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ALMA KLEEM


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ALMA KLEEM Obituary
ALMA KLEEM Alma Jean Kleem, 90, passed away July 31, 2017, at home. She was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Blue Creek, Ohio. She was the sixth of 13 children to Ray and Alma Covert. Upon graduation from West Union High School in 1944, she became "Rosie the Riveter" at Patterson field assembling aircraft engines. She married John E. Kleem March 16, 1946 in Newport, Ky. Pursuing a career in gaming, they moved from Ohio to Las Vegas in March 1953. Jeannie was the ideal wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. A kind, caring and gentle person all who met her loved her. Alma is survived by her son, John E. Kleem II; daughters, Shirley A. Shultz and Theresa M Snyder; brother, Barry L. Covert; sister, Rosie Lacosse; four granddaughters, Michelle (Jon) Lynn, Kristin (James) Bush, Traci (David) Waldahl and Robin (Eric) Martin; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, in Boulder City. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com
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