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Helen Josephine "Jo" Clem

Helen Josephine "Jo" Clem
  • February 14, 1939 - September 7, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Jo was so friendly. Her uncle Ed krall,my dad,enjoyed talking with her at family reunions tV ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Fox - Hamilton, OH - Family

“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...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Frank Batsche - Mason, OH

“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 ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Barry Krall - Colton, CA - Family

“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...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Curtis - Buchanan, MI

“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...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Lori Feehan Feehan - SC - Friend

“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...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Deborah Bedell - Rockport, ME

“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....Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Dennis Krall - Hamilton, OH

“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. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Lorraine & Rick Vale - Friend


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.