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Obituary: Maureen Ellen Cleghorn

July 16, 1947 – June 7, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Maureen Ellen CleghornMaureen (Moe) Ellen Cleghorn, nee Murdoch, age 73, of Crown Point, IN went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 7, 2021. Loving mother of Daniel John (Amy Devincenzi) Cleghorn. Cherished grandmother of Tanner James Cleghorn and Jace Daniel Cleghorn. Sister of Mary Margaret Murdoch Sanders and the late Sean Andrew Murdoch. Preceded in death by her parents John Andrew Jr. and Ruth Elizabeth Murdoch.

Maureen graduated from Saint Peter and Paul High School in Chicago then went on to a long-distinguished career as an executive assistant with Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In retirement, Moe loved to spend time with friends, work out with her trainers at the gym, attend a prayer walking group regularly, and loved to eat out and bbq on her grill.

Maureen’s grandsons, Tanner and Jace, were the absolute love of her life, along with her cats Mojo and Bo.

Special thanks to Jaime, Patti, and St. Anthony’s Majestic Care Staff for their wonderful care of Maureen and to her cousins and dear friend who were at her bedside when she passed away. Maureen was a strong, amazing, and caring woman. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Urn Memorial Service July 1 at 11 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. Luncheon at Teibels immediately afterwards at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, in memory of Maureen, are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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  1. I would like to inquire if Maureen ever lived in Chicago on 82nd and Exchange. Did she ever attend grammar school at St. Bride?
    If yes to either or both of these questions, I was a former classmate.
    So sorry for your loss.

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