Ella Clem

Obituary of Ella Mae Clem

Ella Mae Clem, 80, wife of the late Jimmy Clem, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Ella was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 2, 1942, to the late Lewis and Lena Ringold Chaplin. She was a member of the Capital Cut Ups group. She retired from GE, but her main passion was being a wildlife photographer. Ella had photos published in the magazine Birds in Bloom and she was an author of the book, Whitetail Deer Family.


She is survived by her daughter, Sue (Sammy Jr.) Noe, of Georgetown, Kentucky, and four grandchildren, Shelby (Will) Higgins, of Maryland, Savanna Noe, and Marisa Noe both of Georgetown, and Chris Noe of Pennsylvania.


In addition to her parents, Clem was preceded in death by her two brothers, Lewis and Ed Chaplin.

A private memorial service will take place at a later date for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Ella Clem, to L.I.F.E. House for Animals

14 Fido Ct Frankfort, KY 40601 (www.lifehouse4animals.org).

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