The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020

Maurice McClure

Maurice McClure, 98, of Van Wert, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Parker, Arizona.

Maurice McClure

He was born October 18, 1921, in Van Wert, the son of Roy T. and Ora E. (Mathews) McClure, who both preceded him in death. On June 18, 1950, he married the former Marguerite Conley, who passed away July 13, 2005. Together, they shared nearly 55 years of marriage. 

Maurice was a graduate of Union High School and had several years of pre-law schooling. He was a lifelong farmer and owned McClure Oil Company.

Maurice was a member of North Union United Methodist Church in rural Van Wert and the International Flying Farmers Organization.

Maurice enjoyed fishing, gardening, going to casinos, water skiing, flying planes, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his grandchildren, Elisha King, Tachea Wall, and Shawn McClure; his great-grandchildren, Shelby King, Braiden Beach, and Logan Beach; a brother, Glenn McClure; and a sister, Betty Hessel.

In addition to his parents and wife, Marguerite, Maurice was preceded in death by his children, June McClure, Kenneth McClure, and Jane McClure; a sister-in-law, Jean McClure; and a brother-in-law, George Hessel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert, with the Rev. Kurt Tomlinson officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert.

Visitation is from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be directed to the International Flying Farmers, P.O. Box 309, Mansfield, IL 61854, or to the family.

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POSTED: 03/08/20 at 1:33 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries