George Cleavinger

George CleavingerGeorge Louis Cleavinger, 66, of Vermont died at 5:32 a.m. Jan. 8, 2012, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born Jan. 16, 1945, in Moline, the son of Roosevelt and Thelma Matheny Cleavinger. He married Julia Abernathy on July 7, 1970, in Rushville. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Christy (and Jeff) Payne of Brunswick, Ga., Judy Cleavinger of Macomb and Cathy (and Joe) Phillips of Rushville; one sister, Alberta (and Jim) Gibson of Galesburg; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He worked at Gales Products, Inc. in Galesburg and at Vermont Foundry in Vermont, retiring in 2009.

Cremation has been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Harris Cemetery in Table Grove with Mr. Mark Dohner officiating. Inurnment will follow. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Vermont American Legion Post #26, 215 N. Main, Box 154, Vermont, IL 61482.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/11/2012

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