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Rondell Lane VanCleve

August 18, 1936 March 15, 2022
Rondell Lane VanCleve
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Obituary for Rondell Lane VanCleve
Rondell Lane VanCleve, age 85, of John Stuart Drive in Mt. Sterling, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at the St. Claire Regional Medical Center following a long illness. He was born August 18, 1936 in Wolfe County and was the son of the late Jesse Raymond and Lena Lane Taulbee VanCleve. He was a member of the 1956 National Championship Basketball Team at Kilgore College in Texas. He retired from the US Corps of Engineers and was a former merchant seaman. He was a United States Army veteran and a United States Marine veteran where he served in Platoon 232 in San Diego. He was formerly a resident of Estill County and Palatka, Florida. He is survived by:
His daughter: Michelle (Scott) Purvis - Clark Co.
1 brother: William “Pig” (Anna Ruth) VanCleve - Estill Co.
1 grandson: Travis (Shelby) Purvis
1 great grandchild: Juett Purvis
Several nieces and nephews
Special friend: Marie Juett
He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ann Kerns and his brother, Jesse Raymond VanCleve, Jr.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. The Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project or Tunnel to Towers Foundation.


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