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1357 E. 2nd St., Franklin, OH

OBITUARY

Cleo Ida Canterbury

January 16, 1931July 21, 2020
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Cleo Ida Canterbury, age 89, of Franklin, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Cleo was born January 16, 1931. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Dale Canterbury; brothers Melvin Curry, Charles "Tom" Curry, Leonard Curry; sisters Jean Looman, Belva Williams, Alamada Eades, and Norma Chapman; second family Ron Bocook, and Dorothy Bocook.

Cleo is survived by her three children, Gary (Carol) Canterbury, Brenda (Gene) Baier, and Tom (Debbie) Canterbury; brothers William Curry, and John Curry; sisters Janet Howard and Clara Lee Akers; grand children Robert (Sherrie) Baier, Joanna (Matt) Bailey, and Dennis Canterbury; great grand children Jessica, James, Jackie, Jared, Thomas, Tina, Mike, Joe, Gabriella, Gaven, Anna, and Jack; and 26 great great grandchildren; second family Sharon Mackey, Carmen (Don) McDoughal, Eric and Ryan.

Funeral services to be held privately with family. Care entrusted to Anderson Funeral Home.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.andersonfunerals-franklin.com for the Canterbury family.

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Vicki Massey

July 25, 2020

Vicki Massey

July 25, 2020

My fondest memory with Cleo was my last visit with her at Heartland. My husband, Harold was ministering in a revival in Cincinnati, Ohio. We drove from Cincinnati to Miamisburg to see her. It was a beautiful spring day and as we walked up the sidewalk there she was sitting in her wheelchair just beyond the front door. I hadn’t told her we were coming, so she was very surprised. Needless to say, I didn’t look like myself because chemotherapy had taken my blonde hair and replaced it with darker hair. She kept asking, “Vicki is that you? Is it really you?” We hugged and laughed. Reminiscing about the good old days, she became emotional, and talked about how much she missed Bob. She said, “I’m ready for my Heavenly Home, but until then I’ll use this home as my mission field.” As our conversation continued she looked at Harold and asked him to sing at her funeral. I had a small piece of paper in my purse and I wrote down the names of the songs and have kept them since then. I can just see her “Walking All Over Heaven” visiting with loved ones, especially Bob and most of all Jesus, her Lord and Savior. Unfortunately the COVID-19 virus has taken away the privilege of a normal funeral, but Harold will be singing at our church, Grace Wesleyan Culloden, West Virginia I’m dedication of her this Sunday morning. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. She will be sadly missed, but one day we will see her again!

Vicki Massey

July 25, 2020

Tina Sharp

July 25, 2020

Janet Howard

July 24, 2020

Janet Howard

July 24, 2020

Janet Howard

July 24, 2020

Janet Howard

July 24, 2020

Karen (Curry) Huffman

July 22, 2020

To my Aunt Cleo,
Even though it has been several years since I saw you, I will always have such fond memories of being at your home as a child❤️ Uncle Bob letting me drive the riding lawnmower, big breakfasts with honey from the bee hives, your loving, warm smile that made us all feel very welcome. Me and Mom catching the train and coming out to spend a week in the summers. I was young but remember bits and pieces but the one thing I always remember is how loved we felt❤️ How welcome we always felt.
I hope you are having a wonderful reunion with Uncle Bob, Mamaw and Papaw Curry, and all your siblings that went before you. If only I could just have a seconds glance at that reunion! It puts a smile on my face and warms my heart! I can just see all the laughing and smiling:)
I love you Aunt Cleo and until we meet in Heaven, have a wonderful reunion party and check up on us down here from time to time. We need you as our guardian Angel. Rest In Peace and know that we will all meet again. Love you!

Karen
P.S. I will never forget the Easter Bunny!!

Gary Canterbury

July 22, 2020

These are the last words I was able to share with mom through the window of room 210 at Heartland of Miamisburg. You can't imagine how difficult it was to not be able to touch her, talk with her for the last four months. Most difficult task of my life. At least she gave me a small smile when she saw my handwritten sign through the window.

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