Clara McKee, 81

Clara Mae McKee, 81, Emerson, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at the Good Samaritan Society.
Clara was born July 18, 1942, in Corning, the daughter of Clarence and Opal (Blakely) Harvey. She was raised in Corning, graduating from Corning High School in
1960. After graduation, she lived in Des Moines before moving back to the Emerson and Red Oak area in 1974.
Clara was united in marriage to Richard McKee and two children were born to this union, Deb and Wade. Clara worked in the family business for many years building
houses and retired from the United States Postal Service in Red Oak where she was a rural mail carrier.
Clara was a member of the Hawthorne United Methodist Church and the Bluebird Club. She enjoyed bird watching, tending her flowers and yard, M & M’s, and she always organized the yearly scavenger hunt at
Christmas. Clara also loved working with kids. She was a Brownie leader, 4-H leader, Bible School teacher, and a Sunday School teacher. Clara loved her family and was so proud of Deb and Wade.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Richard McKee; sister, Carolyn; brother, Dave; and grandson, Mike Lewis.
Survivors include her children, Deb Lewis and Delaine Paul of Red Oak, and Wade McKee and wife Angie of Emerson; grandchildren, Adam McKee and wife Bobbie of Bellevue, Neb.; Meghan Evans and husband
Travis of Omaha, Neb.; Bailey McKee of Corona, Calif.; Riley McKee of Estes Park, Colo.; and Adam Lewis of Hilo, Hawaii; great-grandchildren, Alex, Lilli, Payton, Sadie, Jasmine, and Taylor; sisters and brothers, Frances VanLaeke and husband Ken of South Carolina; Ruby Drottz of Lorimor; Betty Damewood of Gravity; Cathy Eggleston and husband Jim of Prescott; Darrell Harvey and wife Mary of Corning; and Rich Harvey of Prescott; and many other relatives and friends.
Viewing and visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, at the Corning Community Building in Corning. Graveside services at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Corning will take place following the visitation. A luncheon will be served at the Corning Community Building following the graveside service.
Memorials are suggested to the Hawthorne United Methodist Church.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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