Donald McClelland

Obituary of Donald Clayton McClelland

IN LOVING MEMORY OF DONALD C. McCLELLAND Donald Clayton McClelland, beloved son of Orland and Eunice (Jarvis) McClelland, was born February 22, 1940 in Norton, Kansas, and peacefully passed away at his home in Norton with his loved ones by his side on September 17, 2019, at the age of 79. Don grew up in Norton and graduated from Norton Community High School with the Class of 1958. On September 23, 1962, Don married the love of his life, Phyllis Marlene Vanover, in Clayton, Kansas, and to this union their beautiful daughter, Robin, was born. They lived for a short time in Norton, Stockton, and Beloit, Kansas, Omaha, Nebraska and eight years in Des Moines, Iowa before moving back to Norton in 1978, where Don and his wife successfully established and managed Don's Auto Supply. Don was very active in the Norton community. He was a charter member of Norton Jaycees, a past member of the Norton Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Directors, he was also a past Board of Directors member of UNWFCU for 20 years, past Norton Public Library Board Member, past Board of Directors member for the Norton Theatre where he also served as a projectionist for 26 years, Member of the Kansas Army National Guard for eight years with one year of active duty, and a Member of the Norton American Legion Post #63 for 34 years. Don enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycles, traveling, and most importantly, spending time with his family. Survivors include: his loving daughter, Robin, and husband, Russ Rutland, Charlotte, NC; his dearest significant other, Rita Ham of Hastings, NE, along with her daughter and granddaughter, Amber Ham and Alexis Ham, who affectionately referred to Don as Papa, Tumwater, WA; one sister, Darlene Paynter, Scottsdale, AZ; several other relatives and friends. Don is rejoicing in heaven with his parents; wife, Phyllis; one sister, Mary Lea Daniels; parents-in-law, Cloyd and Isabelle Vanover; and brother-in-law, Les Vanover. FUNERAL SERVICE – Friday, September 19, 2019 – 10:30 A.M. PLACE – Norton Christian Church – Norton, Kansas VISITATION – Thursday, September 18, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Enfield Funeral Home in Norton. INTERMENT – Norton Cemetery – Norton, Kansas Memorials can be made to the Don McClelland Memorial Fund and will later be given to the Norton Theatre in Don's name. There is also an account set up at United Northwest Federal Credit Union in Norton, should anyone want to stop by and deposit a donation directly. CONDOLENCES – ARRANGEMENTS BY – Enfield Funeral Home of Norton.
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