Ray Clifton McClure, 91, of Columbia, died Saturday, September 17, 2011. Ray is survived and dearly missed by his wife of 67 years, Jean McClure; children, Barbara McClure, Larry McClure (Sheila Searfoss), Rick McClure (Linda), all of Columbia, and Ron McClure of Jefferson City; grandchildren, Jennifer L. McClure (James Owens), Maumelle, Ark., Erin Searfoss (Nate Hartung), St. Louis, Lacey Searfoss (Mike Laue), O'Fallon, Alissa Speziale (Chris), San Diego, Calif., Erin L. McClure (Clyne E. Cunningham Jr.), Columbia, Md., Brenda Barnes (Grant), Raymore; and great- grandchildren, Isabella, John, and Nathaniel Hartung, Eleanor Laue, Sophia and Nora Speziale, ZoÎ Cunningham and Noah McClure, and Rebecca and Connor Barnes; his youngest sister and remaining sibling, Ann Rubison, Shelbyville; and many nieces and nephews. Ray's parents, Theodore Clifton and Alice Edith Hines McClure; his brothers, Maurice, Olin, Warren and Carl; and his sisters, Ruby M. Blackford and Lois M. Peak, preceded him in death. He donated his body to the University of Missouri Medical School's Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences. His cremains will be buried at a later date at New Liberty Church Cemetery in Holt County near Mound City. Ray's memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Missouri United Methodist Church, Columbia, with a reception following in the church parlors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ray C. McClure Scholarship, c/o Office of Advancement, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2-4 Agriculture Building, Columbia, MO 65211; the Ream-McClure Scholarship, c/o Office of Development, College of Human Environmental Sciences, 14 Gwynn Hall, Columbia, MO 65211; the Missouri UMC Children's Ministries; or to the charity of the donor's choice.
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