Wanda L. McCleary, 76, of Aledo, Illinois, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Services are 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Peniel Cemetery. Visitation is from 3-6 pm Sunday at Fippinger's where memorials may be left to Erika Kate Hope Alliance or the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born June 8, 1938 in rural Joy, IL to Ernest and Pearl Adams Sheese. She graduated from Joy High School in 1956. On November 10, 1956, she married Howard "Hap" McCleary at the Joy Methodist Church.
Wanda was a homemaker and assisted in the operation of the family farm.
She had a gift of hospitality and used it to bless the Village of Joy community. Wanda thoroughly enjoyed helping others and putting their needs and desires before her own. She had a very strong faith and love of God.
She was a former 4H leader and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her family and granddaughters.
Survivors include her husband, Hap; one daughter, Sherie (Dan) Keller of Muscatine, IA; two sons, Dennis McCleary of Aledo, David McCleary of Iowa City, IA; two granddaughters, Erica (Sam) Hoopes; Maggie Johnston, all of Muscatine; two step granddaughters, Kearstyn Wacker and Kourtney Fox, both of Muscatine; step great grandchildren, Kody, Noah, Allyson and Alivia, all of Muscatine; four sisters, Ernestine King of Aledo; Berni (Darrel) Efnor of Bradford, IL; Martha (Aubrey) King of New Boston; Diana (Denny) Fullerton of Keithsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, two sisters, Carolyn Sheese and Rose Seefeld and one brother, Carter preceded her in death.
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Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home
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