Elmer G. McClain

May 29, 1916 ‒ January 24, 2006

Mt. Vernon, Ohio

Elmer G. McClain, age 89, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. He was born on May 29, 1916 in Warsaw, Ohio, the son of the late Joseph Syers and Alta Bell (Giauque) McClain, and had been a resident of the Mount Vernon area since 1932. Elmer was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during World War II. Elmer was employed for 33 years at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries in Mount Vernon and retired from Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon after 23 years employment as a security guard. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Moose Lodge #824, a life member and past post commander of the VFW in Mount Vernon, past district commander of the VFW, was a member of the AMVETS and the Dan Stone Post of the American Legion both in Mount Vernon. Elmer was also a member of the Grace Brethren Church in Danville.

He is survived by his loving wife Wanda J. (Smith) McClain, two sons and daughters-in-law; Pat (Karen) McClain of Mount Vernon, Mike (Dixie) McClain of Mount Vernon, three step-sons Kenneth (Lisa) Lang of Pickerington, Ohio, Richard (Mary) Lang of Mount Vernon, Donald (Judy) Lang of Mount Vernon, 7 grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren 11 step great grandchildren and a sister Mildred Wallace of Brinkhaven, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma A. McClain; six brothers; Robert, James, Sam, Charles, Joseph and Russell McClain and two sisters; Mary Lower and Anna Mowery.

Friends may call on Thursday, January 26, 2006, from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where Reverend John Bryant and Reverend Roy Glass will conduct a funeral service Friday at 10 A.M. Interment with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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