Patricia Bernadette “Pat” Clymer-Webb was born on the morning of February 23, 1940, at Fitzgerald-Mercy hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania. Her thrilled parents were William Joseph Clymer III and the former Mary Jane Lemper. Patricia was the eldest of five children. She is preceded in death by her sisters Christine Clymer and Constance “Connie” Raley-Loan. She is survived by her brother William “Bill” Clymer IV and her sister Mary Jane Pierce.
Patricia was married in 1960 at age 20 to the late William Nagle Sr., with whom she had three children. She married again in 1978 to William Webb Jr., who survives her. Patricia is additionally survived by her children The Honorable Karen Hartley-Nagle, William “Bill” Nagle Jr., Michael Nagle, her grandchildren Brittany Kelly and husband Kevin, Thomas “TJ” Hartley Jr., Cameron Hartley, Katheryn Hartley, Alexa and Audrey Nagle, Jessica McGrath and husband Michael, and her great-grandchildren Liam and Isla McGrath. Patricia was also eagerly awaiting the birth of a third great-grandchild, Kaleigh Kelly.
Patricia made a name for herself as a successful Delaware real estate agent, but she will be remembered for her artistic endeavors. She made and sold beautiful fine art, jewelry, and textiles. In fact, prior to going into real estate she owned and attended to Angora rabbits and her own flock of sheep, whose wool she would sheer, dye, spin into yarn, and weave herself. She also practiced Shibori, the art of dying silk scarves. One of her favorite anecdotes, though, was when she had paintings showcased in a Paris gallery and was pursued by the French paparazzi.
Aside from her art, Patricia’s interests included gardening, going for “drive-abouts”, her farm at South Bowers Beach, and her beloved rescue dog Shannon. Patricia was a member of the Dover Lions Club, the Dover Art League, The Dover Century Club, the Westminster Center of Yoga and TaiChi, the Kent County Library Hearts and Letters Book Club, the Dover Investment Club, the Metalsmithing Guild, the Nature Printing Society, Spinning and Weaving Guilds, South Bowers Volunteer Fire Company, and she was an attendee at the Camden Friends Meeting.
Patricia passed away unexpectedly at the age of 78. Her infectious sense of humor and adventurous spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
A memorial in her honor will be held at Pippin Funeral Home,Inc. 119 West Camden Wyoming Ave. Wyoming, DE 19934, on Saturday, July 14 at 3:00 pm. The service is open to the public.
Family and Friends may gather from 2:30- 3 pm. Condolences may be sent via: www.pippinfuneralhome.com.