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Rosa Lee Claxon McCleese

September 23, 1943 May 1, 2019
Rosa Lee Claxon McCleese
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Mrs. Rosa Lee Claxon McCleese, age 75, of Carter City, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday morning, May 1, 2019, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

She was born September 23, 1943, in Greenup County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Edward and Naomi Kibbey Claxon.

Rosa was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed crocheting, cooking, working in her flowers and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Jason Earl McCleese, and five brothers, Roy Claxon, Larry Claxon, Douglas Claxon, Wesley Claxon, and Dallas Claxon.

Rosa is survived by her husband of 54 years, Elwood McCleese Sr; one son, Elwood McCleese Jr. (Tinnie) of Grayson, Kentucky; two daughters, Kimberlee Wilburn (Andy) of Greenup, Kentucky, and Linda Morgan (Andrew) of Grayson, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Sarah Morgan (John), Kaitlin Morgan, Casey Morgan, Rebecca Wilburn, Brian Wilburn, Brittney Wilburn; one brother, Clyde Claxon (Cindy) of Greenup, Kentucky; and four sisters-in-law, Carolyn McCleese McGlone, Betty McCleese, Clara Beth Claxton, and Glenna Claxon. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Grayson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Grayson, Kentucky, with Brother Darryl Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Grayson, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Grayson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 49 McCoy Road, Grayson, Kentucky 41143.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


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