Glenna McClain

Glenna Mae McClain (Barr)

Sunday, September 11th, 1932 - Sunday, April 18th, 2021
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Glenna Mae McClain (nee Barr) passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the age of 88. Beloved daughter of the late judge GL and Valle Barr; loving wife of the late R. Frank McClain; dear mother of Leonard McClain (Robin), Rebecca Zimmer (Phillip), and Patricia Rice (Cliff); cherished grandmother of Melissa, Melanie, Shawn, Tabitha, and Katherine; great-grandmother of 11. Sister of Rosemary Elliott, Bonnie Zuck (Bill), and the late Ella Jo Sadler. Sister-in-law to Jerry McClain (Susan). Glenna was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law Lee Elliott and Jerry Sadler. She leaves behind a large family of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services: All services for Glenna are private for family only.

Note From Her Family: Anyone who knew or met Glenna Mae immediately understood her faith and her family were first in her life. Glenna Mae and Frank enjoyed forty years together before he was called home 29 years ago. They spent a lifetime working together running McClain TV and Appliances in Potosi. If Glenna Mae was not at home with the family or helping Frank in the “shop,” she could usually be found at Potosi United Methodist Church. After Frank’s passing, Glenna knew she still had many talents to share. Volunteering at the elementary school to help first and second graders with reading was a blessing for her. She was a voracious reader who at age 80 received her first e-reader and said it was life changing because she wouldn’t have to worry about hard winters preventing her from getting to the library for new books. Her second passion was helping people create happy memories with family and friends through good food, which naturally lead to fellowship with others. So Glenna’s Gourmet began to fill her days (and sometimes evenings). The thing we remember most is her consistently positive attitude. Always reminding us that God will never give us more than we can handle with his help.

As Glenna and Frank’s children we want to thank our family and friends who made growing up in Potosi such a wonderful part of our lives. The true meaning of small town family was evident the evening she passed. As the funeral home van arrived and the director entered the care facility to bring her body home, he greeted the staff with “where’s Grandma Glenna, she helped me learn to read.” To our family, he was also family, having laid Frank to rest so many years earlier.

With Love and Eternal Gratitude,
Leonard, Becky and Patty
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  • Interment

    Caledonia Methodist Cemetery
    Caledonia, MO


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Judy jackman

Posted at 07:40pm
A beautiful tree for a beautiful child of God! Love, Judy
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Judy jackman

Posted at 07:34pm
Miss Glenna was a joy to all who knew her! She was such an inspiration of Love and faith and always blessed us! We at Stoneridge will miss her!
God’s Blessings to her family and thank You for sharing your wonderful Mom with all of us!
Love and prayers

Pat Stearns

Posted at 02:35pm
Extending sincere sympathy to Rosemary & family at the loss of Glenn’s. Enjoyed visiting with Glenna — truly a lovely lady & her “goodies” were beyond the best. May your faith sustain you in the coming days in knowing she is at peace.🙏🏻

Angie Cavaness

Posted at 11:23am
May God's peace surround you now and in the days to come. May you rest in knowing she is living in heaven and some day you will be with her again.
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