Lester Cleaver Sr., 84

Lester E. Cleaver Sr., 84, of Wabash, died at 2:55 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash. 

He was born June 24, 1934, in Wabash, to Christian "Chris" and Lena (Farmer) Cleaver.

Lester married Shirley Barrone in Wabash on Feb. 28, 1959. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a newspaper delivery man retiring after 20 years. 

Lester was a member of the Wabash American Legion Post 15. He enjoyed watching the Cubs, fishing and delivering newspapers.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Cleaver of Wabash; seven children, Marcella Wellington, Paul Cleaver Tuttle, John Cleaver, Alice Woodward, Lester Eugene Cleaver, Christian "Chris" Cleaver, and Mick Cleaver, several grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two children, George Cleaver and Sharon Kay Cleaver.

Friends may call 3-5pm Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

There will be no service.

Preferred memorial is Shop with a Cop.

The memorial guest book for Lester may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Oct 09