Ellen E. McClain

July 06, 1940 ‒ August 10, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ellen E. McClain, age 74, of Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Gambier, on July 6, 1940 to the late Thomas and Audrey (Jones) McKee.

Ellen worked as a nurse’s assistant for many years and loved helping her patients. She was very caring and would do anything she could to help people out. Ellen loved to bowl and was part of the Mount Vernon and Fredericktown bowling leagues for many years. She also enjoyed tending to her flower garden. One of her favorite things to do was going out to dinner and shopping, but the love of her life was her grandchildren and family.

Ellen is survived by her four children, Roger McClain, Dean (Gabriele) McClain, Candie (Bud) Williams and Patti (Nick) Ferra; grandchildren, Roger McClain Jr., Samantha Ramadani, Kelly Stumbaugh, Keith, Kristen, Krystal and Klayton Williams, Michael and Robin McClain, Julia, Antonio, and James Ferra; sisters, Carolyn Hallman, Marilyn Keyes, Sam Hogrebe, Linda McKenzie and Lois Reamsnider; brothers, Bob, Rick and Don McKee; numerous nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers, Jim, Clarence, Karl, Walter, Roger and Wayne McKee, a sister, Sue Nottingham.

The family will observe calling hours on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 4-7 PM with a service on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11 AM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Rd. Mount Vernon, Oh, with Rev. Marvin Haught officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Ellen E. McClain.

To view this obituary or leave the family a condolence, visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ellen E. McClain.


  • We are so very sorry for your loss. May God wrap his cloak of love , Nick and Patti, around you and your entire family and bring all of you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Candie we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We’ll always remember the many of mondays we all eat lunch at the China Buffet. we’er thinking of you an your family and praying for you to find comfort. we love you

  • Candie & family we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, mother in-law, & grandmother. I only got to know your mother for a short 3yrs but even that was long enough to know what a special person she was. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this very difficult & emotional time. Please let us know if need anything. Love The Peters Family

  • Candy we are so sorry for your loss if we can help in anyway let us know. Love u lots.

  • Ellen’s family — am so sorry for your loss. Worked with Ellen at The Laurels when it was Northside Manor. I remember all the good times the two of us had. Am sorry I lost touch with her after moving to Columbus.

    Will be thinking of the family during this time.

    Cindy Short

  • Ellen must have been a pretty incredible lady. I’m blessed to know her daughter Patti and her grandchildren – Mike, Robin, Julia, Antonio, & James – and they are some of the kindest, gentlest, and most wonderful people I know. May Ellen enjoy the peace of God’s Kingdom until we see her again. And may God pour out his comfort upon all those who grieve her loss.

  • Patti – we are so sorry about your mom’s death. We are praying for you and your family. Sincerely, Fred and Carol Taylor

  • Patti-Candie-Roger-Dean, Very sorry to hear the news..Your Mom will truly be missed. Pictures and fond memories are there for you, to help you through this difficult time. Thinking of your family during this time. My deepest condolences..