Chleo Sue (Hardy) Alexander of Sullivan, Missouri was born in Sullivan, Missouri on September 20, 1933 to Charles and Edna “Pearl” (Adams) Hardy and passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the age of 87 years.
She grew up in Sullivan, Missouri and graduated with the Sullivan High School, Class of 1951.
Chleo married Curtis Neal Alexander of Bourbon, Missouri on February 9, 1951.
She used her skills of detail and bookkeeping to help her husband run the family business, Sullivan Propane, for 30 years. She then helped her daughter at Pro-Tec Mechanical for 13 years, followed by helping her son at Alexander Propane for seven years.
Chleo then retired to a life of full-time leisure – managing a rigorous schedule of card games and dominos with her many friends.
Travel was also a regular part of Chleo’s life. Most prized by family was Chleo serving up her famous homemade ice cream and her made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes.
Over the past 45 years, her spare time was devoted to hand stitching her “Loving Hands Quilt”, a gift she created for each grandchild and great grandchild, which featured the handprints of each child’s family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis N. Alexander; her parents, Charles and Edna “Pearl” Hardy; granddaughter, Christina Renee Alexander; two brothers, Charles “Bill” and James “Jim” Hardy; and one infant sister, Betty Zoe Hardy.
She is survived by three sons, Curtis J. Alexander and wife Carole (Dace) of Bourbon, Missouri, Christopher Alexander and wife Marjean (Hickinbotham) of Bourbon, Missouri and Clay Alexander and wife Cheryl (Laubinger) of Lampe, Missouri; three daughters, Cathy Alexander of Sullivan, Missouri, Cheri Weggenmann and husband Jerry of Fenton, Missouri and Caren Waldo and husband Darren of St. Clair, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, C. Jason Alexander and wife Holly, Curtis Neal Alexander II and wife Lorie, Jennell Wallis and husband Randy, Craig Alexander and wife Marisa, Tashia Bryant and husband Jeremiah, Cyrus J. Dace Alexander and wife Rebecca, Jeremy Alexander and wife Maggie, Nathan Beers and wife Lindsay, Charla Brewer and husband Shannon, Casandra Wofford and husband Israel, Tara Czarnecki and husband Todd, Tamrin Brooks and husband Brad, Warren Byington and wife Lauren, Tiana Benningfield and husband Nick, Tawny Taylor and husband Joe, and Kyler Waldo; 48 great-grandchildren; special friends, Joan Matthews and Jim Minx; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastors Josh and Dave Wright officiating.
Interment followed in the Crossroads Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, Missouri.