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McCleish, Nicole Lynne

McCleish, Nicole Lynne

March 25, 1983 — August 15, 2019

Nicole Lynne (Marriott) McCleish, 36, of the Kansas City Northland, passed away on August 15, 2019, following a long, courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family at K.U. Medical Center.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm Friday, August 23, and from 9:30-10:30 am Saturday, August 24, followed by a service celebrating Nicole's life at 10:30 am, all at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Variety KC ( or to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (

Nicole was born March 25, 1983, in Kansas City, MO, the eldest of two daughters of Carl and Charis (Steinman) Marriott. She was a 2001 graduate of Winnetonka High School and received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and minor in Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.

Nicole's first job was at HyVee in Liberty, where she met her future husband, Matthew McCleish. They were united in marriage on July 18, 2009 at St. James Catholic Church in Liberty. She later taught school at Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy in Kansas City, Liberty Oaks Elementary School in Liberty, and most recently at Prairie Point Elementary School in the Park Hill School District.

Nicole was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Eldon M. Steinman and W. Greg Marriott; and cousin, Ron Marriott, Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Matt; parents, Carl and Charis; sister and brother-in-law, Heather and Jason Lavely, and their daughter Teagan who lovingly called Nicole her "Aunt ColeCole"; grandmothers, J. Ruhlene Steinman and Anna Marie Marriott; uncles, Greg Steinman and Ron Marriott; cousin, Ashley Marriott; Matt's parents, Richard and Janice McCleish; Matt's sister, Angela Sue Linard, her husband Scott, and their sons, Zachary and Tommy; as well as other relatives and many friends, including her beloved cavachon, Miller. Nicole was loved and will be greatly missed by all.

Nicole's family members wish to thank the staffs at K.U. Medical Center and K.U. Cancer Clinic, as well as Dr. Robert Pleunneke and staff, especially his nurse Kay, for the loving care Nicole received over the past four years.

Service Information

Visitation will be held from 5-8 pm Friday, August 23, and from 9:30-10:30 am Saturday, August 24, followed by a service celebrating Nicole’s life at 10:30 am, all at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO.

McCleish, Nicole Lynne's Guestbook

Our hearts and prayers are with you Matt, and the entire family. Sending prayers your way. God Bless

Cole & Megan Bonham

It was such a privilege to get to be your friend. Loved every minute of it- I’ll miss you always. May you Rest In Peace in Heaven with Lord.

Ashley Nelson

I started out as your families Realtor and more importantly became friends. I'll always be thankful to have met all of you. My heart bleeds for you Matt, Charis, Carl and family. May God be with you during this healing time of recovery.

Brenda Murray

Carl and Charis - We are so very saddened by your tremendous loss. We pray that God will comfort you and fill you with loving memories of Nicole as He walks you through this difficult time. Greg & Susan

Greg & Susan Brand

We are so sorry to hear about Nicole. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Bob and Aunt Betty

Bob and Betty Pfaff

Matt, so very sorry about this enormous loss! You and the entire family will be in my prayers during the difficult times ahead. God bless you.


Nicole and I taught 4th grade together at Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy, and I had the enormous pleasure of having fun teaching with her, laughing, and knowing how sweet of a person she really was. She'll always be my friend and I'll never forget her smile. Please take comfort in knowing she's a beautiful angel working to protect all of her family and friends. Prayers, Peace, and Blessings! ❤

Candace Ford

I am so saddened for the loss of Nicole, my thoughts have been with her entire family. Carl, Charis Heather and Matt, I truly am sorry. Nicole was so sweet and sincere. I will miss seeing her come into the salon and having conversations about our families, travel plans and the mutual friends that we knew. Nicole’s smile will be thought of often. I know there is one more beautiful Angel looking over her loved ones. I am so glad Nicole was in our lives, she truly made this world a better place.

Veronica Sayers

You will always be my sister. I’ll never forget you. Thank you for 33 years of true friendship. You were one of a kind, and I’m so lucky to have known and loved you so well. Don’t worry- I’ll look after your family!

Megan Stumph-Turner

Matt, I am so saddened for the news of Nicole's passing. I know the pain of losing a spouse, and she was taken way too soon. She will always be in your heart.

Rhonda Amos

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