Feb. 26, 1930
Oct. 15, 2012
Lewis W. McClanahan, 82, formerly of Venedocia, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday at the home of his longtime friend and caregiver Ann Young of Delphos.
He was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Spencerville to Alonzo and Eva (Fair) McClanahan, who preceded him in death.
He was married to Ellen Adams, who died March 6, 2007.
Survivors include a stepson, Donald (Kit) Russel of Tampa, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Linda (John) Osburn of Tampa; two stepgranchildren, John Osburn Jr. and Jeff Osburn of Tampa; brother-in-law, Glen (Pauline) Adams of Plano, Texas; a nephew, Merle “M.J.” Heil of Van Wert, who also cared for him; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Anita (Roy) Truesdale.
Mr. McClanahan was a 1949 graduate of Spencerville High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired as a maintenance worker for Central Soya in Delphos. He was a member of the Harry J. Reynolds American Legion Post 191 in spencerville and enjoyed playing pool and horseshoes.
Fuenral services will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, the Rev. Thomas A. Emery officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery near Converse.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the family.
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