Mary Loretta (Sharp) Cloer was born May 27, 1929 in Dugan Chapel community to Otho “Toad” Sharp and Ina Aline (Hess) Sharp. She entered into heaven on July 14, 2022 in Bonham, Texas at the age of 93 years, 1 month, and 17 days.
Loretta started to school at Fairview School and then to Savoy where she graduated from High School in May of 1947. She and Joe Cloer had been dating and were married in Ambrose on June 28, 1947. They were married 69 years before he passed away in March 2016. They were members of Ambrose Church of Christ all of those years.
Loretta was a farmers wife. She worked in the fields and raised her own garden until they went to assisted living in July 2015.
Loretta is survived by her daughter, Helen Price and her husband Troy of Bonham; 2 sons, Joe Lee Cloer and wife Judy of Bonham, and Billy Dale Cloer and wife Pam of Savoy; grandchildren, Chris Howery, Travis Howery and wife Dori, John Price and wife Sarah, Brannon Cloer and wife Leslie, and Brianne Cloer; great-grandchildren, Quinten Howery and wife Jordan, Austin Leatherwood and wife Lauren, Alexandria Samora and husband Ethan, Grace Swan and husband Will, Devin Howery and Malia Singleton, Ayden Leatherwood and Kayleigh Brinlee, Jayden Howery, Kennedy Howery, Xander Howery, Lang Howery, Haleigh Cloer, and Ella Cloer; 1 great-great-granddaughter, Emerson Ann Howery; 2 great-great-grandsons on the way. Loretta was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Ora Sharp Blanton, Elizabeth Sharp Bailey; and 1 great-granddaughter, Danielle Paige Howery.
Graveside services will be held 10AM Monday, July 18, 2022 at Fairview Cemetery, Ravenna, Texas. Cody Maxwell will officiate the service.
Baba, we know you are finally at peace to be able to join Joe again. We will always think of you when God’s hand starts all of the beautiful flowers, grass, and trees blooming in springtime. We’ll continue to snuggle up with your quilts and keep you and Joe’s memories alive for our girls. We cherished the time that we had with you and know one day we will see you both again.
We are so sorry to hear of Mrs Cloer’s passing. She is now in a place of no more pain. And we know that Helen, Joe Lee and Billy Dale are already missing her.
We had the privilege of going to school with these three and riding the school bus with them. Helen was in my class for twelve grades.
They were a sweet and loving family. I know that each of you have lots of wonderful memories to sustain you and know that you will someday be rejoice if with them in heaven. Love to all of you.
Helen and Troy, We are letting you know we are praying for you and your family. So glad that your mom can be with the Lord and have fellowship with her family that is there before her. We will not be able to come Monday due to Dr. Appointment and work. We wish you love and Prayers. Becky and Roy Lee Thomas
Helen, Joe Lee and Billy Dale, so sorry to hear of your mother passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother.
Joe Lee, Helen, Billy Dale, and all the other family that has joined in your sorrow, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Loretta. I can’t remember when I didn’t know her. She was the sweetest and most kind person that I have ever known in my life. My heart breaks for your loss and I pray that each of you take comfort in knowing that she has joined her life long mate now. Growing up knowing Joe and Loretta was one of the highlights of my life. Not to mention all of Y’all. I love you all. Love Always Alice and Mickey Ortez.