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Ethel M. "Ceil" (Leitch) Clouse

April 16, 1927 ~ January 23, 2021 (age 93)


Ethel “Ceil” M. Clouse, 93, of Albion passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at her residence.

She was born April 16, 1927 in Noble County to the late Russell and Lenna (Herendeen) Leitch.

On April 21, 1951 in Wolcottville, she married Bernard “Benny” E. Clouse. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2009.

Ceil was a homemaker. She liked fishing and camping. She also loved being around children. She was known for being a kid at heart and encouraging others to keep that same spirit.

She is survived by two sons, Lenny “Butch” (Cheryl) Clouse and Leslie Clouse; five grandchildren (and countless others who were “adopted” throughout the years), Shawn Clouse, Erin Clouse, Chrissy Bruce, Ronald Millington, and Kody Hunt; and two sisters, Dolores Coy and Kate Clouse.

Ethel was preceded in death by four brothers, Carroll, Gene, Dwight, and Larry Leitch, and two sisters, Edna Budd and Lavon Cleland.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Albion American Legion Post #246 on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 2-6pm.

Memorials are to be made to the family.  To sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence, visit

Arrangements by Harper Funeral Homes, Albion Chapel, 771 Trail Ridge Road, Albion.

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Celebration of Life
February 6, 2021

2:00 PM
Albion American Legion #246
410 East Park Drive
Albion, IN 46701

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