Helen Josephine "Jo" Clem

  • Born: February 14, 1939
  • Died: September 7, 2021
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please feel free to enhance this Tribute by adding your own stories and photos.

Helen Josephine "Jo" Clem, 82, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Edward O. Clem, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Jo was born February 14th, 1939 in East Bernstadt, Kentucky, daughter of John Frederick and Bertha Moore Krall. She received her Associate Degree in Interior Design from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. After working with Gail Green Interiors in New York City she established her own business, Interiors by Design. After retiring to Charleston, SC, Jo applied her talents to her own family, designing and building a family homestead that would eventually grace the pages of Charleston Style & Design.

A talented artist, Jo distinguished her business by actively incorporating paintings and sculpture into her interior designs.

As a lifelong supporter of artists of all types and ages, she gave back to the community in a multitude of ways, from volunteering her time teaching art to children, to serving as President of the Connecticut Classic Art Association. A strong proponent of education, she was a co-founder of the first Montessori school in northern Alabama, as well as FunShop, an after-school enrichment program for talented and gifted children.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Edward "Ed" O. Clem of Mount Pleasant, SC; son, Steven E. Clem of James Island, SC; daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Volcko of Mount Pleasant, SC; two grandchildren, Daniel Volcko and Delaney Volcko; and sister-in-law, Helen Krall of Colton, CA; She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Krall.

Memorials may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406, www.charlestonanimalsociety.org or the Alzheimer's Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090, www.alz.org.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My prayers to Ed and the rest of the family on the passing of Jo. Many fond memories of our time togeather.

Posted by Dave Striley - Palm harbor   November 07, 2021

Jo was so friendly. Her uncle Ed krall,my dad,enjoyed talking with her at family reunions tV

Posted by Karen Fox - Hamilton, OH - Family   September 18, 2021

Ed, I just found out that you lost your dear wife Jo .Having gone through this with my wife Libby 10 years ago ,my heart goes out to you and your family. Please accept my condolences. You'll be in my prayers in the days ahead. Frank Batsche

Posted by Frank Batsche - Mason, OH - Friend   September 17, 2021

I will miss my dear Aunt Jo. She made us all feel so special. May God bless you Uncle Ed.
Barry, Lisa, Daniel and Bailey Krall

Posted by Barry Krall - Colton, CA - Family   September 12, 2021

Aunt Jo has always been a positive presence in my life. She always made me feel good about myself and my accomplishments. Aunt Jo loved her family and always looked out for those she loved. I always loved talking to her about design and seeing how she put her house together so beautifully. Aunt Jo had the best laugh and always enjoyed a good joke. I miss her already.

Posted by Susan Curtis - Buchanan, MI - Family   September 11, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of Jo's passing. She was very sweet to me when I was a newcomer and with Ed, they welcomed me to the community. She was the epitome of gracious and she will be missed.

Posted by Lori Feehan Feehan - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   September 11, 2021

Jo was a lovely, kind and gracious lady in every respect of the word. Her passing is a huge loss to family and friends. Our deepest condolences to Ed and all her family.

Posted by Deborah Bedell - Rockport, ME - Neighbor   September 11, 2021

I am sorry to hear of Jo's passing. As a cousin 12 years younger than Josephine, I remember she always treated Bill and I with kindness and respect. Nancy's and my deepest sorrow go out to Ed and the family.

Denny and Nancy Krall
(Son of Emil and Wanda Krall)

Posted by Dennis Krall - Hamilton, OH - Family   September 11, 2021

We are sorry to hear about the passing of Jo. She was always someone we remember with a huge smile, and a lady of grace.

Posted by Lorraine & Rick Vale - Friend   September 10, 2021


Family Album


Family Album

June 2005 Visit with Aunt Jo and Uncle Ed
Aunt Jo and Uncle Ed June 2005 at their home
Aunt Jo, Uncle Ed and Krall family