Michigan Memorial Funeral Home & Michigan Memorial Park


Susan Jo McCleery

December 15 , 1940 - December 31 , 2017

Susan Jo McCleery
Susan Jo McCleery
1940 - 2017


Wednesday, January 03, 2018
3:00 ~ 7:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Wednesday, January 03, 2018
7:00 PM
Officiating Reverend Donald Veltman
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel



Susan Jo McCleery of Flat Rock, passed away suddenly at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor on December 31. She was one of seven children and is survived by Jeanne Marie Downing, Diane Downing, Charles Emerson Downing (Judy), the late Harry Vincent Downing, Dave Jack Downing, Marc Thomas Downing (Cynthia), and sister-in-law Sue Lemberg Downing. She married Kenneth Carlysle McCleery at Marble Methodist Church in Milan on April 4, 1959. They had three children: son Michael Kenneth McCleery (Sherri), daughter Tamara Sue (Vito) Liparoto, and son Steven A. McCleery. She leaves behind nine grandchildren: Beth, Kristen, Jaime, Stefano, Kelly, Danielle, Nathan, Adam, Sydnye, Aubrie and Aaron; and nine great-grandchildren: Joey, Christian, Jenna, Avery, Renee, Olivia, Gabriella, Allie and MacKenzie. After raising her family Sue worked as a relocation specialist and after she retired, she worked for Werstein Tax Service from January through April 15 each year. Sue was an amazingly caring and thoughtful woman who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She loved people and they loved her. Her joy was being with her family, especially the grand and great grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting afghans for weddings and other special occasions, quilting and scrapbooking for family members. The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the American Heart Association.


Sue was one of the sweetest people we ever knew. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken, her children, and grandchildren. Lori and Bill Zyren

Tammy, Vito, and family, our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary and Karl Lakos

Dear Tammy Vito Danielle Ziv and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful person in your lives. Sending heartfelt prayers and sincere condolences. Frank, Lidia and family Frank & Lidia Liparoto

We were blessed to have been neighbors for many years and I (and my family) have such wonderful memories of Mrs. McCleery. She was great friends with my mom and always made me feel like one of the family when I would go over there to hang out, tag along to hockey games, etc. She made the best fudge at Christmas and my sisters remember her delicious gum drop cookies. I remember her to always have a smile on her face and laughing. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time. Terri Martek

Such a beautiful, kind, caring lady that always put others first. She will be missed by many but remains in all out hearts! Heaven gained another angel. Meredith Wild-Frank

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Sue was always so sweet and friendly. I will miss talking with her and catching up on how everyone is doing. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I will forever have wonderful memories of Sue and the impact she made on the people she knew. Mark & Alisa Maulo.

Dear Tammy and Vito, Steve, Danielle, Adam, We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your Mother and Grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Gil and Sharon Liedel Sharon & Gil

I am very sorry to hear about Sue's illness and passing. I appreciated all she did for our family and Huron Valley Reformed Church. She even followed up with us after the Church closed. May God grant his blessings of comfort and strength to the family members. Kathryn Scudder