As many of you already know, my grandmother passed away this week. We all miss her greatly. I was privileged to spend the last couple of days remembering her life with my family as we traveled to her funeral in northwestern Missouri. My Dad wrote an excellent tribute that I thought I would share with you all, along with a slideshow of pictures.
A Tribute to Mom, by Fred McClurg
Grandma McClurg was born on October 20, 1925, near Darlington, Missouri. After graduation from high school and college in Maryville, Missouri, she taught at one-room school houses near Burlington Junction, Missouri.
On May 21, 1950, Wanda Lee Grace was united in marriage with Lloyd McClurg. In 2009, they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. They lived and farmed south of Pickering, Missouri, where they raised their four children.
She was also involved in 4-H Clubs and was instrumental in starting a chapter in Nodaway County. She recruited leaders for cooking, knitting, sewing, horsemanship, conservation, livestock, and rabbit clubs. She was also a lifetime member of the Bloomfield Community Club for historical preservation. She also enjoyed working in her wildflower gardens.
Wanda Lee was a charter member of Laura Street Baptist Church in Maryville where she served in many capacities including: Jr. High Sunday School Director, Vacation Bible School Teacher, and Meal Ministry Helper. Reading the Bible was an important part of her life. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and she will be greatly missed by all of them.