M. Vernelle McClanahan

91 year old M. Vernelle McClanahan of the Mahome Community of Watertown died Saturday at the UMC Hospital in Lebanon. A Baptist and a homemaker, she was born in Watertown. Her parents were the late S.T. King and Etta Malone King. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jason Groe will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. In addition to her parents, McClanahan was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ford “Pete” McClanahan; sisters, Johnnie Humphrey and Mable Ballew; and her brother, Clyde King. Survivors include a sister, Anna Mai Crowder of Alexandria. A brother, J.W. King of Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Sister-in-law, Jewell King of Brush Creek. Nieces and nephews, Elain and husband Joel Collins of Easley, South Carolina; Michael and wife Dee Humphrey of Russellville, Arkansas; Rochelle and husband Mark Gray of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; and Tim and wife Julie King and Kerry and wife Sarah King all of Belton, Missouri. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Alexandria Library in her name, in lieu of flowers.

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