Virgil L McClain 

*1919 - †21 Apr 2003


a) Virgil L. McClain, 83, of Goff, KS, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at the home of his granddaughter and her husband, April and Marti Pohl, in Sabetha, KS.
He was born December 29, 1919, on the family farm in Woodlawn, KS, the son of Ernest and Bertha Blanc McClain. He grew up on the farm and attended Woodlawn School.
On June 2, 1943, he married Mary Belle Koch at Kansas City, MO. They lived southwest of Woodlawn and 1-1/2 miles from where he was born. They farmed, and he also started a bulldozing business in 1947. He did custom soil conservation work until about a year ago when he became ill. In 1994 they moved to a farm 1/2 mile south of Woodlawn. His wife Mary Belle preceded him in death on February 24, 1999.
He was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church and a trustee on the Capioma Township Board for 30 years. He loved to fish, especially with his family and friends, run his bulldozer, game hunt, mushroom hunt, take crop tours and play cards.
Survivors are two sons, Phillip McClain of Goff and Michael McClain of Fairview, KS; two daughters, Sondra Bundgaard of Colorado Springs, CO and Rhonda Schmelzle of Seneca, KS; a brother, Ernest McClain, Jr. of Fairview; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and an infant brother, Donald Eugene McClain.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, April 23, at the Woodlawn Baptist Church in Woodlawn. The burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 7 to 8 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca, where he will lie in state after 8:30 A.M. Tuesday.
Memorials may be given for the Northeast Kansas Hospice, the Woodlawn Baptist Church, or the Word of Life Church and sent in care of the family.