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Services Monday for Anna L. Clendaniel, 88

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Anna L. Clendaniel, age 88 of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2020.

She was born on March 19, 1932 in Canonsburg, PA, to John and Julia (Sedlitsky) Sopiak, both of whom preceded her in death.

On June 28, 1952, in Canonsburg, PA, she married the love of her life, Thomas “Gene” Clendaniel, who preceded her in death on August 23, 2019.

She is survived by her loving sons: Leslie (Theresa) Clendaniel of Portage, IN, David (Dee) Clendaniel of Lake Station, IN, Douglas (Kathy) Clendaniel of Chesterton, IN, and Edward (Billie Childress) Clendaniel of LaPorte, IN; by her 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and by her 6 great-great grandchildren. Anna was very proud of her five generation family. She is also survived by her siblings, John (Betty) Sopiak of Canonsburg, PA, and Patricia Delfine of Canonsburg, PA; her brother-in-law, Clyde (Kay) Clendaniel of Florida; and by her many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Ann Jones on February 26, 2017, and by her sister, Mary Jane Guidas.

Anna was a member of St. John’s United Church in Chesterton. She loved spending her free time at home, taking care of her family. She was an awesome mother and made Mrs. Cleaver look imperfect. She never knew a stranger and could easily feed her entire neighborhood.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020, at 1 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery. For the safety of the family and the community, masks/facial coverings are required at all times while at the funeral home. Please practice social distancing inside and outside the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association: 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601.

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Posted 10/29/2020




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