Madeline May Clem Harris, 83, of Millboro, Virginia, went to be with her Savior on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in Salem, Virginia.

She was born June 28, 1940, in Middletown, Maryland, the daughter of the late Raymond Clayton Clem and Edith Elizabeth Vidle Clem.

Madeline was employed for 47 years as a seamstress for HR Hart, making men’s suits in Frederick, Maryland.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved the outdoors and eating out with family and friends. She was a member of the Millboro Christian Church.

Madeline is survived by her husband, Donald Eugene Harris, her husband of 60 years; stepchildren, Edythe Myree Fox and husband Michael of Goshen, Virginia, Jeffery Doyle Harris and wife Sue of Sterling Park, Virginia; sister; Loretta Foote and husband Bob of Baltimore, Maryland; five step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Douglas; a grandson, Jason; three brothers; and three sisters.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 31, 2023, at Millboro Christian Church with Pastor Lloyd Via officiating. Interment will be in Millboro Christian Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Forbes, Andy Forbes, Mark Forbes, Ronnie Hodge, Brian Puhle, and Jeff Simmons.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Millboro Christian Church Youth Group, 82 TC Walker Road, Millboro, Virginia 24460.


  1. I know my aunt is in heaven with her brothers and sisters. Sending prayers to my aunt Loretta, Bob, and aunt Mads’ step kids. Love, her niece Patty Clem

  2. To my loving sister Mads from Sister Loretta an d Brother- in-law Bob. You can rest now. No more pain or aggravation. There is a big group waiting to welcome you! You will be missed very much by your Clem Family and the good friends you made!! May the Angels wrap their wings around you and take you to heaven!!

  3. Madeline you will be missed very much by your Clem side of the family and the true friends you made over the years!! No more pain or aggravation!! Sorry the last few months were so stressful for the both of you!! But the Angel’s will be waiting to greet you! Bob and I love you very much and we will miss you!!

  4. I worked with Madeline at H. L. Hartz in Frederick Md. She was always a sweet & kind lady whose work ethic was second to none. On days of big snows, when most all the workers would call in saying they couldn`t make it, Madeline was willing to do a job she didn`t normally do and do it well as long as I drove the thirty minutes to her house and picked her up. Her efforts helped the company meet needs for customers that could not have been accomplished without her. As a supervisor, she made my job easier knowing I could always count on her. I remember her fondly and I am so sorry for the families loss.

  5. May you rest in peace Aunt Madeline. I take comfort knowing that you are reunited with my Mom and the rest of your siblings as well as many others that love you. My deepest condolences to Uncle Don and family.

    Love always,
    Melissa (Missy)


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