Emma Blanche McClain, age 88 recently of Canton, OH and had been a longtime resident of County Road 46, Toronto passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Meadow Wind Health Care Center, Massillon, OH after a brief illness.
She was born December 2, 1931 in Morgantown, WV the daughter of the late Eugene and Elma (Cook) Jeans.
Blanche was a member of the Hill Top Presbyterian Church, Toronto since 1959 where she had served as a Deacon, Choir member and Sunday School teacher; was active in the Toronto Bowling League and a neighborhood Bunco club. She was a 1950 graduate of Toronto High School
She had been employed as a physician assistant for Dr. Irving Dryer in Toronto.
Besides her parents, Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, James Richard McClain in 2018 whom she married December 5, 1951; son, Mark Richard McClain in 2019 and a brother, Harry Jeans.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey J. (Ann) McClain of Canton, OH; grandchildren, Katherine M. McClain of Morgantown, WV and James D. McClain of Canton, OH; brother, Fred (Dolores) Jeans of Avon Park, FL; sister, Shirley (Ronald) Riggleman of Lakeland, FL; daughter-in- law Janice L. McClain and her best friend, Lula Rawson.
Visitation hours for Blanche will be held 2-5 P.M. Saturday, February 29th at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto, OH
A celebration service of Blanche’s life will be held 5 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home with the Reverend C. Robert Meyer officiating. Entombment will be held at the Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV at the convenience of Blanche’s family.
Memorial contributions in memory of Blanche, if desired, may be made to the Hill Top Presbyterian Church, C/O Carol McLain, 574 County Road 47, Toronto, OH 43964
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Hill Top Presbyterian Church
110 County Road 46, Toronto OH 43964