Loressa Paulina McClain
NORWALK, Oh. • Loressa Paulina McClain, 95, of Norwalk Oh., entered heaven peacefully Aug. 3, 2020, at Gaymont Care Facility.
She was born to the late Mark and Alice Adams of County Line Pa.
Loressa graduated from Line Mountain High School in 1942.
She married the late Rev. James E. McClain Sr. June 19, 1943, and began a life of ministry in churches serving at Paxton Pa., North Wildwood, N.J., Perkasie, York and Lykens, Pa.
A gifted pianist and vocalist, Loressa assisted in ministry teaching God’s Word living an exemplary Christian life.
Through the years she helped supplement the family income working at the Hershey Chocolate factory, Botany 500 Clothing Mfg., and Children’s Clothing.
An accomplished seamstress, she enjoyed tatting, knitting, crocheting, and dressmaking. She enjoyed serving as a volunteer at Fisher Titus Hospital, playing piano, singing in the choir, and participating in the bell choir at church.
Loressa is survived by a brother, Arden Adams, of Meyerstown, Pa.; children, Andrea (Rex) Furman, of Lancaster, Calif., Vivian (Douglas) Merriman of Ringwood, N.J., and James (Janice) E. McClain Jr. of Norwalk, Oh. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
Loressa was preceded in death by her loving husband in 1991.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 16, 2020 during the 10:15 a.m. morning service at Calvary Baptist Church, 250 Benedict Ave., Norwalk OH 44857.
A graveside committal is planned Saturday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. at Pomfret Manor cemetery in Sunbury, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Calvary Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be expressed by visiting walkereastmanheydingerfh.com.
Paid by funeral home