Cleo R. Mote, 90, a long-time resident of Royal Oak, died Aug. 12, 2017.

She was born June 20, 1927, in Noblesville, to Carey and Lula Stoops.

Mrs. Mote retired in 1997 from the Troy School System where she worked in the kitchen. She loved being a grandma and great-grandma and enjoyed knitting and traveling.

Survivors include her children, Kelly Mote of Waterford, and Cathy Ellison of Madison Heights; grandchildren, Rachel (Corey) Allard, Steven Mote and Nick Ellison; great-granddaughter, Charlotte and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David, in 1997; son-in-law, Paul Ellison; brothers, Lawrence and George and sisters, Ethel and Mildred.

Private services will be conducted.

Memorials suggested to Project Linus Troy, 56 Telford Ct., Troy, MI, 48085 or Coalition on Temporary Shelter,