Minnie Bernice (Rogers) McCleerey

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(June 1, 1919 - October 16, 2014)


The Lusk Herald
October 22, 2014



Minnie Bernice McCleerey, 95, of Lusk, passed to Heaven, Wed., October 16, at the Niobrara Health and Life Center surrounded by family. No services will take place at her request.

Minnie was born June 1, 1919, at her Grandmother Damme's farm in Wayne, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Roy and Emma (Damme) Rogers. In August of 1919 the family moved to their home in Lusk, Wyoming and in 1936 the family purchased the Ad Spaugh ranch in Manville, Wyoming.

On December 7, 1936, she married Floyd Marion McCleerey in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Minnie and Floyd had a truck line until 1951. In 1951, they took over the ranch in Manville from Minnie's mother. This is where Minnie resided up until her passing.

Minnie belonged to the Royal Valley Homemakers Club and was an Eastern Star.

She enjoyed cooking for everyone who stopped by the ranch, sewing, and crocheting. Her presence and great cooking knowledge will be dearly missed by her family!

Minnie is survived by a son, William L. McCleery; daughter, Nancy Fitzwater; two grandchildren, Ray (Jodie) Fitzwater and Shelly (Bryan) Bruch; 6 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister (Wyoma Huey).

The family suggests memorials to the Niobrara Senior Center or memorial of choice.




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