Janet Louise (Loftis) McClure, 64, of Sumerco, beloved wife of Pastor Dwight L. McClure, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Hospice West after a 3 1/2 year battle with IPF.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Oval R. Loftis. Janet was a Christian for 49 years and a member of Hopewell Independent Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Most that heard her sing could not believe that such a loud voice could come out of such a small body. She also served as the Director of Ladies Celebration, VBS Director, taught Sunday School and VBS and helped with the Missions Conferences.
Janet was greatly loved and was loved by all the church family, especially the children. The kids loved to see if they were “as tall as Mrs. Janet.”
She will be greatly missed by her husband of 47 years, the love of her life and sweetheart since she was 12 years old, Dwight L. McClure; her beloved daughter and best friend, Nancy (Tim) Dunlap; granddaughter, Raygan Joy Dunlap (Mimi and Papaw’s pride and joy); mother and stepdad, Judy and Bob Pauley; brother, Stacy (Pam) Loftis; sisters, Gail (Ronnie) Thompson, Loretta (Charlie) Taylor and Margo (Jackie) Miller; God-daughter, Laura (Eric) Akers; God-son, Alan Miller; many nieces and nephews that she loved like her own; special friend, Ann Gillispie; and her church family along with a great host of neighbors and friends.
The family would especially like to thank Betsy and Obed Gillenwater, Carletta and Gary Hollandsworth, George and Sharon Hughes, Chris and Dennie Brunetti and Dale and Debbie Cable.
Service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at Hopewell Independent Missionary Baptist Church, Alum Creek (located at Corridor G and Brounland Road) with Pastor Jackie Miller, Evangelist Dale Cable and Craig Gillenwater officiating. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery, Sumerco. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to her favorite mission, H.E.L.P.s, c/o Hopewell Independent Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 518, Alum Creek, WV 25003.