Mary Ann Clevenger

Ann Clevenger, age 82, a resident of Cowgill, MO, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Golden Age Nursing Home in Braymer.

Ann was born the daughter of Arno “Bunk” and Cordelia (Summers) Simpson on Oct. 16, 1938, in Ray County. She was a 1956 graduate of Norborne High School. She was united in marriage to Farrel Clevenger on Feb. 8, 1959, in Hardin. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1994. Ann was a member of the Church of Christ in Braymer.

Survivors include two sons, Farrel Clevenger (Kathy) of Braymer and Jerry Clevenger (Susan) of St. Joseph; one daughter, Carol Gorham (Jerry) of Braymer; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Gary Simpson of Orrick; one sister, Jeanette Dorland of Colorado Springs, CO; and friend, Freddie Imgarten of Braymer. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Farrel; daughter, Helen Pitts; son-in-law, Jay Pitts; grandson, Brandon Clevenger; brother, David Simpson; and two sisters, Marilyn Simpson and Darlene Walker.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Cowgill Cemetery in Cowgill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and/or Golden Age Nursing Home, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer.

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