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Bernice E. McClain
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Obituary for Bernice E. McClain

PEORIA-Bernice E. McClain, 103, of Peoria, died at 2:52 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria. She died peacefully with her daughter and son-in-law at her bedside.

She was born on July 23, 1915, in Keokuk, Iowa, to Carl and Fannie (Scherer) Trout. She married Richard E. McClain on October 14, 1938, in Peoria; he preceded her in death on May 26, 1993.

Bernice was the mother of two daughters, Martha (Dale) Cunningham of Peoria who survives and Paulette Simms who preceded Bernice in death. She was also predeceased by a sister, Venita Burget, of Peoria. Bernice was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Bernice was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church of Peoria and a past member of the Proctor Hospital Service League. Her love of oil painting provided much pride and pleasure in her life. As an avid Chicago Cubs fan, she was able to celebrate their World Series win in 2016.

In accordance with Bernice’s wishes, there has been a private remembrance and burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Apostolic Christian Skylines, 7023 NE Skyline Drive, Peoria, Illinois 61614. It was their excellent care and loving spirit that sustained Bernice and her family during the end of a long life. The family also wishes to thank Bernice’s special team of care givers from OSF Hospice. Their kindness and support was invaluable.



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Apostolic Christian Skylines Endowment Fund

7023 NE Skyline Drive
Peoria, Illinois 61614
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