Beverly Charlene Cleek

Beverly Charlene Cleek (nee Foster) passed away peacefully at home on January 22, 2018 at the age of 78, after a brief and sudden illness. She was born May 4, 1939 in Marshall, MO to the late Charles E. and Jessie (Scott) Foster of Columbia, MO. She was married to Lyman McGarvey Cleek until his passing in March of 1971. She is survived by their two daughters, Nancy Lynne Dolan, of St. Louis, MO, and Lynda Cleek Watts, formerly of Columbia, MO; 5 grandchildren: Charles Martin Dolan, Danielle Nicole Dolan, Kara Christine Dolan, Jessica Charlene Watts and Jerry Bowman Watts. She is also survived by her dear great-granddaughter, ShellyLyn Dawn Watts, her sister, Janice A. Knigge, her niece, Charretta A. Terry, nephews Jerry Dale Knigge, Charles William Knigge, her dear niece-in-law Kelly Krause, and many grand-nieces and nephews. She was an active member of Praise Assembly of God, and for many years, she was the Senior Adult Ministry Leader and member at First Assembly of God, both of Columbia, MO. Per Beverly’s wishes there will not be a funeral service. Memorial donations in memory of Beverly Charlene may be made to the Organization For Autism Research (OAR), 2000 N. 14th Street, Suite 240, Arlington, VA 22201 or to Praise Assembly of God Church, 4300 Clark Lane, Columbia, Missouri 65202.


  1. Cheryl Harr on January 22, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    We send our love to Charlene’s family & friends. We enjoyed our time together at Col. First Assembly of God! She was a great leader for the older adult socials! We send our love!??????. Dave & Cheryl Harr

  2. Cherie and Terry Rutter on January 22, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear this, she was a very sweet lady.

  3. Lorrie on January 22, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Love to the family. We will miss her with you. John and Lorrie Ney

  4. Teresa Parker on January 22, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Charlene was a phenomenal woman who put love into action in every way she could. She lived a rich life of serving, leading and organizing. She will be missed.

  5. Craig Ashby on January 22, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    I pray Peace and Comfort over the family.
    Craig and Debbie Ashby

  6. Tracey on January 23, 2018 at 9:27 am

    So sorry for your loss Lynda and family.

  7. Chris H. Rolf DVM on January 23, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    I have lost a dear,caring and loyal friend of 40+ years. She was a person to model your life after. Too soon gone, never forgotten, always remembered with a smile.
    Chris Rolf DVM

  8. Matt Woods on January 23, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Always held Bev in high regard. Remember the days in the late 60’s and early 70’s when I was a child at the Cleek residence. I will miss Bev. Prayers of peace and comfort to Nancy and Lynda and the rest of the family. Peace.

  9. Dan&Laurie Beshears on January 24, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    We will surely miss your smiling face a church. Ill be praying for you family

  10. Kathy Cantwell on January 25, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Many Blessing for your mother Nancy and your whole family. Kathy Cantwell and Mark Stowe

  11. Judy and Mike Haldeman on January 27, 2018 at 8:41 am

    So sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family. Charlene was a blessing to many people. She will be missed.

  12. Dale and Donna Medlin on January 28, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Charlene was a loving, giving friend. She will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

  13. Brenda Hanson on January 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I attended First Assembly of God in Columbia in the early 2000’s and remember Charlene’s kindness and enthusiasm. She spoke to the congregation once to encourage us to read our Bibles on a regular basis. I also remember her being an advocate/ ombudsman for an elderly person. She always dressed beautifully and made a good impression, a true lady. I also remember her parents, to whom she was devoted. They are reunited now. Condolences to the family, peace and comfort.

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