Venettia Rose Cloninger

Born: Mon., Jul. 10, 1933
Died: Wed., Nov. 18, 2020


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Venettia Rose Cloninger, age 87, of Nebo, IL passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.  She was born on July 10, 1933 in Hardin, IL to Francis Grover and Helen Leona Shanks Seeman.  She married Oscar Eugene ‘O.E.’ Cloninger on December 17, 1949 in Hardin, IL, and he survives.

Venettia attended school in Hardin and Pearl and became a homemaker after marrying.  She went on to work various jobs and retired from Jones Poultry in Pearl, IL in 1993 after many years of working there.  She and O.E. were both baptized in a creek near Pearl on July 27, 1958 by Chelsy Ladimer, and have been longtime members of Pearl Church of Christ.  Venettia enjoyed travelling with O.E. and their children and together have visited Canada and every state in the United States, visiting some more than once.  She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and liked fishing.  She especially loved her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  Venettia always had a smile on her face and was a wonderful caretaker.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 71 years, Oscar Eugene ‘O.E.’ Cloninger; children, Albert Earl Cloninger of Pittsfield, IL, Randy Eugene (Ruby) Cloninger of Nebo, IL, Cindy Annette Shaw of Pittsfield, IL; ten grandchildren, Evan (Liz) Moss, Rachel Cloninger, John Cloninger, Rhett (Amber) Cloninger, Deidre (C.J.) Ingersoll, Koren Mandragon, Mandy Cloninger, Chad Cloninger, Cassie Tran, Lydia Moss (Chris) Reel; seven great grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Steinacher of Carrollton, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Helen Seeman; daughter-in-law, Nina Cloninger; and sisters, Thelma Kirn, Lottie Iler, Edna Steimac, Doris Gagliardo, Frances Fuller, and Lillian Evering.

Services will be held privately with Jerry Edison officiating and interment will be at Greenpond Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Venettia's memory to the following organization:

St. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105

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George and Edee Hermens
   Posted Thu November 19, 2020
Deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your precious wife, mother and grandmother. She was such a lovely lady. She will be missed.

Alan & Tena Steinacher
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
We would like to pass along our condolences and let everyone know that the family of Aunt Venettia is in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Alan & Tena

Ellen clendenny
   Posted Fri November 20, 2020
Sympathy and prayers to Cindy and family

Peggy Suhling
   Posted Sat November 21, 2020
So sorry to hear of Aunt Venettia's passing our deepest sympathy to Uncle OE, Albert, Cindy Randy and their families and Aunt Bonnie

Peggy and Harvey Suhling

Jeannie Hoover
   Posted Sun November 22, 2020
Dear Cindy and Family,
We send our deepest sympathy to you at this time of loss. Losing one’s mother is a time of stress, I know because I lost my mother in 2010. Your friends are here for you with prayers and condolences. Do not hesitate to reach out. We send hugs to all.
Sincerely,
David and Jeannie Hoover

Karen (Mortland) Krueger
   Posted Mon November 23, 2020
Deepest sympathy Cindy, and family.
Prayers, thoughts and hugs.

Larry and Patty Casteel
   Posted Mon November 23, 2020
We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Venettia was a special lady I’ll always remember her beautiful smile and her kindness. Peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Darwin and Lisa Feenstra
   Posted Tue November 24, 2020
Cindy and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Darwin and Lisa Feenstra

Darwin Feenstra
   Posted Tue November 24, 2020
Cindy and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Darwin and Lisa Feenstra

Stan & Sandy Smith
   Posted Thu November 26, 2020
So very sorry for your loss, loosing your mother is very hard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stan and Sandy Smith

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