Kathleen Cleaver

Kathleen Sylvia Cleaver, 80, formerly of Augusta, died on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at a local nursing home in Winchester, Va.

Kathleen was born on Feb. 10, 1941, in Augusta, the daughter of the late Julian T. and Pauline Brooks Whitacre. She was a member of the Hope Christian Church in Augusta. She loved church functions, Johnny Cash, shopping, her cats and at a younger age, loved to square dance.

Kathleen married Jesse F. Cleaver on Dec. 16, 1967, in Hancock, Md. Jesse died on April 8, 2012. Surviving is a son, Howard F. Cleaver (Lisa) of Berryville, Va.; 2 daughters, Barbara L. Bergdoll (Robert) of Augusta and Brenda K. VanMeter (Mark) of Moorefield; 3 sisters, Janet Wolfe (Ronnie) of Augusta, Bonnie Kirk (Clint) of Winchester and Mary Jane Whetzel (Kenney) of Shanks; a step-son, Amby F. Cleaver (Jeannie) of Fort Ashby; 4 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a step-daughter, Sandra Cleaver; a brother, Carroll E. Whitacre and a sister, Darlene Driver.

A funeral service will be held at the Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory in Capon Bridge, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Alanna McGuinn. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Gore, Va.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Winchester SPCA, 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA 22601 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

Arrangements are under the direction of Giffin Funeral Home & Crematory, Capon Bridge.

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