Cletus L. Meyer

Cletus L. Meyer

Cletus L. Meyer, 88, Greenfield, passed away May 11, 2013, at Hancock Regional Hospital. Born March 7, 1925, in Princeton, Ind., he was the son of William C. and Daisy B. (Kell) Meyer.

He married Marianna (Smith) Meyer on June 29, 1946, in Indianapolis. He graduated from Shortridge High School, of Indianapolis, in 1943. He attended Lane Business College, of Indianapolis, for one year. He served in the Army during WW II from 1943 to 1946. Cletus fought in the Battle of Bulge under General Patton. He worked for Engineering Research, of Indianapolis, as a Quality Control Inspector, and retired in 1988. Cletus also worked at True Value in Greenfield for many years. He previously managed the Shell Service Station in Greenfield and Meyer Shell Station in Philadelphia. Cletus was a member of Burge Terrace Baptist Church, of Indianapolis, where he served as an usher and was active in Caleb’s Kin. He was also known as “the man in the red hat” helping his daughter at her craft booth during Riley Days for over thirty years.

Surviving him are his wife, Marianna (Smith) Meyer, of Greenfield; son, David (Sherry) Meyer, of Greenfield; daughters, Terry (Dwight) Ramsey of Greenfield, and Debby (David) Pennington of Greenville, S.C.; sister, Wilma Penna of Anderson; five grandchildren, Christine Franco, Jonathan Meyer, Jason Ramsey, Ryan Pennington and Cindy Abbott; and seven great-grandchildren.

Cletus was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William E. Meyer; and sister, Nova Priest.

Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Erlewein Mortuaries and Crematory of Greenfield. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Erlewein Mortuaries, with Pastor Todd Curtis officiating. Burial will follow at Washington Park East.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock Regional Hospital Hospice, 801 N State Street, Greenfield, IN, 46140.

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