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CHURUBUSCO â€” Betty Lou McClellan, 79, of Churubusco, died at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She was born May 27, 1932 in Noble County, a daughter of Hugh P. and Lois L. (Jagger) Gandy.
Her formative years were spent in Merriam.
She graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1950.
On Aug. 5, 1950, she was united in marriage to Santford S. McClellan Jr.
They made their home in Columbia City, and later Merriam.
In 1962 they moved to Ari and in 2000 to their home in Churubusco.
She was employed at Whitley County Memorial Hospital for 13 years, transferring to Parkview Hospital and retiring in 1997 with an additional 13 years of service.
Her church membership was with Merriam Christian Chapel Church.
Surviving relatives include her husband Santford; a daughter, Susan (Bobbie) Osborn of Columbiana Ala.; two granddaughters, Crystal (Andy) Rayburn and Crystine Davis; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Timothy McClellan.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Merriam Christian Chapel Church, 3985 S U.S. 33 with visitation one hour prior to the service.
The burial will be in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
The visitation will also be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.
Preferred memorials are to Merriam Christian Chapel Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.