Ivy Lou Cleveland

STEPHENVILLE — Ivy Lou Cleveland, 94, a homemaker, died Friday, December 18, 2009, at a local nursing home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, December 21, 2009, at Harvey Baptist Church with Rev. Emil Becker officiating. Burial will be at Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at Lacy Funeral Home.

She was born on August 9, 1915, to the late Edgar and Fannie Lou (McPhail) Hinrichs in Elgin. She married Sam Cleveland on November 15, 1940, in Austin. He preceded her in death on April 23, 1973.

She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church for many years where she taught Sunday School, was active in W.M.U., served as Acteens Leader, and assisted in the International Student Ministry. She later joined Harvey Baptist Church where she continued to be active in W.M.U., serving as president, and taught a Women’s Bible Class. She had been a member of the Stephenville Study Club where she served as president and was an active D.A.R. member.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Owens and husband, Don, of Belton; three sons, Phillip Cleveland of Stephenville, Don Cleveland and wife, Carol, of Granbury, and David Cleveland and wife, Frances, of Mineral Wells; grandchildren, Jason Owens and wife, Cammi, Erin Owens, Heather Cleveland, Garrett Cleveland, Karen Cleveland, Dana Konop and husband, John, Ellen Williams and husband, Rusty, and Kelly Stevens and husband, Brooks; two step grandchildren, Brandon and Bradley Duckett; four great-grandchildren, William and Samantha Konop, Grant Williams, and Sam Williams; as well as several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Memorials may be made to Harvey Baptist Church, 1375 Cage St., Stephenville, TX 76401.

Published December 20, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune