March 22, 1925 ‒ December 16, 2018
MANSFIELD: Selfless love seems costly: fear can’t afford it, and pride doesn’t understand it, but to friends and family it is priceless. Laurann Clever’s heart was so full of love – for her family – and for all people, that she naturally thought of the needs of others first. Kindness and compassion were more than character traits, for Laurann they were the source of her motivations.
An independent woman with an affable personality and ever-present glint in her eye, Laurann was peacefully delivered into the Lord’s care Sunday evening December 16, 2018 from OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. She was 93.
Born Laurann Seneff in Westerville to parents Henry S. and Sylvia R. (Livingston) Seneff, she was graduated from Lexington High School in 1943. Shortly thereafter, she married her high school sweetheart Kenneth E. Clever, and they were blessed with three sons.
For decades she was a member of First Congregational Church in Lexington. She was active at Main Street United Methodist Church, where Laurann served in the food pantry and ministry to the homeless, and was active with the Priscilla Circle. She most recently placed her membership with First Congregational Church, Mansfield.
For several years, she worked at Kingwood Center. Her unique blend of class and elegance were a lovely fit to the reception desk and decorating team of the Big House. Laurann was a skilled calligrapher who enjoyed bird watching (binoculars were always handy). She delighted in the flowers of her gardens – enjoying so many varieties of daylilies – but the blooms she loved more dearly were the grandchildren and great-grandchildren in her family tree.
She is survived by sons David (Diane) Clever and Larry (Janet) Clever all of Mansfield and Alan (Kate) Clever of Overland Park, KS; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law Tim Nash of Marblehead; a sister-in-law Helen (Ted) Swingle of St. Cloud, FL; step daughter Linda (Richard) Sweeney of Catawba; and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth E. Clever in September 1977; her second husband Robert Graham in 1992; her daughter-in-law Susan Anderson Clever in 1994; and her sister Sylvia Nash.
The Clever family will receive guests on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Visitation continues Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Her funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, led by the Revs. Bruce Haapalainen and Brian “Yogi” Durbin. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory to St. LaBre Indian School or OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Clever family. Share with them a memory – or watch Laurann’s tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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