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PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 23, 2011
August 30, 1935 – November 18, 2011
Patrick McCleese, 76, of Indianapolis, died Nov. 18 at his home.
He was born in Letcher County, Ky., on Aug. 30, 1935, a son of Herman F. and Esta Marie (Gilliam) McCleese.
Mr. McCleese graduated from Knightstown High School and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis and was a member of UAWLocal 1111. He was a member of Shadeland Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge #16 of Knightstown. He was known as a loving family member and was an avid traveler.
Survivors include his wife, Esther McCleese; children Patricia Gayle McCleese-Rivers of Knightstown, Jesse (wife, Sandy) McCleese of Rush County and Beth Ann McCleese of Noblesville; five step-daughters, Susan Stadler (husband, Rick) Drew of East Hampton, N.Y., Joni Stadler (husband, Kevin) Downs of Indianapolis, Deanna (husband, Artist) Stadler of Los Angeles, Julie Smith of Indianapolis and Cindy (husband, John) Boncreger of Indianapolis; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Dee Addison-McCleese; his second wife, Mary Lou Smith-McCleese; and several brothers and sisters.
Visitation and funeral services were Nov. 23 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in Knightstown with Ronnie West and Pastor Larry Hurd officiating. Burial followed at Glen Cove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock Regional Hospice Foundation, 801 N. State St., Greenfield, IN 46140.
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