Jeanette M. Cleary
November 11, 1928 — July 4, 2022
Jeanette M. Cleary (nee Mueller), of St. Charles, MO, passed away Monday, July 4, 2022, at the age of 93. Loving wife of the late Morris Cleary; beloved daughter of the late Edwin and Helen Mueller; dear niece of the late Aunt Margaret; devoted mother of Ronald Cleary, Rhonda (Hank) Pieper, and Alan Cleary; cherished grandmother of Matt (Sarah) Cleary, Joseph Cleary, Megan (Frank) Crockett, Samantha (Jake) Fishburn, Bonnie (Chris) Getz, Melanie (Craig) McClintock, and Catherine (Noah) Polito; treasured great grandmother “GG” of Shea Cleary, Jameson Cleary, Joseph Cleary, Julie Cleary, Gwen Crockett, Harrison Fishburn, Weston Fishburn, Charlotte Fishburn, Brayden Getz, Carly McClintock, and Madison McClintock; dearest sister of Eileen (the late Wayne) Dickbernd, the late Alberta (John) Dreiswerd, the late Mitchell Mueller, and the late Jerry Mueller; and dear sister-in-law of Pudd Mueller and Virginia Mueller. Jeanette was also a dear aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Jeanette was a faithful member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She was very dedicated to her parish and a living witness to everything of how Jesus wants us to live. She was absolutely the best person to emulate, and she lived to serve others. She worked at Stephen Blackhurst Elementary School in the cafeteria as a lunch lady for more than 20 years. She was hard-working and always put others first. Most of the community knew her as the IGA Demo Lady, Jeanette was the most adorable person you could ever meet. She was the life of the party and was the most amazing host. She was just hilarious and always made everyone laugh, without even trying and she would say, "There's your jolly for the day." Jeanette was a terrific cook and loved cooking meals for everyone. Her family always looked forward to her roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, and Sunday night Fried Chicken. She also made the best deviled eggs and desserts. In her younger years, Jeanette enjoyed making ceramics and quilting blankets for her grandchildren. She and her husband went dancing every weekend and played cards with friends. She also enjoyed traveling and took a couple of memorable trips, one to Medjugorje with her sisters and then to Venice with her son and granddaughter. As an avid lover of the outdoors, Jeanette enjoyed bird watching and taking in all of the beautiful flowers in her yard. She went for a challenging mile walk every day with her son and her Corgis, and over the last few years of her life she walked about 1200 miles. A neighbor made her a little bench seat on his retaining wall just so she could take a rest when she was walking. As a reward for all her hard work, Jeanette treated herself to a 7&7 in the evening and a huge bowl of ice crem every night. Jeanette lived a simply perfect life and created a family rich in love. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Memorial contributions may be made in Jeanette's name to St. Vincent DePaul. Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.