Ruth McLain

Thursday, June 19, 2003

STURDIVANT, Mo. -- Ruth McLain, 78, of Pass Christian, Miss., died Monday, June 16, 2003, at Gulfport Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss.

She was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Sturdivant, daughter of John and Maggie Bess Shrout. She first married Raymond Welch in 1940 at Sturdivant. She later married Verman McLain May 29, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. He died Oct. 4, 1978.

Survivors include a son, Terry McLain of Advance, Mo.; four daughters, Jean Langston of West Point, Utah, Janette Hill of Advance, Shelia Bradley and Renee Pressley of Pass Christian; a brother, Leon Shrout of Bunker Hill, Ill.; two sisters, Ethel Underwood of East Alton, Ill., Lettie Ketchie of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and a sister.

Friends may call at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Lee Cook officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Park in Advance.