Delores Joan Cleek, 82, of Olathe, passed away Dec. 7, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center.
Delores was born Oct. 31, 1933 in Kansas City, Mo. to John Franklin and Hazel B. (Woodson) Mitchell. She grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Bishop Hogan High School in KCMo. Delores married Donald Carl Cleek in May 1958 in Kansas City, Mo. After marriage they moved to Calif. and then they moved to Olathe in 1971. She worked for Dot Mfg. as a graphic designer making printing plates. Delores was a painter and sketcher who worked in oils and water colors. She loved flowers and gardening and was known for her “green thumb.” She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald, in 1998; daughter, Rachel Stephens and brother, John Mitchell, Jr. Delores is survived by her son, Michael Donald Cleek; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Maggie, and Gwenn; and two great grandchildren, Alex and Landen.
A gathering of family and friends will be held 2:00 to 5:00 pm Sat., Dec. 19, 2015 at her son Michael’s home. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.