Shirley J. Cleeton, 79, of St. Augustine, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2020 at the Community Hospice Bailey Center surrounded by her family. She was born in Greene County, Illinois, daughter of the late William and Gladys Crabtree. She and her husband, Bob, had been coming down to Saint Augustine as snowbirds since 2013, and moved here as full-time residents in May of 2019 from the Dover, Ohio area where they had lived for 30 years. Shirley valued God, family, community, and hard work as demonstrated by her work as an LPN nurse, co-owner of DAC Horse Vitamins with her husband Bob, teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, local WMU (Women’s Mission Union) Director, and a 4-H Leader of Golden Grove 4-H Club. While residing in Dover, Ohio she was a member of Community Baptist Church, and became a member of Anastasia Baptist Church after moving to Saint Augustine full time.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert J. Cleeton, Saint Augustine, FL; 3 children, Robert (Madonna) J. Cleeton II, Medora, IL; Timothy (Cindi) S. Cleeton, Gainesville, FL; Debra M. Rhodes, Saint Augustine, FL; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel L. Cleeton.
Graveside service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Pine Tree Cemetery in Patterson, IL.
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