Kathleen Mary McCluskey
May 10, 1920 ‒ January 01, 2016
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Kathleen Mary McCluskey, 95, of Mount Vernon, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 1, 2016, surrounded by her family and loving caretakers. She was born May 10, 1920, in Oneida New York, to the late Frederick W. and Mabel (Hoover) Houser.
Kathleen worked in the Camden wire mill, Camden New York, during WW II as a machine operator and enjoyed being a wife and homemaker.
She enjoyed bowling, canasta club, knitting, crocheting, reading, canning, crafting and watching her favorite baseball team, the Cleveland Indians; but most of all her family and friends. Mom’s favorite hobby was knitting and many babies, children, young adults and elderly enjoyed the warmth of slippers, mittens, bonnets, sweaters, caps, and afghans handmade and given by Mom. Mom also served as a Cub Scout Den Leader for many young boys over several years.
We could never list all the amazing and wonderful things our mother said or did as she continually touched all our lives. She was a devoted wife and mother, and a loving and fun grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed visitors. Thank you Lord for our mom.
Mom had a deep faith in God, and loved and supported her neighbors, friends and family. She supported her church and was a member of the Women’s Rosary group.
The annual cook-out for the past 30 years hosted by Mom and Dad for neighbors, friends and family attests to their desire to nurture love and friendship while enjoying home cooked food.
Kathleen is survived by her loving husband, Charles McCluskey Sr., of Mount Vernon, to whom she was married 68 years; her children, Charles (Nancy) McCluskey Jr., James (Marvella) McCluskey, Joseph (Bonnie) McCluskey, Robert (Rebecca) McCluskey, all of Mount Vernon; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, close friend Joan Farley and special friends at R&M Southside Diner, and her loving care givers.
Besides her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her brother, Charles (Stubbie) Houser, her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Robert Auborn, of Cleveland New York, and twin sister and brother-in-law, Ernest and Celestine AuClair, of Liberty New York.
At the request of Kathleen, there will be no calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2015 at the Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kathleen’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County.
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