Elma McClure


GROVER HILL -- Elma Ruth McClure, 100, died Monday, December 17, 2012, at Country Inn Enhanced Living Center, Paulding, Ohio.

She was born in Paulding County, Ohio, on December 8, 1912, the daughter of Willie and Viletta (Taylor) Michael. On January 14, 1934, she married Floyd McClure, who preceded her in death on January 26, 1985. She was a member of Middle Creek United Methodist Church, Grover Hill. She and her husband were lifelong farmers in the Grover Hill area. She enjoyed raising chickens and crocheting afghans and doilies for family and friends.

She is survived by three sons, Darwin (Sharon) McClure and Roger (Rosalie) McClure, both of Grover Hill, and Gary (Vicki) McClure, Paulding; a sister, Evelyn Roth of Defiance; eight grandchildren, Robin (Phil) Farris, Terry (Lisa) McClure, Michael (Heidi) McClure, Marcia (Fred) Pond, Jodean (Rick) Jones, Jarrick (Anita) McClure, Jennifer (Brian) Aden, and Julie (Shawn) Cook; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 22, at Middle Creek United Methodist Church, Grover Hill, with Pastor William Sherry officiating. Burial will follow in Middle Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday, December 21, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

To honor Elma's requests, the family asks in lieu of flowers, throws, statuary, etc., donations be made to Middle Creek Church or Grover Hill Food Pantry. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.

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