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Dorothy McClure

Dorothy Alice McClure (McClelland)

Thursday, December 5th, 1929 - Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
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Dorothy Alice (McClelland) McClure, 90 of Stevensville MI, began her new life-eternal September 15, 2020. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio December 5, 1929 to Paul and Dorothy (Miller) McClelland, joining sisters Carol and Lois.

Attending Muskingum University, she met James W. McClure, a returning World War II veteran. They married September 1, 1951. They settled in Jim’s hometown, Mansfield, Ohio, where he and his dad opened McClure’s Lawn & Garden Supply. They had 3 children: Cynthia, William, and Robert. Through the years they enjoyed sharing life with local family, as well as friends from the neighborhood and church. Dorothy loved being part of women’s Bible studies at Linden Road UPC and later, Berean Baptist Church. She also volunteered at the hospital. She was a woman of mercy and never met a stranger. She loved to chat with people and then follow-up with a written note, phone call, or words of encouragement. In the meantime, people could count on her praying for them! She chose to trust Jesus as her Savior and loved Him as He carried her through life’s joys and challenges. Her Bible was well-worn and she found strength, truth, and comfort in those words. Jim was a faithful husband and father but suffered an untimely death after only 26 years of marriage.

Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents, sisters, and great-grandson Elijah. Left to cherish and follow her legacy of loving Jesus and people are her children, Cindy (Ken) O’Neill, Bill (Kathleen) McClure, and Bob McClure; grandchildren, David (Ann) O’Neill, Brian (Julie) O’Neill, Peter (Heidi) O’Neill, Allison McClure, and Daniel (Sarah) McClure; great grandchildren, Timothy, Matthew, Joshua, and Catherine O’Neill; Caleb, Micah, Asher, and Haven O’Neill, Benjamin and Bella O’Neill, and Autumn and David McClure. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of a memorial service, Dorothy’s family is looking forward to times of remembrance of her life and godly legacy with small groups of friends and families. Inquiries may be made of the family at caoneill@gmail.com.

To continue her legacy of mercy and Christian development contributions may be made in her honor to Masterwork at https://master-work.org/donate.
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CURRIE DELONG

Posted at 10:40am
Cindy, Bill, Bob and your families. Your Mom was always a special person. Bill, I remember when we were in elementary school that your mom would be there to help out. So very nice. She was always a pleasure to talk to. You guys take care. Currie DeLong
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Christina Nails

Posted at 11:36pm
Dear Mrs. O'Neill, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you as you remember the memories. Always remember that she's not really gone as long as you remember her. Christina Nails
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Lakeland Care Network

Posted at 03:36pm
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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