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Beryl Marie McClain, 91 of Midland passed away on Wednesday morning July 21, 2021 at Medilodge Nursing Home.  She was born on November 22, 1929 in Midland.  The 4th of eleven children to the Late Charles and Hattie (Grim) Bass.  She married Ronald LaVern McClain on September 20, 1952.  He preceded her in death on September 24, 1996. 

 

In her early years she worked at Saran Wrap Corporation and worked on taxidermy.  She later enjoyed collecting and restoring antique furniture.  She liked to go camping, fishing, bowling, garage sales and playing card games.  Spending time with family meant the most to her, as well as teaching grandkids to play billiards.

 

She was a member of the Jehovah Witness congregation.

 

Surviving are two daughters Christine (Mike) Rickett, Norine Randall (Jerry Gilliland) both of Midland.  Grandchildren Christopher (Kristy) Rickett, Dawn (Pete) Turner, Jeremy Randall, Jennifer (Matt) Shoffner of Midland. Great Grandchildren Travis Rickett (Hannah Militello) of Midland, Shannon (Barry) Histed of Bently, Logan, Cameron and Elizabelle Turner all of Midland.  Great great grandsons Dakota and Ryker Histed of Bently.  Surviving sisters Winona Kenyon, Wanda (Mike) Wilson and brothers Norris (Mickey) Bass, David (Sue) Bass, Douglas (Vivian) Bass and sister-in-law Alberta Bass.

 

She was preceded in death by sisters Eva (John) Heminger, Evelyn Bass; brothers Jim (Joyce) Bass, Ray Bass, Leroy (Shirley) Bass and two great granddaughters Alexis and Stephanie Rickett.

 

A memorial for Beryl will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with a Memorial Talk at 6pm by Richard Bailey.  Friends may visit with the family from 5pm until the time of service.

 

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the McClain family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Frederick & Jeannette Arnold

    04 August 2021 1 month ago

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Your dear loved one, Beryl, sincerely believed in the Bible’s hope of living forever in a paradise earth, Revolution 21:3&4. May the Bible’s hope and your fond memories provide comfort.
    Frederick & Jeannette Arnold

  2. Frederick & Jeannette Arnold

    04 August 2021 1 month ago

    Our heartfelt sympathy. Your dear loved one, Beryl, cherished and whole heartedly believed in the wonderful hope recorded in the Bible of living forever in a paradise earth, Rev 21:3&4. May you find comfort from the Bible and fond memories you shared.
    Frederick & Jeannette Arnold

  3. Kathryn (Kitty) Rose

    04 August 2021 1 month ago

    We have fond memories of sweet Beryl. It will be wonderful to see her again, youthful, in the new system, a paradise earth. She is now in the safest place to be, Jehovah God’s memory. With Our Heatfelt Love and Sympathy to all of her family,
    Kitty (Schroeder) Rose &
    Andrea (Schroeder) Pattee

  4. Karen Munger

    30 July 2021 2 months ago

    Again, Our heart felt prayers are sent your way. Especially Christine and Mike and family. May the God of all comfort be with you during this time. He is just a cry away and He will wipe away all tears and bring you His Amazing Peace that passes all understanding. He does hear your heart cries deep calls to deep even when no words spoken. He heals the broken hearts and sets the captives free. Just believe and receive!
    It was always good to see and talk with her. A fond memory of praying with Beryl Feb./12/2012 at the mall, for healing and a blessed moment of her receiving Jesus in her heart.
    May the family have His peace knowing all is well. Blessings of love be yours,
    Gary and Karen Munger (Rickett)

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