Herbert O. McClain, 92, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at The Cedars, McPherson. He was a retired farmer and had worked for the City of McPherson Street Department. After retirement, he drove cars for Midway Motors and delivered parts for Prairieland Partners.
Herb was born on October 19, 1921, in McPherson, KS, the son of Hugh Martin and Fanny Louise (Kasey) McClain. He graduated from McPherson High School in 1939. On January 19, 1953, Herb was united in marriage to Marcelyn A. Wakefield. She preceded him in death on April 22, 1987. He married Virginia R. (Johnson) Prickett on June 11, 1988. They divorced in 1999 and remained friends until her passing on July 15, 2014.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and B.P.O.E. 502.
Survivors include: his daughter, Karen McGhee Hensel of Lenexa, KS; two grandchildren, Sharon Maureen McGhee Jaafar (Sami) of Royal Oak, MI and Sean Patrick McGhee of Overland Park, KS; two great-grandchildren, Atticus Reed Jaafar and Persephone Lilah Jaafar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, and sister, Florence Crow.
The graveside service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 13, 2014, at McPherson Cemetery with Rev. Kate Johnson Martin officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Stockham Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be given to First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Reno County in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Herbert O. McClain please visit our Sympathy Store.