Sondra Ann McLain

February 15, 1935 ‒ July 24, 2007

Ashley, Ohio

Sondra Ann McLain, 72, of Ashley died early Tuesday morning at the Holzer Senior Care Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.

She was born in Delaware County on February 15, 1935 the daughter of the late Blaine E. and Edith B. (Campbell) Bishop.

After graduating from Chesterville High School in the class of 1953 she married William “Bill” McLain of Marengo on September 13th of that same year. Throughout their nearly 40 years together they spent much of their time in the Chesterville area. It was there that they raised their six children. They later moved to Cardington where they lived until Bill’s unexpected death on August 2, 1993.

Sondra will be remembered as a free spirit and her work life reflected those sentiments. She worked for the Dairy Bar H, Zales jewelry store in Marion, and sold real estate for Jim Spires Realty in Mount Gilead until her retirement in 2001.

She spent her retirement reading fiction novels and quilting. She also taught quilting classes throughout the area. While she enjoyed those activities her most important past time was spoiling her grandchildren and recently her great grandchildren. She treasured the time surrounded by her family.

She will be missed by her children April (Kevin Yeager) McLain of Gallipolis, Cheri (Jim) Berry of Little Rock, Arkansas, Kent (Lori) McLain of Edison, Lisha (Chuck) Rawlins of Kenton, and Laurie (Dave) Plotner of Galion; 14 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and a brother Duane Bishop of Delaware.

In addition to her parents, and husband she was preceded in death by her son Michael McLain on February 13, of this year.

Friends may call on the family on Thursday July 26, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead. Pastor Bill Kuhn will conduct services there on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to Holzer Senior Center, 380 Colonial Drive, Bidwell, Ohio 45614.

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