Lloyd Milton McClure
BEARDSTOWN- Lloyd Milton McClure, age 98 of Beardstown, died Monday, December 31, 2012 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born in Beardstown on December 27, 1914, the son of Lloyd Milton and Beulah A. Glendinning McClure. He married Margaret J. Steadman on February 29, 1940 and she preceded him in death in 1993.
He is survived by two sons Lloyd Milton (wife Suzanne) McClure and George Steadman (wife Wyllia) McClure both of Beardstown; one brother James E. McClure of Fort Lauderdale, FL; six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
He graduated from Beardstown High School with the class of 1932; he attended Severn School, Marion Military Institute, and graduated from University of Illinois and the College of Law of the University of Illinois in 1939. At the time of his retirement in 1981 he was senior partner in the law firm of McClure, Brannan, and Hardwick founded in 1883 by his grandfather, Milton McClure. He was States Attorney of Cass County for twelve years and served as an assistant Attorney General and as City Attorney for the City of Beardstown for many years.
Mr. McClure served aboard the destroyer USS Rooks-DD804 as an officer in the South Pacific area during World War II. He was a 64 year member of Cass Lodge #23 A.F.&A.M., Ansar Shrine, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, B.P.O.E., was a Rotary Fellow, and a continuous member of the Illinois State Bar Association since 194. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Beardstown. The family will meet with friends from 4-6 PM Friday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown.
Memorials have been suggested to Shriner's Hospital for Children or Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsman-hires.com.