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Services Wednesday for Marie G. Cleaveland, 95

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Marie G. Cleaveland, age 95 of Chesterton, passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at her home.

She was born on October 15, 1919, in Clearfield, PA to George and Enna Ludwig-Peasley, both of whom preceded her in death.

Marie is survived by her children: Beverly Cecil of Dallas, TX, Burton Cleaveland of Indianapolis, IN, Carol (Dale) Henderson of Bradenton, FL and Amy Shlemon of Chesterton, IN, as well as her grandchildren: Thomas, Jessica, Carri, Cristi, Lisa, Dale, Jillian, Stephanie, Philip and great-grandchildren: Joel, Noah, Brayden, Alex, Mathias, Ophelia, Madeline, Kinsey, Matthew, Janae, Cohen, Philip, Audrey and Christian.

Also surviving are her sisters: Maxine Cleaveland, Donna (Jim) Egan and Georgiana Taylor.

Marie is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Burton L. Cleaveland Sr., her sister, Louise Hornung and her brother, Howard Peasley.

Marie taught her family wisdom and was a nurturing wife and mother. She was a member of Liberty Bible Church and In Touch Ministries. She loved nature, her children and watching the sunset at the beach. Marie enjoyed indoor and outdoor gardening and growing bonsai. She loved to read, as well as playing the piano, sewing and praising. Her children shall rise up and call her blessed. Proverbs 31:26-31.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Liberty Bible Church, 824 N Calumet Ave, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Darrell Crots officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. A private burial will be held at Chesterton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Liberty Bible Missionary Outreach, 824 N Calumet Ave, Chesterton, IN.

Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton. To send an online condolence, please visit

Posted 12/1/2014