Grace Cleaver

Funeral services for Grace Rebekkah Gillespie Cleaver, 93, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2013, at Cornerstone Family Church in Tonganoxie, KS.  Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, KS.  She died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

Grace was born on November 26, 1919 in Kansas City, KS the daughter of Percy and Mattie (Bently) Gillespie..

She was a devoted wife and loving mother, and secretary.

She was a devoted to her Masonic related organizations over the years.  She rose to extremely high office.

Grace was married to Ervel Francis Cleaver on August 31, 1940 in Kansas City, KS.  He preceded her in death September 11, 2009.

Survivors include two sons, Fred A. Cleaver, Lawrence, Bill Cleaver, and wife, Melinda, Manford, OK; and five grandchildren, Erik, Rocky, Keri, Paris, and Pattie; seven great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Gillespie.

The family will greet friends from 7 – 8:30 p.m. this evening at the mortuary.

5 Condolences

  1. Debz Shakti Buller on January 24, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Sing with the angels now, Momma Grace. You are with your beloved husband, and now arrayed in the glory and the Light of your Lord.

    Blessings of peace and comfort to Fred, Bill and all the family as you hold your sweet memories in your hearts of her life with you.

  2. Rick Schwebel on January 24, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    To the family : my sincere condolences.
    There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one.
    Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear.
    Jehovah God helps us with this in His word,
    He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness
    and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah also
    shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice
    of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given !
    Then the hope of seeing our loved ones again
    on this earth, transformed into a paradise. The Bible tells us
    this was Jehovah’s will when He created Adam & Eve.
    Please read:
    (Genesis 1:26,27; John 5: 28,29; Psalms 37:11,22,29).
    If you have any questions or comments,
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  3. Pam Evans on January 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    The name Grace fit Grace well. She is one of the few people I know that never had a bad word to say about anyone. In the 30 or more years that I knew Grace she always smiled & had only good words to say. I willl miss her. When I got a chance to go back to the church in Tongie, I always looked forward to talking to Grace.

  4. Jon and Bonnie on January 25, 2013 at 5:56 am

    We shall miss Mrs. Cleaver. She always had a smile and a cheerful reply when we arrived on Tuedays with MOW. May she rest in peace.

  5. Dana K. on January 28, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I was so very sad to hear about Grace passing away. I loved my visits with her on Wednesdays with MOW. I always stayed longer with her, because she was so nice to talk with. She never complained about anything, and always had a smile for me. What an example she was for me, in accepting all that God puts before us. Peace to your family.

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