Mr. Robert Eugene Clemans Sr., 91, of Elkhart and formerly of Rochester passed away at 11:25 am on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital.
On June 18, 1928, Robert was born near Athens to Doyle an Pauline Borden Clemans.
Robert and Donna Jean Mabie were married in Warsaw on April 8, 1950. She passed away on May 1, 1995.
On July 13, 1996, Robert and Mary Elizabeth Watts were married in Rochester. They have shared 23 years of life's adventures.
Left to cherish the memories of Robert are his wife, Mary; four daughters: Jennifer White and husband Danny of Rochester, Judy Hoge of Silver Lake, Mechelle Mares and husband Steve of Illinois, Amy D. Brock of Elkhart; three sons: Robert E Clemans Jr. and wife Phyllis of Rochester, Arden K. Clemans and wife Missy of Rochester, Darrell R. Watts of Goshen; 35 grandchildren; 96 great grandchildren; 34 great-great grandchildren; six sisters: Susan Fairbanks and husband Les of Watervliet, Sandy Vermilyer of Benton Harbor, Virginia Schuh and husband John of Warsaw, Glenda Holbrook of Warsaw, Linda Cremar and husband Rick of Warsaw, Barbara Reese of Bourbon; three brothers: Jim Carey and wife Carolyn of Ft. Wayne, Forrest Vinning and wife Betty of Claypool, Carlton Clemans of California; lots of nieces and nephews; and Corky, the black & White Shih-tsu.
Preceding him in death are his parents; 2 daughters: Carol S. Carlson & Terri A. Littlefield; one son, Louis L. Watts; sisters Judy Hudkins, Juanita Utter, Helen McKee, and Katheryn Carey; brothers: Dave Carey, Rodney Carey, and Cephus Dunton.
Robert retired from Torx in 1990.
A Celebration of Life of Robert Eugene Clemans will be at 1:00 pm on Tuesday August 13, 2019 in the Good Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 11:30 to 1:00. Interment will be in Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family or the American Heart Association.