Geraldine A. McClure
1922 - 2021
Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home - Alma
531 N State St.
Alma, MI
Geraldine ""Gerry"" A. McClure
Alma, Michigan
October 18, 1922 - August 1, 2021
Geraldine A. "Gerry" McClure, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, age 98, of Alma, Michigan passed away peacefully August 1, 2021 at Spectrum Health Hospitals Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan with family at her side.
She was born October 18, 1922 in Elm Hall, Gratiot County, Michigan the daughter of Claude A. and Letah (Andrews) Davis. On June 24, 1941 she married Harold M. McClure, Jr. in Highland Park, Michigan.
Gerry worked at Knapp's Department Store in Lansing, Michigan and later trained as a nurse at the Wilcox Hospital in Alma, Michigan. She became the Chairman of the Board of McClure Oil Company from December of 1977, until her death. Her first priority was to support and love her family.
During her lifetime, Gerry was involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations including: a longtime member and volunteer at the First Methodist Church of Alma, serving on the Alma Public Library Board, a lifetime member of the Alma Woman's Club, was active with the Child Study Club and a member of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Pine River Country Club, Crystal Lake Yacht Club, Congregational Summer Assembly at Crystal Lake in Northern Michigan and the Crystal Downs Country Club.
Gerry was considerate, curious, capable, and above all else, enjoyed, cared for, and loved her family deeply.
She leaves behind her beloved children, Mary Kathleen (Frank) Mace of Dallas, Texas, Marie Kristine (Ron) Christensen of Brunswick, Maine, Elizabeth Karin (Mike) Griffin of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Robert Kevin McClure of Frankfort, Michigan; her grandchildren, Kristen Springfield, Kimberely Smith, Michelle Gansell, David Christensen, Cathryn Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Matthew Griffin; great-grandchildren, Michael Watkins, Jacob Springfield, Kathryn Springfield, Matthew Springfield, Lauren Gansell, Brandon Gansell, Charlie Christensen Niyizonkiza and one great-granddaughter on the way; and great-great-grandchildren, Makynlee and Emerysn Watkins.
A private family service will be held for the immediate family with interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Alma. In lieu of flowers, contributions could be made in any of the following ways; First United Methodist Church of Alma, Alma Public Library, Salvation Army, your favorite charity, or by extending an extra kindness to someone in need.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home, Alma. To view Gerry's obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit
Published by Benzie County Record Patriot on Aug. 9, 2021.
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Such a gracious lady. She will be missed.
Bobbie Moxam
August 6, 2021
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