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Cleo P. Pickley

Posted on Feb. 6, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Oct. 5, 1918 - Feb. 4, 2013

ELKHART — Cleo P. Pickley, 94, of Elkhart, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Sanctuary at St. Paul’s in South Bend.

She was born Oct. 5, 1918, in Illinois to Grover and Rosie (Simpson) Dance.

On Aug. 9, 1947, in Elkhart, she married Leonard “Bud” Pickley, who preceded her in death May 1, 2011.

Surviving are two sons, Leonard (Vicky) Pickley of Decatur, Ill., and James (Vicky) Pickley of Mishawaka; two grandchildren, Michele (Kris) Hyden and Paul (Ami) Pickley; and four great-grandchildren, Stela and Adeline Hyden and Cole and Morgan Pickley.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart, with a rosary at 5:45 p.m. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the funeral home with Father Bob VanKempen officiating. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery, Bristol.

Cleo was a bookkeeper for Elks Country Club for 15 years and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or the charity of donor’s choice.

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