OBITUARY

Sybil Margaret Cleary

April 24, 1922September 5, 2019
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Sybil Margaret Cleary, 97, passed away September 5, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She died quietly with dignity, just as she had lived. Sybil was born April 24, 1922 in Elgin,Illinois to Carl and Flossie [McBride] Parkin. Sybil always had a love for art and wanted to attend the Chicago Art Institute. However, she met and married the love of her life, John “Jack” Cleary, soon becoming a mother instead. She still took the time throughout her life to use her creativity and to do some artwork. She used her creativity in cooking and baking as well. She was an avid reader of all types of books and was very involved with her book clubs. She and Jack enjoyed traveling to destinations all over the world including Ireland and China. She enjoyed playing tennis until the age of 83. She was also active in bridge and P.E.O. throughout her life. Sybil was a quiet, refined woman, beloved by many friends over the years. She loved helping others and spent many hours helping at her church in Mesa, Arizona. She also enjoyed her church life at St. Nicholas Anglican Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. This marvelous matriarch will be greatly missed by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Cleary and her daughter, Kathleen McCulloch. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Don Carlson, her son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Karen Cleary; her son-in-law Bill McCulloch, her grandchildren, Jennifer Carlson and Jonathan (Andrea) Carlson and Heather and Dylan Cleary as well as her great-grandchildren, Maximus and Ashley Carlson. She felt she had a wonderful life, having married the love of her life, having three wonderful children, four terrific grandchildren and two darling great-grandchildren. We already feel the void after having been spoiled by her constant presence in our life. Yet we feel blessed for having had her in our lives for all this time.

Services

12 October

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel

6747 East Broadway Road
Mesa , Arizona 85206

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Stan & Carol Manske

September 12, 2019

I saw Sybil only twice and I remember her as a very gracious and caring person. She was always concerned about Jack when he had vertigo.

It is especially difficult to lose a mother. I always say "there is nothing like a mother". My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time.

Krista Manske

September 12, 2019

Sean,

I remember when Dylan and Heather were little and your parents came to visit. Your parents watched the kids with huge smiles on their faces. They would both chuckle as the craziness unfolded before their eyes. You probably didn't notice because you were busy parenting and not watching their faces. It was wonderful to see them so enthralled with the kids. It was obvious how much they loved being Grandparents. Your mom in particular was beaming with pride at her wonderful son and his family.

I will always have very fond memories of your mom.

Krista

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Sybil at Jon's wedding

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Fun with great-grandchildren

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Sybil and Jack at Sean's wedding

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60th wedding anniversary

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Sybil at Jon's wedding

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Fun with great-grandchildren

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Sybil and Jack at Sean's wedding

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60th wedding anniversary

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Biography

Sybil Margaret Cleary, 97, passed away September 5, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She died quietly with dignity, just as she had lived. Sybil was born April 24, 1922 in Elgin,Illinois to Carl and Flossie [McBride] Parkin. Sybil always had a love for art and wanted to attend the Chicago Art Institute. However, she met and married the love of her life, John “Jack” Cleary, soon becoming a mother instead. She still took the time throughout her life to use her creativity and to do some artwork. She used her creativity in cooking and baking as well. She was an avid reader of all types of books and was very involved with her book clubs. She and Jack enjoyed traveling to destinations all over the world including Ireland and China. She enjoyed playing tennis until the age of 83. She was also active in bridge and P.E.O. throughout her life. Sybil was a quiet, refined woman, beloved by many friends over the years. She loved helping others and spent many hours helping at her church in Mesa, Arizona. She also enjoyed her church life at St. Nicholas Anglican Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. This marvelous matriarch will be greatly missed by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Cleary and her daughter, Kathleen McCulloch. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Don Carlson, her son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Karen Cleary; her son-in-law Bill McCulloch, her grandchildren, Jennifer Carlson and Jonathan (Andrea) Carlson and Heather and Dylan Cleary as well as her great-grandchildren, Maximus and Ashley Carlson. She felt she had a wonderful life, having married the love of her life, having three wonderful children, four terrific grandchildren and two darling great-grandchildren. We already feel the void after having been spoiled by her constant presence in our life. Yet we feel blessed for having had her in our lives for all this time.