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Lorrie Irene (Crowder) Clemens

July 10, 1960 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 57)

Lorrie Irene Clemens, age 57 of Centerville, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lorrie was born on July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Jerry and Loretta (Onder) Crowder.  She was united in marriage to David Clemens on October 8, 1977.  From this union, three children were born, Crystal, Candy, and Starla.

Lorrie held numerous part time jobs during her lifetime.  She wanted to be sure she was around for her children if they needed her.  As the girls got older, Lorrie took a job at Centerville Monument Company.  She was employed there for over 15 years.  Most recently, she was a homemaker.  She enjoyed being at home and helping take care of her children, grandchildren and her puppies, as they were the most important things in her life. 

Lorrie was committed to family, making sure that all knew of support to achieve their highest potential.  She enjoyed life, family members and many friends. She was always there to brighten the lives of others, or help anyone who needed it.  She was very fond of Art.  She especially loved to draw and paint.  She enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings due to her love for the color purple.  Lorrie was a member of the Household of Faith church, where her father was a preacher.

Left to honor Lorrie's memory are her husband of 40 years, Dave Clemens of Centerville; her daughters, Crystal (Anthony) Ruth of Centerville and Starla (fiancé Alan Huisman) Clemens of Centerville; her brother, Daryle Crowder of Centerville; her puppies, Toshe, Rowdy, and Shiska; her cats, Bell and Tigger; as well as numerous friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Loretta Crowder; and her daughter, Candy Kay Clemens.

Per Lorrie's wishes, cremation has been accorded and there will be no services at this time.   There will be a separate fundraiser/Celebration of Life held at a later time per the family.  Lange Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with caring for her family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to The Family of Lorrie Clemens, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at

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