by MICHAEL BROWNING, Managing Editor
NEIBERT, W.Va. — Blanche Price McClellan, 95, of Neibert, entered the arms of our Lord Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Logan Regional Medical Center.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Luster C. and Arizona Saunders Price; husband, Arthur William McClellan; sons, Glenn Arthur and Larry Truman McClellan; siblings, Dillard (Farebelle), Lena Adkins, Nell (Howard) Elliot, Direl (Pearl), Harold, Dolly, Howard, and Nina June Skeens; half-brothers, Luster Price and Tom Ramey, and son-in-law, Jack Cook.
Mrs. McClellan lived her life as a devout Christian, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved her family more than anything in this world and would do anything for them. She began her life at Lick Creek on December 14, 1917, in Wayne County. She spent her younger years working on the family farm at Ranger Ridge in Lincoln County. There she helped care for her brothers and sisters and made sure their needs were met.
Mrs. McClellan met her husband, Arthur William McClellan, and was married in 1937 when she was 19 years old. Together they were blessed to have three children, Zona, Glenn, and Larry. She was a homemaker and did her best to raise them in a loving, safe, Christian home. She later became known as Mamaw to seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren. She enjoyed going to church and listening to gospel music, spending time with her family, friends, and two little Chihuahuas, Poochie and Macie.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Zona Cook of Dunkirk, Ind.; daughters-in-law, Stella McClellan, with whom she lived, and Lynda (Frank) Gilkey of Point Pleasant; grandchildren, Lora Denise (Bill) McConnell of Dunkirk, Glenn (Connie) McClellan of Scott Depot, Angelia (Rick) Slack of Point Pleasant, Cosma (Tom) Bateman of Gallipolis Ferry, Larry (Shannon) McClellan of Pilot, Va., and Kristal (Robert) O’Bryan and Carrie (Nathan) Vance, both of Neibert; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Seth Thompson of Dunkirk, Adam and Aiden Slack of Pt. Pleasant, Elizabeth Bateman of Gallipolis Ferry, Zachary, John, Danny, and Timmy McClellan of Montgomery County, Va.; brother-in-law, Paul Skeens of Dunkirk; sisters-in-law, Pauline Price of Ranger, and Mildred Price of St. Louis, Mo.; special “daughter,” Louise (Paul) Hager of Chapmanville, and a host of great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Blanche was a member of Bright Star Freewill Baptist Church in Melville. Pastor Bazzil Goodman will be officiating at her services.
Friends and family may pay their respects at Honaker Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at 11 a.m. Sunday. Burial will follow at the Saunders Cemetery in Ranger.
She will be greatly missed.
Condolences may be left at www.honakerfuneralhome.org
Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.
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