Yorela Kay Clements


Yorela Kay Clements, 87 of Mt. Blanchard passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Brookdale Senior Living.

She was born on May 31, 1935 to the late John H. and Alta Marie (Yarger) Woessner. She was a 1953 graduate of Liberty High School. On July 20, 1952, she married her high school sweetheart, Ted L. Clements.

Yorela is survived by her children; Ted A. (Sharon) Clements, Rick (Becky Putnam) Clements, Dan (Sharon) Clements all of Mt. Blanchard, Jane (Michael) Walter of Carey and Rob (Laurie) Clements of Missouri. Yorela is also survived by her fourteen grandchildren;Christa, Nathan, Ryan, Daryn, Michael, Marcus, Megan, Chase, Kent, Samuel, Kayann, Sarah, Travis, Logan, eighteen great-grandchildren; Grant, Alec, Sydney, Cole, Reece, Jenna, Quinton, Kinsey, Valentina, Maximilliano, Delaney, Monroe, Caplan, Emersyn, Kaiden, Vincent, Leon, Penelope and 2 great-great-grandchildren; Rogan and Radley. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law; Louise Woessner and Mary Clements.

Yorela was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Ted Clements, brothers; John and Bob Woessner and sisters; Evelyn Fausnaugh, Ruth Koontz and Nancy Trask.

She worked for Dr. Fink and Dr. Brown before retiring from Blanchard Valley Hospital. Yorela was an active member of Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church. She enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren’s activities and babysitting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Yorela was a friend to everyone she met and will be missed by all.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Crates Funeral Home, Arlington. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at the Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church where the family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Pastor Brett Kelly will officiate and a private burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Yorela to the Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church or Brookdale Senior Living. Online condolences can be made by visiting coldrencrates.com.

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