Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver (1918 - 2000)

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Frances Clara (Schauer) Kleaver
1918 - 2000
updated February 06, 2019
Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver, mother to 1 child, was born on February 27, 1918 at the Schauer residence, Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born into the Schauer family and married into the Kleaver family. She was born to Joseph Schauer and Clara (Bambach) Schauer, with sibling AnnaBell. Frances was baptized at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. She married John Joyce Kleaver, Jr. on June 7, 1947 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St. Louis, Missouri and John died on February 24, 1988. They gave birth to Patrick John Kleaver. She died on November 16, 2000 at Dutchtown Care & Rehab Center, St Louis, Missouri at 82 years old. We know that Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver had been residing in Dutchtown Care & Rehab Center, 3421 Gasconade Street, in St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri **NOT IN CALIFORNIA**.

Frances' parents were Joseph and Clara (nee Bambach) Schauer and she was the oldest of two children.

At the age of 29 years, Frances married John Kleaver, Jr. at her parish church. A full-time homemaker once she gave birth to her only child Patrick (other than serving as a volunteer tutor at his school), Frances was a wonderful mother to him and a devoted wife to her husband. She retained a charming naivety about things and a childlike sense of curiosity. Whether she understood answers to things that perplexed her or not, she kept being inquisitive throughout her life. She served as a volunteer tutor at her son's elementary school, and was known for her delicious cakes that she would donate at her son's school fundraisers. Even at the very end of her life, she retained her sense of humor and marvel at life. She donated her body to St. Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. Her body was later cremated, her ashes commingled with those of other body donors, and were then interred in the plot reserved for such donors.

**NOTE: The Social Security Death Index INCORRECTLY shows Frances' last residence as being in "Montclair, San Bernardino, CA." She NEVER lived in California.**

Frances Clara (Schauer) Kleaver Biography

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Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver

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Frances Kleaver was born on at the Schauer residence, 116 E McMicken, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio


Frances Kleaver died on at Dutchtown Care & Rehab Center, 3421 Gasconade St., in St Louis, Missouri 63118

Cause of death

Pneumonia, Dementia, and Generalized Arteriosclerosis

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at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, 7030 Gravois - (Ashes-Section 39A;Memorial Inscription-Section 27A), in St. Louis City, Missouri 63116


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United States


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at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Dutchtown Care & Rehab Center, 3421 Gasconade Street, in St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri **NOT IN CALIFORNIA**


High School Graduate


Factory worker, secretary, and then housewife.

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Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver Family Tree

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Frances's Parents

Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver


Joseph Schauer
Jun 15, 1885 - Apr 9, 1965
St Louis, MO, United States
Clara (Bambach) Schauer
Aug 31, 1894 - July 1983
st louis, mo, us


Anna Bell (Schauer) Spezia
Dec 6, 1919 - Oct 5, 2014

Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver & John Joyce Kleaver, Jr.

June 7, 1947 - February 24, 1988 (death)Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church3519 N. 14th St.St. Louis, MO, 63107United States
Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver


John Joyce Kleaver, Jr.
Oct 1, 1913 - Feb 24, 1988
St.Louis, MO


Patrick John Kleaver
Born: Jan 16, 1954


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The following funeral notice appeared in the Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, 2000 editions of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH:
"KLEAVER, FRANCES C. (nee Schauer), Thurs., Nov. 16, 2000; fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church; dear wife of the late John Kleaver, Jr.; beloved mother of Patrick Kleaver; beloved sister of Annabell Spezia; beloved aunt, cousin and neighbor.
Mrs. Kleaver was a volunteer tutor at the Old St. Michael's School in Old N. St. Louis. Mrs. Kleaver donated her body to St. Louis University School of Medicine. Memorial mass at St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Church, 15 Plaza Square, Nov. 21, 2000 at 9 a.m. Masses preferred."
(The Memorial mass was celebrated by the Rev. John J. Johnson, Pastor. The actual printed funeral notice included a photo of Frances.)

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1918 - 2000 World Events

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In 1918, in the year that Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

In 1948, when she was 30 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1961, by the time she was 43 years old, on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1971, when she was 53 years old, in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1999, at the age of 81 years old, Frances was alive when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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Apr 14, 1906 - December 1970
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Mar 30, 1908 - December 1971
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St.Louis, MO
Willia R Kleaver
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Martin Kleaver
Feb 14, 1892 - October 1973
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Mar 14, 1920 - October 1977
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Mar 21, 1923 - Apr 15, 2010
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Viola Kleaver
Dec 16, 1912 - July 1984
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Jun 22, 1911 - March 1969
John Joseph Kleaver
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Dec 11, 1887 - May 1973
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William Kleaver
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M Kleaver
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Bertha Schauer
Apr 24, 1896 - February 1986
Saint Louis, Missouri
William C Schauer
Dec 2, 1912 - Feb 9, 2003
Saint Louis, MO
John G Schauer
Dec 27, 1907 - Nov 12, 2004
Arnold, MO
Nancy Schauer
Nov 30, 1937 - Jan 21, 2010
Florissant, MO
Adolph Schauer
Apr 22, 1895 - February 1971
Saint Louis, Missouri
Frank Schauer
Sep 28, 1880 - December 1963
Ethel L Schauer
Jan 3, 1918 - Aug 4, 1993
Saint Peters, MO
William L Schauer
Apr 25, 1926 - Dec 31, 2008
Saint Louis, MO
Charles W Schauer
Apr 22, 1911 - Jan 6, 1999
Lola M Schauer
Sep 5, 1926 - Jul 1, 1993
Yucaipa, CA
Mary N Schauer
Mar 1, 1912 - Oct 21, 1992
Chillicothe, MO
Andrew D Schauer
Mar 11, 1986 - Sep 6, 2008
Catherine Schauer
Nov 12, 1896 - February 1972
Saint Louis, Missouri
Harry Schauer
Apr 30, 1893 - April 1964
Max J Schauer
Aug 10, 1909 - Oct 29, 1987
Saint Louis, MO
Rose Schauer
Jul 24, 1891 - October 1974
Cincinnati, Ohio
Elsie Schauer
Mar 22, 1897 - February 1978
Lloyd Schauer
Mar 4, 1896 - May 1970
Kansas City, Missouri
Frank Schauer
Apr 13, 1916 - Dec 10, 1999
Anoka, MN

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Willie Ehrhardt
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M Zarick
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