Cleora A. McCullough Ploof
Cleora A. (McCullough) Ploof, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away at home at
the age of 92. She was born September 2, 1928, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Glenn and Goldie May (Crown) McCullough, and sister to Beverly, Sonny and Glenn.
Cleora was a wonderful wife, and mother to nine children. When her children were younger, Cleora enjoyed participating in 4H. As her children grew older, Cleora continued to share her love of children as a teacher and director at the Carey School in Kailua, Hawaii. She also worked at Liberty House in Kailua and she was very active in her Ana Malia church group where she made many life-long friends. She later relocated to Washington State to be near grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cleora spent the last fifteen years of her life in Olathe, Kansas with her daughter Andrea and son-in-law Todd. During that time she enjoyed the company of many friends in her Red Hat Ladies Society and at the local senior center where she excelled at Mah Jong. She also loved watching and attending Royals’ and Chiefs’ games.
Cleora was preceded in death by her first husband, Gregore J. Sambor, the father of two of her sons, and Carlton J. Ploof, Sr., with whom she had three beautiful girls and four boys. Her son Glenn R. Sambor and her daughter Karen A. (Ploof) Costa also preceded Cleora in death. She is survived and severely missed by daughters Cheryl L. (Ploof) Wolfe (and husband Ronald), Andrea L. (Ploof) Hulse and (husband Todd),daughter-in-law Beverly Sambor, and sons Gregore J. Sambor, Jr., Carlton J. Ploof, Jr., Gary P. Ploof (and wife Karen), Jonathon M. Ploof (and wife Suzanne) and Kenneth A. Ploof. Cleora’s extended family includes over 20 grandchildren, spouses, and great grandchildren.
In accordance with Cleora’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Instead, an open house and celebration of life will be held on Sunday October 4th at 2 to 5pm in Olathe, and Cleora’s ashes will be returned to Hawaii and scattered at sea at a later date.
Cleora truly loved and enjoyed each member of her family and the many friends she made on her journey through life, and she was loved by all in return. She will be missed and she will not be forgotten.