John McClain

Saturday, August 10, 2002

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John Louis McClain, 75, of Chaffee died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at his home.

He was born Sept. 13, 1926, at Hartzell, Mo., son of William Monroe and Floy Mae Devore. He and Dortha Mae Gremar were married Jan. 1, 1949.

McClain retired from construction work at Wilhelmi Brothers Construction in Joliet, Ill., and was employed 20 years as a machine operator at Sports Specialty Shoe Co. in Chaffee. He was a member of United Pentecostal Church in Advance, Mo.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Michael McClain of Onarga, Ill., Mark McClain of Bradley, Ill., Jeffrey McClain of St. Peters, Mo.; two daughters, Janice Felderhoff of Coram, N.Y., Deanna Duncan of Cartersville, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

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

Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee after 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel, with the Rev. Lee Cook officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery near Arbor, Mo.