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William "Bill" McLain

August 21, 1929 ~ June 6, 2019 (age 89)

William “Bill” McLain, an 89 year old rural Laredo resident, passed away at 9:09 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.

Funeral services are 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2019 at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton.  Burial will follow in Rural Dale Cemetery east of Trenton.  A visitation is scheduled from 10:00 until 11:00 Monday at the funeral home.  Open visitation will begin at noon Sunday.  Memorial donations are suggested to either the Rural Dale Cemetery or Salem Baptist Church.

William Silas McLain was born August 21, 1929 in Grundy County to Harve A. and Bliss L. (McDonald) McLain.  Bill was a lifelong Grundy county resident and farmer.  He loved being with his grandkids, taking care of his cattle, training his birddogs and mushroom hunting.  On April 18, 1948 he was united in marriage to Christine Brown in Trenton.  They are members of Salem Baptist Church north of Trenton.

Surviving relatives include his wife Christine of the home, son Bilyl McLain and wife Cheryl, daughter Connie Crawford and husband Danny both of Rural Trenton, sister Carol Clark of Des Plaines, IL, brother-in-law Bernie Nickell of Peculiar, MO, grandchildren, Scott Crawford and wife Tiffany of Trenton, Michelle Davis and husband Brandon of Lee’s Summit, and Eric McLain and wife Marsha of Chula, MO, great grandchildren Karli and Kayli Crawford of Trenton, Maggie McLain of Chula, and Evan Davis of Lee’s Summit, MO, and several nieces and nephews.

Those preceding him in death include his parents, a three year old daughter Sharon Deanna, sisters Mary Whitney, Doris Stinnett, Lois McLaughlin, Lyndall Nickell, grandson Brad McLain and daughter-in-law Beth McLain.

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