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

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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 C. (Schauer) Kleaver Biography & Family History

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Birth

at the Schauer residence,
116 E McMicken, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

Baptized

at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church,
Cincinnati, Ohio

Death

at Dutchtown Care & Rehab Center,
3421 Gasconade St., St Louis, Missouri
Cause of death: Pneumonia, Dementia, and Generalized Arteriosclerosis

Cause of death

Pneumonia, Dementia, and Generalized Arteriosclerosis

Burial / Funeral

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

Obituary

Last Known Residence

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

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Father: Joseph Schauer
Mother: Clara (Bambach) Schauer
Siblings: Anna Bell (Schauer) Spezia

Husband: John Joyce Kleaver, Jr.
Children with John: Patrick John Kleaver

Education

High School Graduate

Professions

Factory worker, secretary, and then housewife.

Organizations

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Military Service

No military service.

Middle name

Clara

Maiden name

Schauer

Surnames

Ethnicity

Hungarian

Nationality

United States

Religion

Roman Catholic

Gender

Female

Timeline

1918 - In the year that Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

1932 - She was only 14 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1934 - When she was 16 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

1944 - By the time she was 26 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

1953 - She was 35 years old when on January 20th, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States. Formerly the 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe in World War II, Eisenhower had never previously held a political office.

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June 7, 1947 - February 24, 1988 (death)
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church
3519 N. 14th St.
St. Louis, MO, 63107
United States
Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver
Frances C. (Schauer) Kleaver & John Joyce Kleaver, Jr.
June 7, 1947 - February 24, 1988 (death)
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church
3519 N. 14th St.
St. Louis, MO, 63107
United States
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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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