Judith Ann McClain passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the age of 72. She was born on November 28, 1941 to Anna and Harvey McClain in Canton, Ohio.
Judy was beloved by all and taught friends and family alike what is really important in life: love, happiness, compassion and forgiveness. She was a cheerful volunteer for many years at Martin Luther Home and in her younger years at the IHM School kitchen. She was a member of the Rosary Makers at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church where she was a life-long member. Her strong faith was evident in her many acts of kindness.
Judy graduated from Everett High School in Special Education in 1965. With the help of her sister Carol she lived independently for over 30 years at Huntley Villa Town Homes in Holt caring for her beloved kitty's. She participated for many years in Special Olympics and Kiwanis sponsored bowling , winning many trophies and medals. She also received the Marjorie A. Moore Outstanding Developmentally Disabled Citizen award. Judy loved people and had a heart for those who were sick and the families of those who passed away by sending many encouraging cards and phone calls. She often chatted with people who were lonely and needed a lift at the Dimondale Nursing Care Center where she lived for the past 2 years and Holt Senior Care where she died. Her smile and sunny attitude will be fondly remembered. She was also an active member of the "Friendship" group for people with disabilities at River Terrace Church and loved to participate in all their wonderful events.
Judy is survived by her loving sister, Carol Johnson, brother Thomas McClain(Judie); step-sister Virginia Tort(Joseph),step-brother Larry Wingerter(Margaret); nieces, nephews and 91 year old aunt Virginia(Seich) Whitman, her mother's only surviving sibling and many, many friends.
Cremation has taken place and the funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 3815 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48910.
The family is served by Palmer, Bush & Jensen Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.palmerbush.com