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Juanita Lea McClain

October 31, 1938 - September 6, 2019


Juanita Lea McClainJuanita Lea McClain





On Friday, September 6, 2019 Juanita McClain, loving wife and mother of four children passed away at age 80.
Juanita Lea McClain was born October 31, 1938, in Hooker, Oklahoma to Herbert Holmes Stearman and Bertha Rhoda (Bryan) Stearman.  A graduate of Hooker High School and Bethany Nazarene College, her education culminated with a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Denver.  On April 21, 1962 she married Kenneth McClain.  They raised four children Adele, Tim, Jon and Elizabeth.
Juanita was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Viola Neidens, May Lewis and Fay Dahl.  She is survived by her husband, Kenneth and their four children; daughter Adele Waugh and husband, Albert; son, Tim McClain and wife Kari; son Jon McClain; daughter Elizabeth Chavez and husband John;  eight grandchildren Zachary, Lance, Abigail, Katherine, Elianna, Oliver, Juliette and Camille; three great grandchildren Hadley, Kellan and Harvey.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St., NE Salem. 

 

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Adele, Timmy, Jonathan, and Elizabeth. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet mom. Mr. and Mrs. McClain along with Adele, Timmy and Jonathan sparked my love of Jesus Christ as my Savior. I tagged along with them many Sunday mornings to church. I can’t thank you enough! I will always remember the Easter Kandy, Adele and I had matching dresses in different colors. I loved that dress. I still have my Bible when we graduated from primary to the junior dept. Mr. McClain, Adele Timmy Jonathan Elizabeth you are in my heart and prayers. You gained an amazing angel that on those sad days will only be as far away as a memory in your heart. I love you guys!



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Ken, Elizabeth, Adele, Tim, Jonathan and the rest of the McClain family. Our sincerest sympathies to all of you during this sorrowful time. "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7 May the Lord's presence and peace comfort your hearts. Love, Simon & Ezra Chavez