Ellen Marie McClain


Ellen Marie McClain, age 79, of Big Run Rd. Volga, W. Va., took up her residency in her new home in heaven on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, W. Va., after having fought her battle with several medical illnesses over the past several months. She was born on December 5, 1942, in Barbour County, W. Va., a daughter of the late Gaylord and Russie Jane Humphrey Ware. On January 1, 1966, she was united in marriage to Jim McClain, who preceded her in death. 

She is survived by her companion of 32 years, Earl Queen, of Volga, W. Va.; two sisters: Evelyn Lemasters, of Fairmont, W. Va., and Brenda Hoover and husband Mitch, of Kentucky; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her stepfather Dana Lantz; two sons: infant Oscar Ireland and Kevin Beckner; two daughters: Misty McClain and infant Jamie McClain; one brother-in-law William Burton “Butch” Lemasters; brother and sister-in-law Larry and Fay Lewis Ware; and stepsister Kathy Lantz Haid.

Ellen enjoyed cooking, reading, sewing, quilting, flower gardening and karaoke. Her words to you today would be: “For I have run my earthly race. I now reside in a beautiful place where no sorrow, pain or grief exist.”

Per Ellen’s wishes, she will be cremated. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be extended to the McClain family at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The McClain family entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service with the arrangements.

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