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Mary Marie VanCleavePassing: April 24, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Sunday, April 28th @ 2:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Sunday, April 28th @ 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Sunday, April 28th

MITCHELL – Mary Marie VanCleave, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Indiana University Health West Hospital in Avon.

Born August 8, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Noble and Gladys (Hickman) Brim.  She married Billy Eugene VanCleave December 22, 1951, and he preceded her in death August 4, 2007.

Mary retired from Mitchell Community Schools where she served as custodian.  She was a member of the Orleans Church of Christ and a graduate of Mitchell High School in 1950.

Lydia Kumar of Indianapolis
Greg VanCleave of Casa Grande, Arizona
Nolan Brim of Tennessee
Betty Chelf of Lebanon
3 grandchildren 

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Ralph Brim, John Brim, Norman Brim, Noble Brim, Jr., Linda Hounshell, and two in infancy, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Mike Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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12 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Kelly S Trowbridge (Terrell) | http://Troy IL
    Date: August 6, 2019
    So sorry to hear of Ms VanCleaves passing she was one of my Mothers Best Friends Ms Georgia Terrell they worked together for many years for the Mitchell schools she was one of the sweetest ladies i had ever known RIP
  2. Guest: Sharon Shock | http://N Manchester, IN
    Date: April 29, 2019
    Greg - very sorry for your loss.
  3. Guest: Karin Dobson | http://JacksonvilleJacksonville
    Date: April 27, 2019
    Greg,Lydia, I am so sorry to hear this about your Mom. She was a very good person and a loving person .She will be missed..Love you Karin
  4. Guest: R.R. | http://LOUISVILLE, KY
    Date: April 27, 2019
    Losing our loved one in death is the most traumatic event we ever have to endure. We can find comfort though in our beautiful memories and our hope. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Comfort.
  5. Guest: Donna Jones Howell | http://Lanesville IN
    Date: April 27, 2019
    Lydia, So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Prayers to you and Greg.
  6. Guest: Gale Briscoe Acton | http://Seymour
    Date: April 26, 2019
    I will always remember her with a big smile!
  7. Guest: Brenda (Brim) Nell | http://Raleigh, NC
    Date: April 26, 2019
    I am sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there. I still have Hen’s & Chickens that Aunt Mary gave to me before my Dad passed. Love y’all, Bren
  8. Guest: Adam Carlson | http://Ferguson, MO
    Date: April 26, 2019
    I’m her great-nephew, her sister Linda was my maternal grandmother. Aunt Mary was always a very warm & compassionate person. One of my fondest memories was at my father’s funeral when she gave me a calendar of Ronald Reagan pictures and quotes. I will certainly miss her.
  9. Guest: Donna Curry | http://Lebanon
    Date: April 26, 2019
    Lydia and Greg, sorry about your moms passing. Unfortunately i won't be able to see you as i have to work. Love you cousins.
  10. Guest: Cathy (Johnson) WILCOXEN | http://SPRINGFIELD
    Date: April 26, 2019
    Greg, so sorry for your loss.
  11. Guest: Patricia Phipps, Menville | http://Somerville, Texas
    Date: April 26, 2019
    Sorry for your loss, my father Paul Phipps was also a custodian at the Mitchell School System in the earily 1970s.lremember her fondly.
  12. Guest: Sandy Neal | http://ORLEANS
    Date: April 26, 2019
    Lydia and Greg sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Prayers for you and your families.