Roberta McClelland

Roberta R. McClelland, 88, of Rushville, died at 10:05 p.m. May 15, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

She was born Jan. 28, 1923, in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler Co., a daughter of Vail and Clara Ritchey Ward. She married William H. McClelland on July 12, 1945, in Macomb. He preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1992.

She also was preceded in death by two sons, William McClelland Jr. and Charles McClelland; two brothers, Major Ward and William Ward.

Surviving are one son, Richard (and Kay) McClelland of Springfield, Mo.; one sister, Dorothy Taylor of Rushville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Pichaske officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

Memorials may be made to Culbertson Hospital.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/18/2011

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