Kristen Leigh Clemmens
Kristen Leigh Clemmens was born on September 8th, 1983. The first characteristic we noticed about her was how well she could hold her head up and her big, round eyes. She was ready to see all this world had to offer.
Kristen lived in Chouteau, OK, with her parents and sister, where she attended First Baptist Church. She was President and Valedictorian of her senior class. She enjoyed having leading roles in her high school’s musicals, and she enthusiastically cheered on her Chouteau HS Wildcats in all their sports.
After graduating in 2002, Kristen went to Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. During summers and on weekends, she worked in Branson at Celebration City and Silver Dollar City. As a Senior at SBU, she worked as an intern at KRZK Radio in Branson. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006.
Kristen’s internship at KRZK turned into her full-time job. Her dream of living in Branson was finally a reality. She loved going to all the music shows, she performed in the Community Theater’s presentation of Grease, she had a role in one of the mystery dinner theater’s productions, and she loved going to Silver Dollar City – her favorite place on earth.
The most important thing in Kristen’s life was her relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She accepted Jesus as her Savior at a young age, and she lived for Him daily. She loved summer church camps, being in children’s and youth musicals and drama, and being active in her youth group. After moving to Branson, she helped with Awana at Branson FBC, and while there, she felt God calling her to move to Bridge of Faith Community Church in Rockaway Beach, where she served faithfully and loved her church family.
Kristen is a published author with her book, Me, Myself, and I Am. She also wrote poetry, and one of her poems was set to music and sung by Spoken 4 quartet. The song: “I’m Not Perfect, I’m Just Purchased.” Two of her other poems have been set to music by her sister: “Unbelievable Belief” and “Oh, Your Goodness.”
Kristen loved life, although it was not an easy one for her. She did not care much about material things, but her treasure was in her relationships with Christ, family, and friends. Kristen loved her kids: her pre-K and kids’ drama classes at Bridge of Faith. She had recently become involved with Faith Walk retreats which were so important and meaningful to her.
Kristen loved sports. She liked baseball and basketball, but she was most excited for the kick-off of OU Sooners football. Boomer Sooner!
On April 3rd, 2020, Kristen went to work at KRZK, replied to a text from her Dad, and in about 2 hours, she was standing in the presence of her Heavenly Father.
Kristen leaves behind her parents, John and Debra Clemmens; her sister, Sarah; and her baby girl, Snickers (her calico kitty), and a host of relatives and friends.
Those who welcomed Kristen to her eternal Home included her grandparents, Wayne and Lola Slinkard and Steve and Lucille Clemmens, along with many other friends and relatives.
From Kristen’s book: “Seek joy in the season you are in and trust God has you in this time for a reason. His timing is perfect, and He is faithful and true.”
Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.