Tami Star (Young) VanCleave, 63, of Anderson, IN passed away on July 22, 2022 after an extended illness. She was born on December 25, 1958 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Edgar Wethington and Della Mae (Keith) Gilliatt. She married her loving husband, Steve VanCleave, on February 9, 1990 in Darlington, IN.
Tami graduated in 1977 from North Montgomery High School. She worked for the Pendleton Correctional Facility for a number of years before moving to the South Madison School Corporation as an Instructional Aide. Tami found her spiritual home at Aletheia Church and was a faithful member for many years. She loved reading, doing puzzles, crafting, and giving presents to her friends and family. She enjoyed going to the casino and horse racing. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family and hosting their family get togethers.
Tami will be dearly missed by her husband of 32 years, Steve; her daughters, Mandy (Tipton) Fenters of Crawfordsville, Lindy (Jorge) (Tipton) Nakao of Pittsboro, Amy (Thanak) (Tipton) Morhn of Cambodia, Star Tipton of Pendleton, and Connie (VanCleave) Randle of Crawfordsville; her 17 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Randy Young of Darlington and Scott Gilliatt of Darlington; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. She had a special bond with her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Deb Higgins and her nephew, who was like a son, Ryan Brooks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, DeAnna Garcia; her granddaughter, Katy Beng; and a very special uncle, Louid Keith.
The visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Aletheia Church, 2505 Faith Dr., Anderson, IN 46013. The memorial service will begin right at 3 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions in Tami’s name may be gifted to help support her daughter’s ministry in Cambodia at Overland Missions (https://overlandmissions.com/donate/Mornhs-In-Ministry). To share a memory or an online condolence, please visit www.wilsonstpierre.com.