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Obituary: Richard Ancel Cleaver

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3-17-34 ~ 7-19-00

Richard Ancel "Dick" Cleaver was born on March 17, 1934, in Hutchinson, Kansas, the son of Alfred T. Cleaver and Virle Blanche Abbott Cleaver. He departed this life at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO, at the age of 66 years, 4 months, and 2 days, of cancer.

Dick attended Neosho High School. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virle Cleaver, his father, Alfred Cleaver and two brothers, Junior and Don Cleaver.

Surviving are his wife of 31 and one half

years, Ruth M. (Miller) Cleaver; his sister, Eloyce Jane (Gene) Avery, of Napa, Idaho; and by his eight children, Rodney Steven (Cheryl) Cleaver of Ukiah, CA; Ricky Lane Cleaver of Salt Lake City, UT; Vickie Quarals of Tacoma, WA; Laura Jo (Kurt) Tritthart of Bartlesville, OK; Roxanne Renee (Mark) Grundy of Afton, OK; Gregory Kent (Julie) Cleaver of Riverton, Ut; Michael James Cleaver of Coffeyville, KS; and Rhonda Lea (Terry) Butcher of Coalville, UT; also surviving are 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as many dear nieces, nephews and loving friends.

A special thanks to our dear friends, Larry and Twola Bauman of Bolivar, MO, for all their special love and help in a time of need.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Riverton Cemetery, 13200 So. 1500 W. Funeral Directors Broomhead Funeral Home.