Carol McClain

May 15, 1938 - April 5, 2022
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Carol Leona McClain, age 83, of Carrollton, Ohio, was reunited with her Lord and Savior and her beloved family who had gone before her on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Born on May 15, 1938, to the late Edison Benjamin Maurer and Maxine (Meyer) Maurer Angel. She was born and raised in the home of Lawrence and Leona Meyer, …

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Carol Leona McClain, age 83, of Carrollton, Ohio, was reunited with her Lord and Savior and her beloved family who had gone before her on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Born on May 15, 1938, to the late Edison Benjamin Maurer and Maxine (Meyer) Maurer Angel. She was born and raised in the home of Lawrence and Leona Meyer, her beloved grandparents.

Carol was an excellent student, graduating third in her class from New Philadelphia High School in 1956. In high school, she met and fell in love with John McClain. On June 1, 1957, they ran away to Richmond, Indiana to be married. She and John owned and operated High Adventure and Supply in New Philadelphia.

She enjoyed traveling and spending many summers camping throughout the United States with her family. She belonged to the New Philadelphia High School Class of 1956 Girls Club. She was a member of a meet and eat club with her close friends for over 60 years. She was an avid reader. She was a fan of crossword puzzles, trivia and other brain teasers. She loved to shop and could always find a bargain. Carol was very artistic and could create anything she set her mind to.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia and quietly demonstrated her faith through the way she lived. Carol always took care of people and was the first to lend a helping hand.

She is survived by her husband, John McClain of Carrollton; her two sons, Larry (Beth) McClain and Steve (Mary Beth) McClain both of New Philadelphia; grandchildren, Kellie (Chris) Rufener, Andrew McClain, Blair McClain and Julie McClain; great-grandchildren, Austin McClain, Aidan McClain; sister-in-law, Lynne McClain; and nephews, Jim McClain and David McClain.
In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Edison Maurer; her beloved in-laws, Blair and Dorothy McClain; and her brother-in-law, Donald McClain.

The family will be holding private services for Carol.

Memorials for Carol may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or First United Methodist Church 201 W. High Ave., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Born: May 15, 1938
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Gail Thompson posted on 6/1/22

John I am so sorry to learn of Carol’s passing. You both had been on my mind and I just found this out. I will always remember Carol’s wit and her very soft spot. I am sending blessings to you and your family. I have many memories of Carol. She was truly a one of a kind.

 

Roxanne Lane posted on 4/13/22

To John and family, you have my deepest sympathy.

 

Dave and Lona Roll posted on 4/13/22

Larry,Beth ,and family Sorry to hear of your moms passing Heart felt sympathy to all Our prayers are with you Dave and Lona Roll

 

Mary Riggle Zahner posted on 4/10/22

John and family; Carol has been my friend since we were kids playing on Beaver Avenue. For me, Carol leaves a legacy of intellect, wit, grace, and patience. I am forever grateful for her friendship, as I send you my deepest sympathy.

 

Jeannette Seabrook posted on 4/9/22

Was so sorry to see that Carol had passed. Condolences to her sister-in-law and sons SugarBear and Larry. I am sure they will miss her.

 

Beth Franz posted on 4/9/22

Extending my sincere sympathy to the McClain Family. Growing up in the same neighborhood with your family, I remember Carol as kind, friendly, and a perfect mother. May your happy memories bring you peace.

 

Josephine Longer posted on 4/9/22

To John and Family, I am so very sorry to know of Carol’s passing. Please accept my most sincere condolences. May your happy memories be of comfort to you! With blessings for peace, Jo Longer

 

Jim and Linda Eggan posted on 4/9/22

We are so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. We will always remember her as such a nice person and the gracious hostess at the family reunions! Jim and Linda Eggan

 

Jon and Lynne Wilson posted on 4/8/22

Keeping your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Carol was such a special friend to my Mom. As a kid, I remember my Mom and Carol having such fun times together. Their card club parties, laughter, and endless conversations will forever bring smiles to my heart. So sorry for your loss. Love, Jon, Lynne and Kendrick Wilson

 

Mike Devine posted on 4/8/22

Linda and I are sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family.

 

Brad and Sue Smith posted on 4/8/22

John and family, Our thoughts are with your family. We truly missed you and your Sunday School class. Brad and Sue

 

Terri Glass posted on 4/8/22

Larry & Beth, Steve & Mary Beth and families. You have our deepest condolence. So sorry for your loss. Terry & Terri

 

Susan & Steve Bair posted on 4/8/22

Our most sincere sympathies and prayers to John and the entire family. We will greatly miss Carol and her wonderful sense of humor.

 

Jerry & Shirley Hill posted on 4/8/22

John and family, sending our love and prayers and our sympathy. May God give you strength and comfort.

 

Karen Chaney posted on 4/8/22

John and family, I’m so sorry for your loss of Carol. And for the interruption Covid has caused in our regular interaction at church. Our Lord is never limited to time or space and we will all meet again in His presence. Thanks to our Savior Jesus Christ. I have personally benefitted from your family’s devotion to the Word and our church family.God bless you all.

 

Alice Leggett posted on 4/7/22

My Sincere Sympathy. God Bless!

 

Debbie corwin posted on 4/7/22

Deepest Sympathy to Carol's family--- I remember her well at 1st United Methodist church!

 

Kevin Krieger posted on 4/7/22

We’ll all miss you.

 

Deborah J Murphy posted on 4/7/22

'The branch is broken, Leaves have fallen to the earth, But the root lives on.' Wm. S. Shields Sr. Condolences.

 

Leona Downing posted on 4/7/22

So sorry for your loss, Kellie. Praying for you and your family.

 

Gerry Mroczkowski posted on 4/7/22

Larry and Beth, So very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May God Bless her and comfort you during this time of your loss.

 

Jeannie Haney posted on 4/7/22

I grew up with Carol she was my babysitter and my favorite neighbor after Carol married John I continue to sit and visitwith her mom and grandma almost daily I’ll miss her

 

Pat Cargnel posted on 4/7/22

So very sorry for your loss . I met Carol through Maxine as I worked at New Dawn . They were both special ladies . Prayers for all .

 

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