Jack E. McClure
Jack E. McClure, 87, of Rossville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 15, at Aster Place in Lafayette.
He was born Dec. 7, 1931, in Star City, to John William “Bill” and Maude G. (Washburn) McClure. On May 27, 1953, he married Betty Joan LaFollette; she preceded him in death on March 9, 1988.
In 1949, Jack graduated from Star City High School and continued his education at Purdue University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue in 1954. In 1958, he moved to Rossville and became the owner and operator of McClure Drug Store until 1983. He then worked as a pharmacist at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital until his retirement. Jack was a 32nd degree and over 50-year member of the Rossville Masonic Lodge #318 and member of both the Amaranths and Murat Shrine. He enjoyed all Purdue sports and enjoyed collecting Purdue, Coca-Cola, and pharmacy memorabilia.
Surviving Jack are his children: Barbara [Larry] Stevens of Crawfordsville, Dave [Peggy] McClure of Lafayette, Steven McClure of Kokomo, and Tim [Cate] McClure of Lafayette; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren with two more on the way.
In addition to his wife, Jack is preceded in death by his parents; brother Thomas O. “Tom” McClure; and sister Mary Magdalene Korner.
Visitation was held on Friday, June 21 at Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel from 4 p.m. until the start of Masonic rites at 7 p.m. Funeral service honoring Jack was at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the funeral home. Graveside services were at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Star City West Cemetery in Star City with burial to follow.
Memorials in Jack’s name may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — June 26, 2019)