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James Clemmer

Tampa Mayor James “Jim” E. Clemmer, 81, of Tampa, died Nov. 2, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

Born May 19, 1928, in Emporia, to James M. and Erna L. (Gramke) Clemmer. He was a salesman.

He married Mary J. Dailey Nov. 19, 1946, at Council Grove.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Lincolnville and had been mayor of Tampa since 1991.

Two grandchildren preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; four sons, Ronald of Tampa, and Donald, James, and Dale of Salina; a brother, Danny of Wichita; three sisters, Doreen Sutton of Los Angeles, and Marleen Clemmer and Doris Lowe of Topeka; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday morning at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Alan Stahlecker officiating.

Burial was Saturday afternoon at Mount Hope Cemetery, rural Neosho Rapids.

Contributions may be made to the church or Tampa Community Association.

Last modified Nov. 11, 2009

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