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James J. McClure

September 23, 1920 December 17, 2017
James J. McClure
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James J. McClure Jr., age 97, of Evanston, formerly of Oak Park, veteran U.S. Navy, WW II; beloved husband of the late Lynn, nee Phelps; loving father of John P. “Jack” McClure, Julie (Fred) Giegler and Donald S. (Ruth) McClure; cherished grandfather of Jamison (Cody) Cornett and Corey (Danae) McClure, Andrew (Katie) and Laura Giegler, and Christine and Margaret McClure; great-grandfather of Evan Giegler; dear brother of the late John Baker McClure. Jim’s philosophy of life “Love of God, love of family, awareness of both the uniqueness and the contribution of every other human being, a sense of the wholeness of life with my religious faith, my profession of law, my family and my community service each playing an important part and complementing each other”. Jim was a former President of the Village of Oak Park from 1973 to 1981.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 5th, 2:30 p.m. at the Elliott Chapel, Westminster Place, 3131 Simpson St., Evanston, IL.

A Memorial Service will also be held Saturday, January 6th, 2:30 p.m. at First United Church, 848 Lake St., Oak Park, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations to McCormick Theological Seminary, 5460 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL 60615 are appreciated.

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Memorial Service




2:30 PM 1/5/2018 2:30:00 PM
Elliot Chapel of the Presbyterian Home

3131 Simpson Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Elliot Chapel of the Presbyterian Home
3131 Simpson Street Evanston 60201 IL
United States

Memorial Service




2:30 PM 1/6/2018 2:30:00 PM
First United Church of Oak Park

848 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301

First United Church of Oak Park
848 Lake St. Oak Park 60301 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

McCormick Theological Seminary

5460 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

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