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Connie Jean (Spencer) Cleek

May 24, 1949 — February 11, 2023

New Market

Connie Jean (Spencer) Cleek, age 73 of New Market, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at home while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greencastle, Indiana on May 24, 1949 to Cline Maynard & Margaret Jane (Murphy) Spencer.

Connie lived in Russellville through 5th grade, then moved to New Market and graduated from New Market High School in 1967. She attended Indiana State University before transferring to Ivy Tech and received an Accounting Degree.

During her childhood years she was a member of Putnam County 4-H Club showing both horses and sheep. She had a strong faith in the Lord, attending church in Russellville prior to joining New Market Christian Church at age 13. She not only joined the Christian Church but began playing the piano for the church at age 13. She was a member of the New Market Christian Church for 60 years.

On September 27, 1969, she married her high school sweetheart, Glen Cleek, at the New Market Christian Church. Throughout her life she enjoyed memberships in the Wabash Valley Tractor Pullers Association and Night Owls with the New Market Christian Church. She became a member of Smiles Unlimited Clown Ministries on June 27, 1990. She enjoyed several years as "Buttons" the clown.

She enjoyed Country Music Line Dancing, vacations to Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan, and "Jeeping" with family and friends, especially Pam & Carl Sacco, Todd & Lori DeFouw, Chris and Dave Hodges, and Milton & Mary Rice.

She worked in several office positions including a Data Entry Specialist at Farm Bureau Co-op, retired from Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District on May 27, 2014 where she worked as the Officer Manager, and worked at CVS for a few years. She has recently been playing the piano at New Market Methodist Church. She was a people person and was always willing to help others which included being a Troop Leader/Den Mother for both Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts, when her kids were participating. She always helped with church activities, school activities, sports activities and assisted with planning the New Market Alumni Banquet.

She was a wonderful mom and wife, always putting her family first. She enjoyed watching her kids, grandkids, nephews, and niece's sports games, school activities and programs.

She is survived by her husband, Glen Cleek; a daughter, Tami (Jason) Hurt-Stumke; a son, Christopher "Chris" (Michelle) Cleek; three grandchildren, Riley Hurt, Brita Cleek, and Walker Cleek; her beloved canine companion, Toby; a brother, Kenny Spencer; nephews, Chuck Spencer, Ryan Cleek and David Cleek; nieces, Michelle (Ryan) O'Hollaren, Dr. Elizabeth Cleek; and a host of great nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charles Spencer; and a nephew Tony Spencer.

Connie wanted to express a special thank-you to all of those that brought food and meals and all those that came to visit her. She truly enjoyed all her visits.

Visitation will be at New Market Christian Church, 302 S 3rd Street, in New Market on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. The funeral service will be at the church on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 11:00am with Pastor Mike Whitacre officiating. Burial will follow at Hebron Cemetery in Russellville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the New Market Christian Church or the Montgomery County Animal Welfare League. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Market Christian Church

, New Market, IN 47965

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 17, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

New Market Christian Church

, New Market, IN 47965

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