Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 4, 2014 11:56 am EST


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BRINKHAVEN — Ruth Jane McClain, 82, died March 2, 2014, at MedCentral in Mansfield.

She was born Feb. 2, 1932, in Mount Vernon, to the late Charles and Gertrude (Black) Smith.

She was a homemaker and a past member of the Brinkhaven Church of Christ.

She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Ron) Wallace of Danville and Nora Brooks of Brinkhaven; three sons, John (Deb) McClain of Brinkhaven, Ed McClain of Danville, and Richard McClain of Mount Vernon; a son-in-law, Danny Ash of Millwood; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Bowman of Brinkhaven and Ann Martin of Mount Vernon; and a brother, William Smith of Danville and a sister-in-law, Lilah McClain of Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles McClain; a daughter, Molley Sue Ash; and eight siblings.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m., at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with Dave Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Workman Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.

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