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.

To send the family a condolence online visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Kathleen Mary McCluskey.

  • Charlie & Nancy, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to your whole family. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with with you.

  • McCluskey family, so sorry for the loss of Kathleen. I have such fawn memories growing up with all of you. Kathleen was a dear sweet person and will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dear Rob, Joe, and Families — We are so sorry about your loss. Your Mom looks like a very sweet person in her picture. You have my deepest sympathy and friendship (from Cooper). Sincerely, Susie Huggins/Fredericktown

  • So sorry about your loss of Kathleen. She was a sweet lady & I have
    great memories of her.

  • Dear Mr. McCluskey, Joe and Family,
    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your wonderful Wife and Mother. I remember going to your home on Maplewood Avenue with my mother during our grade school years. Our mothers were friends and great West School mothers. Joe, I was glad to talk to your Mom during a stay she had at the Eastern Star Home. I hadn’t seen her for a long time and it was great to see her again. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Joe, sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • My deepest sympathies to all of you! I have so enjoyed doing Kathleen’s hair for all these years. She was a great lady. I loved her humor and her love for her family and baseball. I will really miss her. God gained another angel. May God give you comfort and peace during this time. Love; Kim

  • Joe and Bonnie and families, so sorry for the passing of your loved one, many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Joe Bonnie and families. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the entire McCluskey family at this difficult time. The loss of a loved one especially a parent is hard to accept but we are blessed in knowing that your Mom is in a better place now.

  • Joe, Bonnie and Families,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your families at this most difficult time. The loss of a loved one especially a parent is never easy to accept but we can rest easier knowing that your Mom is in a much better place now.

    George and Deb Tanner

  • Dear Joe & Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • To my dearest childhood neighbors and friends. My most sincere condolences. My heart is breaking because a lot of my memories growing up were of Kathleen. She taught me to crochet when I was still a teen and was present in our home, next door, for coffee almost daily. My mom and her were good friends and I will miss her. Love you all. Ronda

  • Dear Joe and Bonnie and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your mom. You have our deepest sympathy.
    You are also in our prayers.

    The Appletons