Maurice McClure, 98, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, March 04, 2020 in Parker, Arizona.
Born on October 18, 1921 in Van Wert, the son of the late Roy T. and Ora E. (Mathews) McClure. On June 18, 1950 he married the former Marguerite Conley, who passed away on July 13, 2005. Together, they shared almost 55 years of marriage.
Maurice was a graduate of Union High School and had several years of pre-law schooling.
Maurice was a lifelong farmer and owned McClure Oil Company.
Maurice was a member of the North Union United Methodist Church in 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 by his children, June McClure, Kenneth McClure, and Jane McClure; a sister in law, Jean McClure; and a brother in law, George Hessel.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, with Rev. Kurt Tomlinson, officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers preferred memorials may be directed to the International Flying Farmers, P.O. Box 309, Mansfield, Illinois 61854 or to the family.
To share in Maurice's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.