Marilyn <I>Neathery</I> McCluen

Marilyn Neathery McCluen

Oakdale, Morgan County, Tennessee, USA
Death 8 Aug 2016 (aged 98)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Rockwood, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 149913909 · View Source
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Mrs. Marilyn Neathery McCluen, age 98, passed away August 8, 2016 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She was born to the late John and Sephia Neathery on April 6, 1918 in Oakdale, Tennessee, and lived most of her life in Roane County. An inquisitive person, Marilyn was always eager to learn and try new things. A talented artist, she learned to paint with pastels, oils and watercolors. She also enjoyed working with ceramics, and created heirloom Christmas manger scenes and hundreds of lovely Christmas ornaments for her family. Her beautiful needlepointwork and hand sewn, one-of-a-kind quilts attest to her skills and creativity. She cherished the friendships she made while a member of the Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters. Being very interested in genealogy, she traced her family tree back to the Revolutionary War. She was instrumental in forming the Roane County Historical Society, and worked tirelessly for the preservation and restoration of the old Roane County Courthouse in Kingston. The first Roane County Historian, she was a founding member of the Avery Trace Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and served on the Bicentennial Committee for the city ofRockwood. She was preceded in death by her husband, attorney and Criminal Court Judge Lloyd G. McCluen, and her daughter, Leann Smith. She is survived by her son, W. Glenn McCluen and daughter-in-law Martha; her grand daughter Kristi Smith Cramer and husband Terry; and her great granddaughter, Samantha Cramer. And although he may technically not be a relative by blood or marriage, Marilyn and the rest of the family considered Mike Foust to be like an “adopted” grandson. The family would like to thank Manorhouse Assisted Living for their kindness and excellent care. Arrangements are as Follows Funeral Services will be held at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, August 11, 2016 in the sanctuary of First Christian Church, Rockwood, with Rev. Kara Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Roane County Heritage Commission, P.O. Box 738, Kingston, Tn. 37763 or to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 328 W. Rockwood Street, Rockwood, Tenn. 37854. Evans Mortuary is serving the Family of Mrs. Marilyn Neathery McCluen

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Marilyn Neathery McCluen (6 Apr 1918–8 Aug 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149913909, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood, Roane County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Kyroots (contributor 46622174) .