Emily Ann Tarr Clemmer went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Born in 1935 to Alfred E. Tarr and Frances Adelaide Meixel Tarr, she was raised in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, living the majority of her life in Camp Hill and Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Em was a graduate of Germantown Friends School and the University of Pennsylvania, both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She went on to earn a Master's degree from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Em was a member of the Christ Presbyterian Church in Camp Hill and Second Presbyterian Church in Carlisle.
Em embraced life, enjoying it to the fullest. She loved to travel and be among friends. Her love of nursing and helping others led her heart to volunteer serving over 35 years at Contact Helpline where she provided emotional listening services and anxiety relief to confidential
callers during difficult times. In her final years, she was a prayer volunteer at the Carlisle Regional Hospital. She was a member of the Red Hatters, Newcomers Club, Highland Women’s Club and participated in many circles and groups at Second Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed everything involving her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Em was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Dave Clemmer, and her sister, Frances Joan Pinney of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania and Skidaway Island, Georgia. She is survived by her daughter Leanne and her husband Scott Schmidenberg and by her sons David Clemmer, Jr. and his wife Cristy; Craig Clemmer and Amy; and Doug Clemmer and his wife Kelly. One of her greatest joys was her grandchildren, David, Sean and his wife Cristeena, Madison and her husband Jamithon, David III and his wife Brooke, Maisie and her husband Sandro, Taylor,
Dakota and her fiancé Danny, Morgan and her husband Alex, Ethan, Erin, Ella and Elise and her great grandchildren, Cooper, Elliot, Jaycee, Amelia, Gideon, Paisleigh, Adelaide, Lydia, Scarlett, Lyla, Elisabeth, and three little ones on the way.
To the dedicated doctors, nurses, aides and staff at the Sarah Todd Memorial Home, there are no words to thank you all. Your dedication and sacrifices for each and every person in your care are unwavering. The care and comfort you have provided our family was the truest of blessings.
A family memorial service and celebration of life will be planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Live Simply 4 Orphans PERU, PO Box 254, Monroe, NC 28111-0254, www.livesimplyfororphans.org.