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Priscilla McClelland, 81, of Greenfield

November 6, 1940 — June 13, 2022

Priscilla McClelland, 81, of Greenfield

Funeral Services: Will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at the Greenfield United Methodist Church with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery.  Pastor Steven Broers 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

Family Visitation:  The family will greet friends on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield.

Memorials:  To the Priscilla McClelland Memorial Fund to be established by the family at a later date.

Priscilla Kay McClelland was born in Orient, Iowa on November 6, 1940, to Joseph and Darline (Woosley) Reha. She passed away on June 13, 2022, peacefully with her family by her side at the Community Care Center in Stuart, Iowa, at the age of 81.

Priscilla graduated from Orient High School in 1958. She was employed in Des Moines for a short time before she married Dwayne McClelland on May 1, 1960. To this union a daughter Lori Jean and a son Steven Dwayne were born. As her children grew, she took her turn serving as Brownie and Cub Scout leaders, and taught Sunday school and Bible school at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield of which she was a member. She also served on many church committees.

In 1976, she started a long career working for Adair County. She initially took a job with the Sheriff’s Department. From there she went on to work in the Assessor’s Office and in 1981 she started as a deputy in the Recorder’s Office. She was elected for two terms as Adair County Recorder, before retiring in 2003. She took her job very seriously and was proud to serve the people of Adair County. In additionto her work, Priscilla was also very talented at making cakes, an art she learned from her mom. She made many amazing wedding cakes for family and friends, as well as the best birthday cakes for her children and grandchildren.

After retiring, she and Dwayne loved vacations, cruises and spending winters in Mesa, Arizona. She said: “a person works and strives all their life for better things, but then retires and lives in a tin can in Arizona.” She also loved birds, butterflies, cats and a collection of miniature tea sets. Most of all she loved her family, especially her four grandsons and three great-grandchildren. She enjoyed family vacations, watching her grandsons’ sporting events and other family gatherings.

Priscilla was preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband Dwayne, sister Margaret and brothers Richard and Robert (infant).

She is survived by her children Lori (Mark) Ramsey of Greenfield and Steven (friend Vickie) McClelland of Urbandale; grandsons Kyle (Jenna) Ramsey of Stanton, Clay Ramsey of Corning, Nicholas (Gina) McClelland of Cedar Rapids and Tyler (friend Abby) McClelland of Brooklyn, New York; great-grandchildren Madison, Reed and Grace Ramsey of Stanton; as well as other relatives and friends.

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Past Services

Family Receiving Friends

Friday, June 17, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Lamb Funeral Home - Greenfield

101 S.E. 4th Street, Greenfield, IA 50849

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Greenfield United Methodist Church

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

Burial will follow the service at the Greenfield Cemetery.

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