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Letitia K. “Tish” Clevenger, 78, formerly of Syracuse, IN passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw, IN. She was born on April 28, 1941 in Goshen, IN to Gaylord E. & Evelyn M. (Bitner) Jones.
She graduated in 1959 from Syracuse High School and attended Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She was married on July 1, 1961 in Syracuse, IN to Charles Joseph “Chuck” Clevenger who preceded her on May 1, 1988. She retired from Wawasee Community Schools Corporation where she worked as a paraprofessional for Syracuse Elementary school for 20 years and formerly worked at Mr. Pickwick Men’s Store in Syracuse. She was a lifetime Syracuse area resident and wintered in Naples, FL for many years.
She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse, American Legion Post 223 Auxiliary in Syracuse, and former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Syracuse & Red Hats Club in Naples, FL.
She is survived by:
Daughter – Candace “Candi” (Jeff) Heiliger of Elkhart
Son - Curt Clevenger of Warsaw
Grandson – Mitchell Heiliger
Sister – Cindy (Doug) Wells of Syracuse
Brother – Jay Jones of Ft. Myers, FL
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister – Cheryl Swartz, and infant twin siblings – Daryl & Carol Jones.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor David Henry officiating. Burial will follow in the Syracuse Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Syracuse Food Pantry, 203 E. Main St., Syracuse, IN 46567 or Serenity House, 2438 CR 50, Auburn, IN 46706.