Charles J. Clement

Charles J. Clement, 80, of Freeburg, Illinois, born Wednesday, October 14, 1931, in East St. Louis, IL, died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Charles retired as a case worker form the Illinois Department of Public Works after 28 years and retired from Sears after 15 years of service. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Freeburg Illinois, Masonic Lodge #110 in Lebanon, IL, Scottish Rite Bodies and active in Southern Gospel Quartet's .

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Charles E. and Irene nee Fosnock Clement
  • Daughter: Cynthia Clement
  • Previous Wife: Theresa Clement
  • Sisters:
    • Mary McKinney
    • Elizabeth Qual

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Dorothy nee Garland Clement
  • Son: Stanley Clement of Missouri
  • Step-Children:
    • Gary (Gail) Oswalt of Memphis, TN
    • Sharon (Carlos) Collins of Freeburg, IL
    • Glenn (Sherry) Oswalt of Dewitt, AR
    • Sharla (Stephen) Brown of Belleville, IL
    • Shelley (Jeremy) Johnson of Burnsville, MN
  • Sister: Caroline Clark of O'Fallon, IL
  • Grandchildren:
    • Tiffany (Jeff) Hill
    • Nicholas Rheinecker
    • Reychal Davis
    • Lindsey Clement
    • Sarah Clement (Fiance Dustin)
  • 3 Great Grandchildren
  • 10 Step Grandchildren
  • 4 Step Great Grandchildren

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or Faith Baptist Church

Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday, February 27, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois. There will be a Masonic Service at 7:30pm on Monday at the funeral home.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home. Private interment will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Charles J. Clement:

    You will be greatly miss by
    your cats.
    and Marley

    KaiLi,Amber,Lily and Marley Freeburg Illinois 62223

    my sincere condolences to the Clement Family. May the Lord give you peace that surpasses all understanding.

    Lenora Criggler East St. Louis Illinois

    Charlie was a great friend when we me in the late 80s. He introduced me to my wonderful wife of 21 years. He had a wonderful singing voice and was a person of positive motivation. But most importantly, Charlie knew Christ. The world will miss you Charlie but Heaven is now yours. Someday I will see my friend again. Harold Thomas

    Harold Thomas Glen Carbon Il 62034

    Our sincere sympathy is extended to Charles' family. He was a man of integrity and we were always happy to be in his company. We always discussed Southern Gospel Quartets and Southern Gospel News. We are saddened here but he is in the presence of God.

    Larry and Paula Qualls Salem Illinois 62881

    I have wonderful memories of "Uncle Charlesy" as we called him when we were kids. He was always ready with a word from the bible or ready to sing a song about his love for Jesus. We always shared a love for animals, especially cats! I will miss him and his encouraging emails. It's good to know he was a sinner saved by grace, and I will see him in heaven some day. He has been reunited with his Mom, Dad and two sisters Mary & Elizabeth and his precious daughter Cynthia. What a homecoming that must have been! RIP Uncle Charles. Love you still. Binky & Family

    Kathleen (Binky) McKinney Goodman Branson Missouri 65672

    Our condolences to Mr Clements family. The Clements were long time neighbors and friends to the Harrington family in Alorton. My mother Ann always enjoyed reminiscing with Charles about the old neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Kathy Harrington Craig New Baden IL 62265

    Our sincerest condolences go out to Stan and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.


    Joe and Lisa Leone

    Joe Leone St. Louis Missouri 63123