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Cora McClain, 86, of Orient

June 14, 1936 — September 19, 2022

Cora McClain, 86, of Orient

Celebration of Life Services: Will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenfield United Methodist Church with burial in the Orient Cemetery in Orient, Iowa.  A luncheon will follow the committal service at the Orient United Methodist Church. Pastor Melinda Stonebraker will officiate the service.  The Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of the professional arrangements.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.lambfuneralhomes.com.

Livestreaming:  https://www.youtube.com/GreenfieldIowaUMC

Open Visitation Without the Family Present:  Will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield.

Memorials:  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to your local food pantry or to a memorial fund to be established by the family.

   Cora Etta McClain was born June 14, 1936, in Orient, Iowa, the daughter of Leland and Clara (Purdy) Duff.  She passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022, at the Deerfield Health Care Center in Urbandale, Iowa, at the age of 86.

   Cora grew up in the Orient area and graduated from Orient High School.  On May 29, 1953, she was united in marriage to Lewis McClain in the Congregational Church at Zion.  To this union three children were born: LouAnn, Linda and Steven.

   Cora was the Adair County Treasurer for several years and later became an Adair County Supervisor.  She then opened her own store in Greenfield, Cora’s.  She loved being with her family and friends, playing cards, traveling, shopping and being with the public.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lewis; daughter, Linda Patterson; sister, Phyllis Frederick and husband Chuck; mother and father-in-law, Nellie and Everett McClain; and sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Warren Ross. 

   She is survived by her daughter LouAnn McClain of Des Moines; son, Steven McClain and wife Kim of Austin, Texas; son-in-law, Phillip Patterson and wife Amy of Orient; grandchildren, Clinton Patterson and wife Crystal and their children, Ella, Zeke, Drake and Cece, Sarah Jannings and husband Nick and their children, Ethan and Avery, Tyler Patterson and wife Teresa and their children, Brynnley, Joel and Allie and Dylan McClain; brother-in-law, Larry McClain (Amber), step brothers, Doyle Jensen (Carla), Darrell Jensen (Peggy), Denny Jensen (Susan), and John Jensen (Cindy); step sister, Loretta Lauer (Dean); other relatives and friends.  

   The family of Cora McClain wishes to express their gratitude for all acts of kindness shown to them in their time of sorrow and invites you to join them for a luncheon at the Orient United Methodist Church following the committal services at the cemetery.

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Open Visitation without the family present

Friday, September 23, 2022

1:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Greenfield United Methodist Church

108 S.W. 5th Street, Greenfield, IA 50849

Burial will follow the service in the Orient Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Orient United Methodist Church following the committal service.

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Livestreaming

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Greenfield United Methodist Church

108 S.W. 5th Street, Greenfield, IA 50849

The service will be livestreamed on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/GreenfieldIowaUMC

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