Clem E. Kress

Born: Tue., Mar. 7, 1950
Died: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 08, 2018
Location: Woodsfield

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Nov. 09, 2018
Location: St. Sylvester Catholic Church

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     Clem E. Kress, 68, of Lewisville, Ohio passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio.

     He was born in Miltonsburg, Ohio on March 7, 1950 a son of Martha Burkhart Kress who survives of Woodsfield, Ohio and the late George W. Kress Sr.

     He was a former coal miner and was also a retired building maintenance supervisor for the Monroe County Commissioners. He was a member of the St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio; a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War; and a member of the American Legion Post 87, Woodsfield, Ohio.

     Clem enjoyed camping, tinkering with mowers, playing cards at the Legion, and attending the grandkids sporting events. Clem was the type of guy who never met a stranger.

     In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Kress, and a brother-in-law, Floyd “Butch” Griffin.

     In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sharon Brown Kress whom he married on April 20, 1974; one daughter, Anita (Jamie) Howell of Sardis, Ohio; one son, Brian (Marlena) Kress of Lewisville, Ohio; three sisters, Evelyn Griffin of Canton, Ohio, Helen (Jerry) Dillon of Canton, Ohio, Chris (Joe) Hoff of Woodsfield, Ohio; four brothers, Robert (Darlene) Kress of Burns Harbor, Indiana, Bill (Lori) Kress of Canton, Ohio, Ralph (Lucia) Kress of Bakersfield, California, George Kress Jr. of Bakersfield, California; three grandchildren, Isaac and Gavin Howell, Aubrey Kress; several nieces and nephews.

     Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018 with vigil services held at 7:30 p.m.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 at the St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. David Gaydosik as the celebrant. Military services will be held at the end of Mass.

     Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.


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Mary Habig
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
Kress Family,
I'm so sadden to hear of my buddy Clem's passing. He surely was one of a kind! I'm thankful for all the great, fun, hysterical memories of him. Words cannot express my Deepest Sympathy. Hugs and Prayers for All. Fly High Clem, Fly High!

Chris and Sandra Imboden
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
How sorry we were to learn of your loss. We will remember our visit to your garage sale before one of your trips. He was proud of his family and will be missed. God comfort you in this time of loss. Sandy and Chris

Adeline Vallandingham
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Sharon,children and family we are so sorry for your loss. All of you have our love, sympathy and prayers.

Tom Evans
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Sharon and family. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for all of you . He was one of a kind and will be missed by many .

Betsy Calame
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Helen -

I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Kerri Stollar
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Sharon and family - was so surprised to hear about my buddy Clem - he touched many lives and will be missed - you all will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time!

Kathy Ramsey
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
The staff at Caldwell Elementary School would like to express our sympathy for your loss. We will miss seeing him at Aubreys games. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Fred and Nancy Sirianni
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018

Mary Wallace
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Prayers for all his family and friends. So sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.

Portia Ellis
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Sheilla Wise and Family
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Sharon and entire Family;
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you all. I haven't seen Clam in quite awhile. I don't see many since working nights. My prayers are with you all through these difficult times. My heart goes out to you all in the days ahead. Loss is such a final thing, and our prayers to you all, until we meet our loved ones again one day. May Gods Blessings and Grace get you through these moments.
Sheilla Wise and Family

Dean Potts
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
SHARON ; I am so very sorry to learn of my GOOD FRIENDS ,passing . WE are so sorry , for all the family also . CLEM and i had a very great relationship ,friendship , and i surely will miss him . AS many others will also! Should there be ANYTHING I CAN DO please let me know ! REST IN PEACE , MY GREAT FRIEND !

Donna Drum Parr
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Dear Ones,

So saddened to learn about Clem passing. He will be missed by many. I know God has all of you in his arms. He will help heal your broken hearts. Sending lots of prayers and love to all you. My God be with you and Bless all of you.

debbie Covert
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Sharon and family so sorry for your loss.Clem was one of a kind.Thoughts and prayers for the family.He will be missed by many!!

Cheryl J Skinner, Belmont Co. Military Museum
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Clem E. Kress, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Clem E. Kress, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Pandora Neuhart
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Kress Family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Clem. I have known him for years, and I don't think he ever met a stranger or were ever at a loss for words. He enjoyed life and always had a smile on his face. His love for family should be an example to all. May God wrap his arms around all of you during these most difficult times.
In Christian Love, Pandora

nancy lucido
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Sharon and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Clem for many years.
He was one of the best. My prayers are with you all.

Kathy Robson
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018


With our deepest sympathy and love, The Burkhart Family (Judy, Dave, Bobby, Donnie, George and Kathy)

Missy & Mike Knowlton
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Sharon and Family,
Words cannot express our deepest, heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Clem was a "positive presence" in this world. Kind, funny, didn't know a stranger and loved his family, especially his grandkids. His smile was genuine and ornery at the same time. His presence here will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our loss, Heaven's gain.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all now and in the days and weeks to come. May God's peace and love comfort you during this most difficult time.

Ron & Sue Riser
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Sharon & family.. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Clem.. What a great guy. Clem always had a few words to say to us whenever we say him. We called him the Dr. Lawnmower!! Please know you all are in our hearts and in our prayers. May God give you comfort at this time.

Dan and Joyce Weiss
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018
Sharon and family, our heartfelt condolences and prayers are sent to you all during this difficult time. Love and prayers

Carole and Chuck Helbling
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018
Sharon and family,
We are so sorry for your loss of such a special husband, father and grandfather. We will miss him and his quick wit and smile! Our apology for being out of state this week. Please call on us for whatever you need , when we get home. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sharing in your grief.
Much love,
Carole and Chuck

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