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Ima Gene McClure, 90, Russell Co., KY (1924-2015)

She was the matriarch of a large distinguished South Central Kentucky Family. She was a native of Overton County, TN, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of her death in Columbia, KY. She was a former City Clerk in Jamestown, KY; a Selective Service employee. Ima Gene McClure, age 90, of Jamestown, KY, passed away July 8 , 2015 at the home of her daughter in Columbia, KY. She was a member of the Jamestown Christian Church. She was the widow of George W. McClure. She leaves thirteen direct living descendants, including a daughter and grandchildren in Columbia, KY.
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Visitation will be on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 5-9pmCT, at H.E. Pruitt funeral home, 202 North Main Street, Jamestown, KY, and will continue on July 11, 2015 from 9amCT, until funeral services begin at 11amCT at the Jamestown Christian Church, 65 S Main Street, Jamestown, KY.

Pallbearers for the service include: Lee and Trey Stephens, Justin and Brandon McClure, Mendel Sexton, Dale Coe, Howard Kent Popplewell, and Dean Popplewell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George W. McClure, and her brother Bill Reeser.

Ima Gene McClure, 90, Russell Co., KY (1924-2015)

She was born on August 22, 1924, in Livingston, TN, and was the daughter of Rube and Alva Reeser. She died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Columbia, KY, at the age of 90 years, 10 months, and 16 days.

She was a 1943 graduate of Overton County High School and attended Cookeville Technical College.

After serving as City Clerk for Jamestown, KY, she began her career as the Selective Service Clerk, (Draft Board Clerk), for Russell County. After the closing of Russell County's Office, she served in this position for Adair and Pulaski County until her retirement.

Besides her professional career, Ima Gene was a member of the Jamestown Christian Church & Women's Guild, Business and Professional Women's Club, Eastern Star, Jamestown Library Board, Jamestown Industrial Board, and Kentucky Colonel Association.

Survivors include:
  • Her sister: Anna Belle Reeser of Jamestown, KY
  • Two children: Gary (Cheryl) McClure of Jamestown, KY; and Pamela Stephens of West Point/Columbia, KY
  • Three grandchildren: La'Gene (Mendel) Sexton, Columbia, KY; Lee (Lindsay) Stephens, Columbia, KY; and Justin (Wendy) McClure, Calhoun, KY and
  • Six great-grandchildren: Meridith Corbin, Trey and Raegann Stephens, and Brandon, Brooke, and Benjamin McClure;
  • Four nieces and three nephews.
Also, the family wishes to express their appreciation to some very important caregivers, Mary Jane Cole of West Point, Sharon Sanders of West Point, Lisa King of Rineville, KY, plus, Ms. Sheila and Ms. Gail.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be given to Hosparus of South Central Kentucky or the Jamestown Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.

This obituary information is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

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Ima Gene McClure, 90, Russell Co., KY (1924-2015)

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