Frank A. McClain, 79, of Emporia, Kansas died Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the Flint Hills Care Center in Emporia.
Frank A. McClain was born August 24, 1933 in Muskogee, Oklahoma the son of Mack and Ethel (Finley) McClain. Frank came to Emporia in 1965. He was a trackman for the Santa Fe Railroad for 20 years until his retirement in 1997. He then owned and operated Frank’s Bar-B-Q in Emporia for 5 years. He was a member of the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Emporia.
Frank married Mary Lou Rogers in Topeka, Kansas on August 4, 1965. She survives of the home. Other survivors include: Sons: Frank McClain, Jr. of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Mathew McClain of Eufaula, Oklahoma; Step-Son: Larry Dorsey of Kansas City; Daughters: Beverly Hebert of Madill, Oklahoma, Juliette McClain of Del City, Oklahoma, Fay Trimble of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Step-Daughters: Ona Lissa Evans of Detroit, Michigan, Wilma Dorsey of Emporia, Kansas, Gretta Morris of Emporia, Kansas; Sisters: Ruth Wilson of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Ethel McJunkin of Muskogee, Oklahoma; 9 Grandchildren; 8 Step-Grandchildren; 9 Great-Grandchildren; 13 Step Great-Grandchildren; 2 Great Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; Brothers: Joe McClain, Cleveland McClain, Mathew McClain, George McClain, Edward McClain; Sisters: Erma Jones, Addie King, and Anna Owens.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 4, 2013 at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Emporia, Kansas. Reverend Michael Moore of the St. James Missionary Baptist Church will be officiating. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery in Emporia. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Missionary Baptist Church and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home.
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