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Pearl McCleary, 88, Neosho, Mo., entered into rest on Jan. 24, 2018, in Neosho, following a sudden illness. Pearl was born June 16, 1929, in Jasper, Ark., the daughter of Lee Roy and Charlotte (Amberg) Davison.
She graduated from Granby High School in 1947 and was a homemaker and supported her family in the family business. She loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ since the early 1960s.
Pearl married Donald J.. McCleary on June 22, 1947, at Granby. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2013.
She is survived by one son, Ron McCleary and wife, Jan, of Independence, Mo.; one daughter, Kathy Lee and husband, Gregg, of Neosho; four grandchildren, Erin, Heather, Sarah and Chris; six great-grandchildren, Gracie, Kenzi, Maverick, Hagen, Marshall and Julian; two brothers, Charles Davison, of the state of Washington, and Gene Davison and wife, Linda, of Granby; and five sisters, Mae Oehring, of Jefferson City; Virginia Akehurst and husband, Grover, of Granby, Agnes Davis and husband, Bob, of Ada, Okla., Wilma Madewell, of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Jeanette Burgess and husband, George, of Neosho.
Services will be Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Interment will follow in the Granby Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Contributions, in memory of Pearl, may be made to the Neosho Christian Schools, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at WWW.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on January 28, 2018
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