and support to everyone. May you find Peace knowing how loved she was.
Ron & Bernice Verstraete
March 5, 2018
Sorry to hear of Carol's passing.
Jozina [Pellett] Marshall
Jozina Marshall
March 5, 2018
Peace to you all...
Thad &Sharon Swift
March 5, 2018
Doug,

I never met your Mom, but feel I know her from the stories about her you have shared. Rachel's and my thoughts and prayers go out to you, Christine and all of your family. I'm sure her passing has left a void in your life, but I'm confident she's feeling the joy of being in the company of our Heavenly Father.
Joe Stutzman
March 5, 2018
My sympathy to Gene and all the Klem Family. May Carol enjoy the presence of God in the special place she earned.! We certainly enjoyed each other's company these almost 50 years. We specialized on the" funniest things happen in church" stories. The one I remember : a lady was following her husband up the main aisle of HT and while waving to a friend, her husband genuflected and she went head over tea cup in the aisle. Carol could not control laughter and had to leave at communion and walk home.
You will be missed and our reunion in glory will be looked forward to! Fr. Bill Michatek Retired Pastor of HT (2011)
William Michatek
March 5, 2018
generosity of spirit
March 5, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the Klem family on the passing of Carol. It breaks my heart to be so far away and not able to be there to help give my very special friend the proper sendoff she deserves. The world seems a bit darker in the past few days. Carol had an amazing gift of spreading her optimism, enthusiasm and humor wherever she went! Her love for Webster, her family, her faith and her friends was so admirable. And of course, there are few who have her amazing talent for writing heartwarming obituaries or entertaining columns! She has been and will continue to be my idol and my role model! She lived life to the fullest and I hope to follow that mantra with the same exuberance that she did!
Karen Siegelman
March 5, 2018
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)
LD
March 5, 2018
I had the privilege of calling Carol my neighbor for the past 21 years. My wife and I could not have asked for better neighbors than Carol and Gene. Carol has known my wife's family for decades and new my wife when she was just a child and always treated us like family. Although Carol had a "team" of grandchildren of her own; she always treated our three boys like they were her own grand kids. We will always miss her generosity and kindness and most certainly her laugh. There is big whole in our hearts. Our families lives are certainly much better for having had Carol in it. You will be dearly missed.
Tom Tiberio
March 5, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the Klem family. Heaven just gained another Angel.
Barbara (Michaelson) Algier
March 5, 2018
I had the privilege of calling Carol my neighbor for the past 21 years. My wife and I could not have asked for better neighbors than Carol and Gene. Carol has known my wife's family for decades and new my wife when she was just a child and always treated us like family. Although Carol had a "team" of grandchildren of her own; she always treated our three boys like they were her own grand kids. We will always miss her generosity and kindness and most certainly her laugh. There is big whole in our hearts. Our families lives are certainly much better for having had Carol in it. You will be dearly missed.
Tom Tiberio
March 5, 2018
I think I speak for anyone that Carol touched by her wit and wonderful way she expressed herself when I say Webster will miss this wonderful woman!
Laurie Zahn Herman
March 5, 2018
Family and Friends, We are so sorry for the loss of Carol. What a dear lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Gerard P Smith Agency
March 5, 2018
Carol and I go back to 1958 when we dated for a few months. Our lives went in different directions, and we became new old friends in 2008. Carol fulfilled her desires to teach school, write and love her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was a great cook, wonderful homemaker to Gene and all of her children, humorist when it came to writing for the Webster Post and Webster Herald. She will be missed tremendously by her family, and her many frends.
Ken Kittelberger
March 5, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to Gene and families. She will be deeply missed by many.
Sally and George Malafeew
March 5, 2018
Carol and I go back to when we dated for a few months in 1958. Our lives took different directions, and she fulfilled her plans to teach school and write, and stay in Webster. We met again in 2008, and have been new friends since then. She always had a great sense of humor, was a wonderful cook, terrific grandmother to 15 grandchildren, superb home maker and wonderful wife to Gene. We will all miss her terribly.
Ken Kittelberger
March 5, 2018
You were one of my favorite teachers. I will always think fondly of you. Diane
Diane Wilbert
March 5, 2018
You were one of my favorite teachers. I will always think fondly of you. Diane and Dave Wilbert
Diane Wilbert
March 5, 2018
I am so heavy of heart to hear this news. As Webster local journalists, Carol and I shared a special bond. We laughed together over tea and scones at Barry's, gossiped over coffee and cinnamon rolls at Golden Boys. She had an infectious love for our village and the people who live here.

My life is so much better for having known her, and there will forever be a hole in the fabric of our community with her loss.

She's probably already started a "News From Cloud 3" newsletter up in Heaven.
Missy Rosenberry
March 5, 2018
Our dear Carol lite a spark in every one of us.... it is our job to keep it lite and more importantly pass it on.... sending many hugs to my fellow Klem's....❤
Jody Klem Laurer
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