Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL


Claribel M. Kluever

February 13, 1920July 18, 2020

East Peoria - Claribel M. Kluever, 100, of East Peoria, passed away at 7:04 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at her home. She was born on February 13, 1920 in Metamora, a daughter of Calvin L. and Anna G. (Bienemann) Carrithers. She married William A. Kluever on February 16, 1943 in Seattle, Wash. He preceded her in death on November 24, 1980 in Dallas, TX.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Barbara Becker; brother, Charles R. Carrithers; two son-in-laws, J. Michael Becker and Gary Williams. Claribel is survived by her three children, Cheryl A. Williams of East Peoria, Kenneth (Linda) Kluever of Crossett, AR, and Patricia Kluever of East Peoria; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Claribel was a graduate of Brown's Business College in Peoria. She worked as the customer service manager for JC Penny in Peoria for many years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Navy Mother's Club, from 1967 until 1991, holding many positions in office. She was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church and it's Guild. Claribel loved to travel, play card games, gardening, dancing, and spending time with her family.

Claribel's funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at St. Monica Catholic Church in East Peoria. Fr. Thaddeus Tran will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Burial will take place in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. Memorials may be made to her church or a charity of donor's choice.


  • St. Monica Catholic Church
  • A Charity of Donor's Choice


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020


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Jennifer and Derrius Thompson

July 24, 2020

Grandma K always thought of everyone in our family and never forgot a single birthday! We are so thankful for her love toward her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Vanessa Carmack

July 20, 2020

Grandma Kluever is what we called her. Now a grandma myself of 4 years, I understand both the privilege and honor of that title. Mrs. Claribel M Kluever embraced me, my sister and our families without hesitation but with pride and joy from the day her amazing son married my mom. It has been such a privilege to know and be loved by her. She will always be remembered, loved, and greatly missed!


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