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McLain, Joan

McLain, Joan

January 9, 1937 — July 3, 2022

Joan Jessie (Harper) McLain, 85, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2022, at Anthology of Burlington Creek where she resided the past two years.

Joan was born January 9, 1937, in Phoenix, Arizona, the youngest of seven children of Fred R. and Jessie May (Clarke) Harper. Along with her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Randal Dean McLain; daughter, Gina Maddox; and siblings, Opal, Fanchon, Suenel, Wesley and Georgia.

Survivors include her children, Jill McLain and her husband Jim Marlow, and Bret McLain; grandchildren, Sarah Gooding (Ben), Emily Henson (Curran), Olivia Holtan (Alex), Jessica Rollinson and Tim McLain; a great grandson Barett and a second great grandson due in October. Joan also leaves a brother, Gene Harper, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, July 9, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Ascend Hospice.

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A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, July 9, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Ascend Hospice.

McLain, Joan's Guestbook

Was great to hear your stories and your legacy thru Emily Henson.

Jay Finton

Sending my deepest sympathy to Joan's family with memories of growing up in Cainsville, Mo and friends there.

Phillip Graham

My grandma made me who I am today, and she will continue to influence the person I become tomorrow. Every day of my life, her legacy will live on through me. Today I hold our memories close. I’ll miss playing our Chinese checkers and double solitaire, watching lifetime movies, our shopping trips to Cargo Largo, your laugh and humor, but most of all I will miss your advice. Today my heart is heavy because I have lost the woman who helped raise me. The woman who took care of me when I was sick, brought me up when I was down and has always been my biggest cheerleader in life. I hope you and papa have reunited in heaven, along with all your fur babies and Aunt Gina. It is our turn to shine your light on the rest of the world, so you may Rest In Peace. I love you forever and always, and I will always be “your girl”.

Olivia Holtan

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