Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Clara B. Krietemeyer

Clara B. Krietemeyer, age 90, of Shelby, died Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at her home.

Clara was born July 25, 1931 in Grafton, WV to the late Dorsey Costalo and Sarah Elizabeth (McConkey) Rosier. She was a graduate of Grafton High School. For over 40 years, Clara owned and operated Don’clair Bridals & Tux on Park Avenue West in Mansfield. It was there that she helped thousands of couples and their bridal parties look their absolute best for their wedding day. Clara was a member of the First Christian Church in Shelby and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

On October 4, 1997, Clara married Kenneth Krietemeyer. Ken survives along with 3 children: Donald E. (Diana) Pifer, Jr. of Columbus, Kim (Steve) Stover of Shelby, and Judy (Stephen) Bidgood of Chardon; 6 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; 4 stepchildren: Michelle (Mike) Lindenburger, Michael Krietemeyer, David Krietemeyer, and Scott (Theresa) Krietemeyer; 10 step grandchildren; numerous step great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by a brother.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, October 25, 2021 from 10-11 am at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow at 11 am. Pastor Brad Bunn will officiate the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Clara’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on her post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Marilyn Wilkinson Hopkins says:

    Kim, Thinking of you & sending my sympathy.

  2. Amy Brown says:

    So soory for the loss of your mother Kim. She was such a kind woman. My sympathy for your family

  3. Chuck Went says:

    My condolences to you and your families. Prayers for comfort and sweet memories.

  4. Deb Love says:

    Dear Kim, Steve and family,
    So sorry to hear or your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers for your family during this difficult time. Deb Love

  5. robie pena says:

    Ken, so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.

  6. Mindy Utz says:

    My deepest condolences.

  7. Nancy Hawley says:

    Condolences to you and your family. Please find peace in knowing she is Home

  8. Sally Cline says:

    Kim and Steve,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs!

  9. Jerry & Becky Barber says:

    Kim,Steve & family, Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your mother
    Also to Ken & his family in the loss of Clara.

  10. Deann Mooney says:

    Dear Judy,
    My heart goes out to you in the passing of your mom. I never knew her but she endured a long illness. Find comfort in that she is no longer in pain and with our beloved Savior, Jesus.
    Love you much!❤️

  11. Joe and Paula Wheeler says:

    Steve, Kim and family,
    Our sympathies and prayers in the loss of your mother.

  12. Colleen Delcamp says:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of Clara. My thoughts and prayers will be with you on Monday.

  13. Maryann Elizondo says:

    So very sorry to hear of her passing. Praying that God brings you peace of knowing that she is now at rest and no longer suffering.

  14. Rosemary Wilkinson says:

    I’m so sorry, Don Jr., Judy, Kim and families to hear of the ill health and passing of your dear mother and grandmother, Clara. She was a good friend for a number of years at First Christian, and was a very active working member. She was a very talented lady in many areas of life. RW

  15. JeanAnn Fairchild says:

    We are thinking about all of you today. Be assured you are in our thoughts and prayers God bless you today

  16. Jill says:

    Just read that your mom died. That is a very sad thing. I’m so very sorry for you but happy for her.

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