Cledis Handshoe

December 26, 1938 - August 21, 2015

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Monday, August 24, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Tuesday, August 25, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Tuesday, August 25, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Cledis Handshoe, 76, of Hudson went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 21, 2015, at 12:54 p.m. in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

He moved to this area in 1964, coming from Ohio.

He had worked at Newnam Foundry in Kendallville and retired from Gruman Olson in Sturgis, Michigan in 1988.

Cledis loved to fish and hunt, and family was his pride and joy.

He was born December 26, 1938, in Handshoe, Kentucky to Floyd and Pearlie (Green) Handshoe.

He married the love of his life, Maxine Hicks on July 5, 1957, in Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine Handshoe of Hudson; a son, Alvin (Donna) Handshoe of LaGrange; three daughters, Arlene (Larry) Smith of LaGrange, Diana (Steve) Vanderpool of LaGrange, and Veronica (Gary) Shepherd of Angola; 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Eric, Amy, Tonya, Kristen, Sabrina, Heather, Michael, Ashley, and Allen; 20 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Johnny (Linda) Handshoe of LaGrange, Hershel (Margaret) Handshoe of Hueysville, Kentucky, Buford (Gaynell) Handshoe of Hueysville, Kentucky, Arnold Handshoe of Hueysville, Kentucky, and Thurman Handshoe of Helmer; two sisters, Gertrude (Bill) McClish of South Milford and Reva Livergood of Auburn.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Edward Handshoe and Douglas Handshoe; two daughters, Tammy Sue Handshoe and Debra Lynn Handshoe; grandson, Jamie Smith; his parents, Floyd Handshoe, Pearlie (Green) Handshoe, and Dollie (Griffith) Handshoe; two brothers, Daniel Handshoe and Herman Handshoe; and four infant siblings, David, Sam, Dorothy, and Tilda.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Carl Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.

Casketbearers will be Eric Milliman, Christopher Vanderpool, Eric Smith, Michael Handshoe, Allen Smith, Dakota Muller, Dylan Muller, and Johnny Handshoe.

Calling is Monday, August 24, 2015, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

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Guest Book

Charles & Joanne Vanderpool Nickles
August 31st, 2015 1:41pm
Plymouth, Ohio

Maxine & family. I am so sorry to hear this news. It has been a long time since we were together and I think death brought us together then. Pray the Lord will give all of you strength for the coming days and comfort for the lonely hours. God Bless all of you. Heart of love

Pamela Sizemore
August 24th, 2015 12:28am

He was a very nice man Our neighbor and friend. ...

Jean Green
August 23rd, 2015 10:42pm
Roscoe Il

Love you forever and always

Wanda Vasquez
August 23rd, 2015 10:39pm
Roscoe Il

Heaven has another angel. Love and miss you

Nadine Handshoe
August 23rd, 2015 1:33am
Hueysville, Kentucky

Love and prayers for your family...

wade and Deb Sturdivant
August 23rd, 2015 1:04am
Lagrange Ind

Praying for all the family during the lost of your father. I am sure he will be greatly missed.

Billie and Claris (C B) Hicks
August 23rd, 2015 12:40am
Attica, Ohio

Praying for the family, so sorry for your loss

Yvonne (Handshoe) Hall
August 22nd, 2015 10:45pm
Lexington, KY

Thinking of the family.