Rita McClelland

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rita McClelland, 71, of Butterfield, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was born on Aug. 10, 1945, in Eureka Springs, Ark. She graduated from Wichita High School in Wichita, Kan. She received her LPN certification and became a surgical nurse.

She was a member of the Washburn Baptist Church and Parents of Murdered Children.

Survivors include: her husband, Johnny McClelland, of Butterfield; two sons, Todd Wallace and his wife Mary, of Butterfield, and Shane McClelland and his wife Aimee, of Seligman; one daughter, Lori Ellison, of Butterfield; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Leroy Weems and his wife Diane, of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Janice Myers and her husband Jimmy, of Seligman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Johnnie K. “Boob” McClelland, and two brothers, Terry Kelley and Michael Weems.

Graveside services were held Wednesday at the New Salem Cemetery in Seligman.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.