In Memoriam: Nancy Clements
May her soul rest in peace
It is with great sadness that the International English-Speaking Catholic Parish announces the passing of our Parish Council President Nancy Clements, who died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday March 8, 2022. A Requiem Mass was held at Holy Cross Church on Sunday, March 13.
Nancy was an active and beloved parishioner for nearly 20 years. After moving to Germany in 1994, she began attending Mass regularly at St. Leonhard’s in 2004, where she very quickly found her spiritual home.
Over the years Nancy was very involved in parish life and volunteered whenever and wherever she could. She was elected to the Parish Council in 2011 where she served as co-vice president for the next 4 years, before being elected Parish Council President in 2015. She was elected to a second term as President in 2019. In the last 5 years Nancy also held the position of Parish Ministry Coordinator for Holy Cross and St. Leonhard’s.
Nancy was a very private person and did not wish to share the severity of her illness with many in these last weeks. Still, it must be said that Nancy loved our Parish dearly, always referring to our Parish and all our parishioners as “my family”. She said that she has gotten so much more from our parish than she could ever possibly give back and in one of her last conversations with Father Christian she told him: “Please tell everyone that I love them.”
Nancy leaves behind two sons in the U.S.A., Mark and Steven, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our deepest condolences go out to all of them during this most difficult time.
Let us all pray for Nancy. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
For the Parish,
Christian Enke, Parish Priest
Lori Bemb, Pastoral Associate
Damian Gerstner, Parish Council Vice-President