Joy "Jo" (Wright) Clevenger

1932 - 2021



Joy “Jo” Clevenger, 89, passed away on May 20, 2021 at her home in Matthews, Indiana.


Joy was born on February 24, 1932 in Matthews to the late Raymond and Alice (Hazelbaker) Wright. She was a 1950 graduate of Jefferson Township High School. Joy married Charles Clevenger on August 11, 1956. Joy worked in the Dining Commons at Taylor University before her retirement. She was a member of the American Legion Aux. in Fairmount and enjoyed bingo, scratch off tickets, puzzles, and her flowers.


Joy is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Charles Clevenger; three children, Karen Fanning (husband Sam), Michele “Shelli” Greer, and Phil Clevenger; four grandchildren, Tera Keller, Tommy Fanning (wife Karla), Kyle Fanning (wife Shelly), and Tyler Roth; 12 great-grandchildren, Ethan Keller, Olivia Keller, Justin Graham, Luke Graham, Breanna Graham, Sierra Graham, Addison Fanning, Emmilyn Fanning, Laykin Fanning, Nolan Fanning, Shaylee Nottingham, and Ashley Kemble; three great-great-grandchildren, Lily Graham and Annelise Graham, and Zora Graham; sister-in-law, Joyce Niccum; best friend, Mary Spence; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Joy was preceded in death by three sisters, Phyllis Liming, Jackie Moorman, and Mary Lou Slater.


Joy will be cremated, and her ashes buried at Matthews Cemetery during a private family service at a later date.  


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Misty Jackson Winningham

May 27, 2021 9:04 AM

Jo ,U will be missed by so many who knew you .Angels and Prayers to her Hubby and  Phil,Shelli&Karen and all the family so sorry to hear this and let me know if you guys need anything !!!

Beth McGriff

May 23, 2021 11:02 PM

So sorry for your loss! Jo and mom were good friends most of their lives. I know she will be deeply missed, she always took such great care of and loved her family! Deepest heartfelt sympathies!
Beth Kilgore MCGriff

Laura Garrison

May 22, 2021 5:52 PM

So sad to hear you had passed. Sometimes we think someone will be here forever. Love you and will miss talking with you. Rest peacefully,  Laura, Casi, and Staci

Barb Slagle Richardson

May 22, 2021 8:50 AM

Sincere condolences to Jo’s family and friends.

Mary Spence

May 21, 2021 5:03 PM

I will miss you so much, my dear friend..
I’m honored you were in my life.

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