Ralph McClellan

Monday, January 21, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ralph Edward McClellan, 80, of Sikeston died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston.

He was born Nov. 13, 1921, at Sikeston, son of James Henry and Emma Bell Daniels McClellan. He and Doris Johnson were married Jan. 5, 1942, at Benton, Mo.

McClellan was a salesman for the McKnight-Keaton Co. of Sikeston and the M. Livingston Co. of Paducah, Ky. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Arthur Edward McClellan of Gallatin, Tenn., Mark Wayne McClellan of Scott City, Mo., James Michael McClellan of Sikeston and John Paul McClellan of O'Fallon, Mo.; a daughter, Diane Marie Hadley of Sikeston; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston from noon-2 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the chapel, with Pat Hogan and Johnny Hester officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with full military rites conducted by the Missouri Military Honors Program.