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James P. McLain

April 20, 1931 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 88)


James P. McLain, 88, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.

 He was born April 20, 1931in Fruitland, Missouri, son of Bern and Edith Estes McLain. He and Della Estell Stovall were married on July 30, 1982 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

 James was a 1950 graduate of Jackson Senior High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on December 6, 1951 and was honorably discharged on September 16, 1954. James worked for Ceramo retiring after 40 years; he also raised cattle and hogs. James attended The Good Life Church near Gordonville, Missouri. He was a member of the American Legion at Jackson, MFA and Farm Bureau.

Loving survivors include his wife Della of 37 years, one son Hank Baker of Jackson and one grandson Ronnie Slinkard of Scott City, Missouri.

 He was preceded in death by one brother B.W. McLain and two sisters Alma Hodgekiss and Ada Bell McLain.

 Visitation will be Saturday, September 14, 2019 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center from 12:00 pm until service time. 

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. J. D. Smith officiating. Military honors to follow. 

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Missouri Veterans Home.

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Donations may be made to:

MVH (Missouri Veterans Home) Foundation
Attn: Kristen Pind, Volunteer Services, 2400 Memorial Drive, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
Tel: 1-573-290-5870

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