Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ida Caroline McClain (June 14, 2017)

Ida Caroline McClain, age 87, of New Madison, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:35 PM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on August 7, 1929 in Piqua, Ohio, to the late Marguerite (Finfrock) Orth and Cletus & Dorothy Orth.

She is survived by her sons and daughter in law, Ira & Gail McClain of Bloomington, IL, and Dwight McClain of New Madison, OH; daughters, Sharon Petry of Urbana, OH, and Donna Alexander of Dayton, OH; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; brother, Bob Orth of Florida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon D. McClain; sons in law, David Petry and Richard Alexander; and brother, Bill Orth.

She was a retired Nurses Aid after working at Wayne HealthCare for 17 years, Reid Hospital for 4 years as well as the Brethren Retirement Community. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville and the Eastern Star. She loved sewing, fishing and spending time with family at holiday gatherings.

There will be a service held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 1-3 PM at the funeral Home. There will be an Eastern Star service conducted on Saturday starting at 3:00 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Greenville. Condolence for the family may be sent through