Jul. 24, 2009 Evansville Vanderburgh County Indiana, USA
Jean McLain, 75, of 339 West Posey Avenue in Shawneetown, passed away Friday, July 24, 2009, 7:25 a.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center ICU in Evansville, Indiana. Her family was at her side at the time of her passing. Death was contributed to injuries received as a result of an automobile accident in Shawneetown on July 14, 2009. "Ms. Jean" as she was known to hundreds of her former kindergarten students in Gallatin County, was born in Pope County on December 20, 1933 to Bowen and Lela (Bailey) Walker. On June 4, 1951, she was married to Jame P. "Jim" McLain, Sr., who survives, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church parsonage in Old Shawneetown. She was a member of Shawneetown First Baptist Church. Jean taught kindergarten for several years in Shawneetown and was activity director at Loretta Nursing Home in Shawneetown for many years. She enjoyed her retirement years in gardening, visiting with family and friends and of course everyone who knew her was well acquainted with her enjoyment of shopping. Jean never met a stranger, if she did, they were well acquainted after just a few minutes of conservation. In addition to her husband, Jim, she is survived by a daughter, Vickie and Larry Uselton of Shawneetown and a son, Pat and Karen McLain of Equality. There are two sisters, Judy and Bob Alvey of Harrisburg and Sue Stockstill of Shawneetown. One brother survives, Jerry and Vicki Walker of Shawneetown. Jean had four grandchildren, Kelly and Dexter Russelburg of Evansville, Ind., Michael and Candi Uselton of Marion, Logan Uselton and Bailey Uselton both of Shawneetown. Jean was also blessed with four great-grandchildren, Alex, Peyton, and Autumn Russelburg of Evansville, Indiana, and Dakota Uselton of Marion. She is also survived by several nephews, nieces, cousins, neighbors and friends. Very special friends include Delbert and Mary Jo York, Bill and Micki Rister, Ralph and Mable Porter, and Rick and Ladonna Gill, all of Shawneetown. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation for Jean will be Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Shawneetown. Funeral services will be the following day on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jack Hall officiating. Burial will be at Westwood Cemetery near Shawneetown. Internet condolences may be made at www.vickeryfuneralchapel.com.
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Oddly, I had thought of Jean just this week, and thought I should write her a note. We should act when we have such thoughts. I have so many great memories of Jean in our building... wonderful with the kids and always a smile for everyone. The last time I...(Read more) -
Joann kline Bayer Panama City Beach FL. Added: Jul. 29, 2009
Miss Jean, You will always hold a treasured place in my heart for as long as I live. I am so thankful that I was able to visit with you during our class reunion at Ricky's house two years ago. It was the highlight of my trip. Shawneetown has lost an Icon ...(Read more) -
Jesse "Jay Ed" Oldham Jr. Great Falls Montana Added: Jul. 29, 2009
We're so sorry to hear about Jean. I know she is loved dearly and will be deeply missed. We thought she was a truly wonderful lady. We're thinking of you all and praying for your healing through this. Love The Charleton's -
Bob and Angel Charleton & Family, Leesburg GA. Added: Jul. 29, 2009