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Robert McClain

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Robert 'Jiggs' McClain, son of the late Orville and Gertie Herrell McClain, was born at Bloomfield on Aug. 28, 1924 and died at his home in Bloomfield on Jan. 14, 2002, at the age of 77. Mr. McClain worked as a plasterer in St. Louis for 30 years, retiring and returning to Bloomfield in 1981 where he had been a resident since that time. He attended the Baptist Church in Bloomfield. Jiggs was united in marriage to Virginia Whitaker, she survives of the home in Bloomfield. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert McClain, Jr. of Wentzville, Mo. and Allen McClain of Cabool; by one daughter, Pamela Pierce of Bloomfield; by two brothers, Wilbur and Ray McClain, both of Bloomfield; by two sisters, Terzah Cope of St. Peters, Mo. and Violet Vollmer of O'Fallon; by 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Visitation was held at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield from 3 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in the Bloomfield Cemetery with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.