In memory of
Muriel VanCleave HAVANA - Muriel Louise (Miller) VanCleave of 727 E. Washington St., Havana, IL, passed quietly at 9:38 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018. She was born on December 4, 1922, to John L. and Adeline (Long) Miller in Smithfield, IL. She married 1st Class Machinist Mate, USN, Rolland L. (Dutch) VanCleave on October 19, 1943, in Waukegan, IL. Dutch preceded her in death on July 23, 2006. Surviving are one daughter, Patricia (Robert) Strube of Morton, IL; one son, Kenneth (Patricia) VanCleave of Lincoln, NE; and six grandchildren, Bryan (Dee) Strube of Fischer, IN, Eric (Jen) Strube of Morton, IL, Julie (Patrick) Missino of Connecticut, Kevin (Annemarie) VanCleave of Waterford, CT, Jennifer Sapp of Hondo, TX, and Heather VanCleave of Lincoln, NE. She had fifteen great-grandchildren, Olivia and Owen Strube, Hudson and Harper Strube, Rachel, Katie and Tricia Sizer, Hannah Missino, Victoria and Donovan Dutch VanCleave, Autumn and Laci Sapp and Dominic Ybarra; two great-great-grandchildren, Savanah and Audrey Rose Sizer; and three special grandchildren, Lisa and Melissa Dorsett and Joey Chamberlain. She is also survived by one sister, Rosalie (Gordon) Hornbuckle of Murietta, CA. Two brothers, Lewis and Robert Miller; one sister, Ruth Baughman; and two infant sisters preceded her in death. Muriel was a homemaker; Girl and Cub Scout Leader; member of Havana Women's Club, Beethoven Club., V.F.W. Auxiliary and Fuddy Duddy Club; and an active member in the First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held in the First Baptist Church in Havana, IL, at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. Burial will follow shortly thereafter at the Laurel Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Havana, IL. Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.
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