Martha “Jean” Kegley


Martha “Jean” Kegley, age 83, of Buckhannon, W.Va. passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 4, 2022. She was born in Buckhannon on December 17, 1938, a daughter of the late Acy Ray and Kathryn Brown McClain.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Kegley, Jr.; companion, Theodore “Ted” Zickefoose; and three brothers: William “Jack” McClain, Gordon “Buck” McClain and James “Jim” McClain.

She is survived by five children: Connie Tenney and husband Bill, Larry Johns, and Jerry McClain, all of Buckhannon, Ronald McClain, of Puyallup, Wash., and John McClain and wife Misty, of Elizabethtown, Ky.; three granddaughters: Angela McClain, of Puyallup, Allison Nelson and husband Matthew, of Vine Grove, Ky., and Erica McClain, of Bowling Green, Ky.; and a close cousin, Larry Cunningham and wife Becky, of Century, W.Va.

Jean will be laid to rest in Center Chapel Church Cemetery in French Creek, W.Va., during a graveside service on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wease Day officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Upshur County Humane Society in her honor. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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