James W. McClelland

James McClelland

James W. McClelland, 92, of Ash Grove passed away July 27, 2020 at the Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. McClelland, the son of James William and Ruth (Cobb) McClelland was born in Harper on June 19, 1928. On Dec. 6, 1956, James and Barbara (Kirby) were united in marriage and shared over 63 years together. McClelland was a member of the Ash Grove United Methodist-Presbyterian Church and the Ash Grove Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Air Force. He retired after 21 years from the Federal Medical Center in Springfield. McClelland is survived by his wife, Barbara McClelland of the home; son, Steven McClelland and wife Rebecca; grandchildren, Zachary McClelland, Emma McClelland; nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and many friends. McClelland is preceded in death by parents; infant child; two sisters, Wilma Gardner and Wanda Ball.There will be no formal visitation, however, McClelland laid in state Friday, July 31, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m. at Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove. Graveside services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at Ash Grove Cemetery, Ash Grove. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be given in McClelland’s name to Missouri Veteran’s Home and may be left at the funeral home.


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