Doris G. Cleeton

Doris G. Cleeton

July 12, 1923 – March 20, 2021

Doris Cleeton, long-time Omaha resident, peacefully passed away on March 20, 2021, with loving family members by her side. She was preceded in death by husband, Junior E. Cleeton.

Doris was born on July 12, 1923, in Corydon, Iowa. She was the seventh daughter of Mary and Otis Stark. She married J.E. Cleeton in 1941. They were married for 52 years and had three children:  John Cleeton, Carole Nordgren and Cathy Townsend.

Doris was deeply devoted to her family. She was the centerpiece of countless family gatherings and celebrations. Her delicious recipes continue to be passed along to current and future generations. Along with her recipes, she passed on many skills to her family such as crocheting, knitting, and board games. She even took the time to lovingly crochet a blanket for every new family member when they were born.

She was an avid gardener and had a beautiful flower garden every year. She incorporated vegetables from her garden into her cooking.  She enjoyed hosting Wednesday night family dinners for many years where family would join her for dinner and enjoy one another’s company.

She enjoyed camping, fishing, and hiking with her husband and children in her younger years. They loved to visit Colorado and State Parks in Nebraska and Iowa.  She loved sharing stories of her outdoor adventures, instilling the same love of nature in the whole family.

She is survived by her son, John (Connie); daughter, Carole (Dave); daughter, Cathy (Ron); niece, Debrah; granddaughters: Lori, Carrie, Kim, Marcie, Jennifer, Julie, and Christie; great-grandchildren: Haleigh, Leah, Ethan, Emily, Kendall, Kayden, Carter, Camren, Easton, Everleigh, and one more great-grandson on the way.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Tuesday, March 23rd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICE: Wednesday, March 24th at 10:30am, Community Bible Church, 9001 “Q” St.  Interment, Forest Lawn.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Community Bible Church.

Services will be live-streamed and available for viewing for 40 days at



  • Kimberly Nordgren Taylor Posted March 22, 2021 6:58 am

    We love and miss you Grandma 💕

  • Eve Bonner Posted March 22, 2021 8:45 am

    I remember Doris very fondly and spent many hours at their home in north Omaha. Our families were close. Please extend my condolences and love to the family.

  • Philip & Sandra Large Posted March 22, 2021 9:34 am

    Loving words from her family expeessing all that she was as a woman, a wife, a mother and grandmother. She was a devoted Christian and lived a full and happy life. She will surely be missed.

  • Mary Blome Posted March 22, 2021 12:10 pm

    What a wonderful life Doris had. I will miss her beautiful smile.

  • Cari Stakem Posted March 22, 2021 6:00 pm

    Thank you Grandma for all the wonderful memories I will forever cherish 💕

  • Caren & Craig Posted March 22, 2021 6:52 pm

    Our condolences to the family of Doris. She will be with you always. Wishing you comfort and peace.

  • Kim Shaw Posted March 22, 2021 8:37 pm

    A sweet dear soul, Doris will be missed. Her faith in God and love of her family was strong. Blessed to know her and enjoyed the many visits and stories she shared. She loved watching the birds and flowers grow. Her favorites – hydrangeas will always remind me of Doris. Sending my prayers and love to family at this time of loss.

  • Laurie and Ward Merritt and family Posted March 23, 2021 3:01 pm

    So many wonderful memories of Doris at family gatherings. I remember her crocheted baby blankets at each of my kids baby showers….they drug them everywhere until they unraveled 😉….such a thoughtful and loving person. I know she and John and my parents are catching up together in heaven…..

  • Linda K Giandinoto Posted March 24, 2021 6:53 am

    A life well lived. She will surely be missed. Prayers and condolences to the family.

  • Bette Taylor Posted March 24, 2021 7:36 am

    What a loving tribute to your dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She must have been so loving and caring and will be missed tremendously. My thoughts are with her loved ones at this sad time.

  • Nicole deLorimier Posted March 27, 2021 12:28 pm

    I see where the family got it’s interest in nature and the outdoors. AND, many other talents too

  • Carol Hamilton Posted March 29, 2021 1:11 pm

    My condolences to the entire family in the loss of your dear Mother/Grandmother/friend et.all.. She sounds like a wonderful person who passed along many of her qualities to the Colorado daughter and likely
    others that I have not met. May her memory live on in each of your hearts.

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