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Vivian "Vicky" Clairlee Clevenger

Whiteland, Indiana

October 16, 1944 - July 9, 2024

Vivian "Vicky" Clairlee Clevenger Obituary

Vivian "Vicky" Clairlee (Anderson) Clevenger, 79, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on July 9, 2024.


Born in Wichita, Kansas to the late Ellis David Anderson and mother Pauline Elizabeth (Miller) Anderson, Vicky was the oldest of seven children. After moving with her family to Indiana, she met her future husband Jerry while working at the TeePee Restaurant in Indianapolis.


Vicky graduated from Whiteland High School in May 1962 and married Jerry in September of that year. Together, they had three beautiful children: Kerry Lynn (Clevenger) Benjamin, John David Clevenger, and Samuel Grover Clevenger.


After the heartbreaking loss of her Jerry in 1974, Vicky bravely took the reins as the sole provider for her family. She completed her Registered Nurse Associate Degree program through IUPUI and later went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education. Vicky worked as a nurse and nurse educator for 30+ years and loved to provide care and comfort for others. Vicky was known for her caring nature, fierce independence, and wonderful (and mischievous) sense of humor.


Vicky was preceded in death by her husband William Gerald "Jerry" Clevenger (1974), parents Ellis David (1999) and Pauline Elizabeth Anderson (2002), daughter Kerry Lynn (Clevenger) Benjamin (2010), and sister Nancy Elizabeth (Anderson) Morgan (2023).


Survivors include sons John David Clevenger and Samuel Grover Clevenger; siblings Judith Pauline Anderson Graham (husband Ronald) of Martinsville, IN, Katherine Louise Anderson Goins (husband Kenneth) of Beech Grove, IN, Sandra Sue Anderson Hunter (husband Patrick) of San Diego, CA, David Eugene Anderson (wife Marsha) of Kansas City, MO, Gerald Michael Anderson (wife Patricia) of Verona, VA; grandchildren Gary Lee Clevenger (wife Melissa), Veronica Claire Clevenger Swimm, and Jacob Clyde Clevenger; great-grandchildren Benjamin Matthew Swimm, Vincent Duane Swimm, Jackson Gerald Johnson, Ella Jewell Lynn Clevenger, and Anna Elizabeth Grace Clevenger.


A visitation will be held on Friday, July 12, 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Jessen Funeral Home & Simple Cremation ~ Whiteland Chapel followed by a memorial service at 12:00pm.


Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home & Simple Cremation ~ Whiteland Chapel. 729 N. US Highway 31, Whiteland, IN 46184. (317) 535-6880. www.jessenfuneralhome.com







To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Vivian "Vicky" Clairlee Clevenger hosted by Jessen & Keller Funeral Homes.

Vivian "Vicky" Clairlee (Anderson) Clevenger, 79, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on July 9, 2024.


Born in Wichita, Kansas to the late Ellis David Anderson and mother Pauline Elizabeth (Miller) Anderson, Vicky was the oldest of seven children. After moving with her family to Indiana, she met her future husband Jerry while working at the TeePee Restaurant in Indianapolis.


Vicky graduated from Whiteland High School in May 1962 and married Jerry in September of that year. Together, they had three beautiful children: Kerry Lynn (Clevenger) Benjamin, John David Clevenger, and Samuel Grover Clevenger.


After the heartbreaking loss of her Jerry in 1974, Vicky bravely took the reins as the sole provider for her family. She completed her Registered Nurse Associate Degree program through IUPUI and later went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education. Vicky worked as a nurse and nurse educator for 30+ years and loved to provide care and comfort for others. Vicky was known for her caring nature, fierce independence, and wonderful (and mischievous) sense of humor.


Vicky was preceded in death by her husband William Gerald "Jerry" Clevenger (1974), parents Ellis David (1999) and Pauline Elizabeth Anderson (2002), daughter Kerry Lynn (Clevenger) Benjamin (2010), and sister Nancy Elizabeth (Anderson) Morgan (2023).


Survivors include sons John David Clevenger and Samuel Grover Clevenger; siblings Judith Pauline Anderson Graham (husband Ronald) of Martinsville, IN, Katherine Louise Anderson Goins (husband Kenneth) of Beech Grove, IN, Sandra Sue Anderson Hunter (husband Patrick) of San Diego, CA, David Eugene Anderson (wife Marsha) of Kansas City, MO, Gerald Michael Anderson (wife Patricia) of Verona, VA; grandchildren Gary Lee Clevenger (wife Melissa), Veronica Claire Clevenger Swimm, and Jacob Clyde Clevenger; great-grandchildren Benjamin Matthew Swimm, Vincent Duane Swimm, Jackson Gerald Johnson, Ella Jewell Lynn Clevenger, and Anna Elizabeth Grace Clevenger.


A visitation will be held on Friday, July 12, 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Jessen Funeral Home & Simple Cremation ~ Whiteland Chapel followed by a memorial service at 12:00pm.


Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home & Simple Cremation ~ Whiteland Chapel. 729 N. US Highway 31, Whiteland, IN 46184. (317) 535-6880. www.jessenfuneralhome.com







To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Vivian "Vicky" Clairlee Clevenger hosted by Jessen & Keller Funeral Homes.

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