Shirley A. Cleaver, 78

Shirley A. Cleaver, 78, of Angola, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

She was born on Jan. 3, 1943, in Three Rivers, Mich. Shirley was a wonderful homemaker and devout Christian.

She attended Christian Heritage Church in Wabash, Ind., and loved listening to the church services online. She was fond of Life Bridges for seniors where she enjoyed the program and staff. A sociable lady, she spoke highly of the people she met during her senior transit.

During her rehabilitation at Peabody’s, she met many nice people there and had many friends. She enjoyed listening to Christian music, country music, bonfires with her family and friends, and eating-out (she loved her French fries!).

Shirley treasured the time spent with all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Alice Woodard of Coldwater, Mich., John Cleaver of Coldwater, Mich., Lester Cleaver Jr., of Quincy, Mich., Christian (Tracy) Cleaver of Fort Wayne, and Mick Cleaver of Union City, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nephews, Marty Schaaf and Gary Schaaf; niece, Betty Schaaf; several great nieces, great-nephews, great great-nieces, and great great-nephews; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Barrone; husband, Lester Cleaver; sister, Alice Schaaf; son-in-law, Miles Woodard; daughter-in-law, Amy Cleaver; brother-in-law, Robert Schaaf; nephew, Robert Schaaf; and niece, Sherry Schaaf.

Per Shirley’s request, there are no services. For online condolences, please visit

Posted on 2021 Sep 29