Cecilia Evans Clement

Cecilia Evans Clement, 91, passed away July 20th at the Ascension Via Christi hospital in Manhattan, KS with much of her family by her side.  Chronic heart failure and pneumonia caught up with her.

Cecilia, also known as Sheila, was the eldest daughter of James Carey Evans and Madeleine Bigger.  She was born in Buffalo, NY on March 3, 1928 and grew up there and in East Aurora, NY.

She graduated from the Park School in Buffalo and attended Colorado College; eventually she obtained a degree in Anthropology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA while living in Concord, MA.   She married Laurence (Larry) Allen Clement in June of 1948 and lived in Italy and France after WWII; raised the family in Concord, MA, then lived in West Chesterfield, NH, Newtown Square and Cochranville, PA for many years; and moved to Manhattan, KS in 2003.

Sheila is survived by her three children: James Carey Evans Clement (East Aurora, NY), Laurence (Lorn) Allen Clement, Jr (his wife Lynn M. Ewanow), and Cecilia (Cela) Clement Hennessy and one granddaughter Cecilia (Lia) Lauren Hennessy (all living in MHK).  She is also survived by her sisters Madeleine Maldanado (Concord, MA) and Jane Meyer (Half Moon Bay, CA).  Cecilia was predeceased by her husband Larry.

Sheila was an accomplished hooked rug artist, creating original rugs for family, friends and clients for thirty years; many of these were displayed at the Volland Store in Wabaunsee County in 2017 during an exhibit of her work.   She was an avid reader and she was passionate about opera.   She loved conversation, dogs, skiing and sailing. 

There will be a memorial service in mid-October, 2019, in Manhattan, KS.  Sheila and Larry will be interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY.

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  1. Your Mom came to Meadowlark for Balance class and Yoga. She was such a joy for all of us. When she could no longer see well enough to drive she stopped. We are so thankful for the days she spent here with us.

  2. Loren and family,

    I have just read in this morning”s paper of the passing of your Mother. I am so sorry that you have lost a very special person. Many years ago I had the joy of working with your Father in PT and Sheila was always there. We had chats and she invited me to their home to see her original rugs and to watch her technique and the fact that she also repaired them for folk. We went to the Met operas in Topeka some years ago and saw you Mother there too.

    I will not forget her, her charm and kindness and the stories of the lake up north – getting to it and in and out of the boat to reach the island.

    I am sorry that we will be out of the country most of October and perhaps will miss her memorial service.

    Our condolences to you and your siblings at this sad time.

    Jackie Macdonald and Michael Donnelly

  3. We are so sorry for the entire family. Your mom was such a sweetheart. Our thoughts are with you.
    From everyone at Extra Mile Imports

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