Phoebe J. McLain

October 05, 1921 ‒ December 30, 2007

Fulton, Ohio

Phoebe J. (Blanton) McLain, age 86, of Fulton, Ohio, passed away in her sleep Sunday afternoon at her granddaughter’s home in Westerville, Ohio.

She was born in Wallins Creek, Kentucky, on October 5, 1921, the daughter of the late Granville and Fannie (Coldwell) Blanton.

On July 29, 1948, Phoebe married her loving husband of 59 years, Joe McLain, who survives.

She was a true caregiver in every sense of the word and helped many as a nurse at the Fulton Nursing Home for 24 years until her retirement in 1986. She lived life according to her own beliefs and never hesitated to speak her mind. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, baking, singing, bingo and spending time with her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Joe; six sons: Ernest (Sharon) Osborne of Cardington, Albert (Betty) McLain of Knoxville, TN, Delmar McLain of Cardington, Darryl (Jan) McLain of Fulton, Donnie McLain of Mt. Gilead, Darcell (Kathy) McLain of Westerville, Ohio; and daughter, Carlene McLain of Dublin, Ohio; four sisters: Edna (Willard) Hensley of Mt. Olive, KY, Eva Bird of Albertville, AL, Dorothy Kyrk of Cardington, Minnie Osborne of Mt. Gilead, and two brothers: Bill (Betty) Blanton of Cardington and Hubert Blanton of Mt. Gilead.

In addition to her parents, Phoebe was preceded in death by brothers: Dave Brock and Samuel Blanton.

Her family will greet friends on Sunday, January 6, 2007, from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mt. Gilead, where funeral services will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will take place in Fulton Cemetery.

Phoebe is sorely missed and fondly remembered by those who hold her dear.

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