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Nina McClure

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Nina H. McClure age 98 of Fredericksburg, Iowa died Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg, with Pastor Michael Christie presiding. Interment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg. Honorary pallbearers are Christopher McClure, Joe Moldenhauer, Michael Moldenhauer, and Samantha Claypool. Friends may greet the family 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013, at Hugeback – Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Nina Helen McClure was born March 9, 1915, in Fredericksburg, IA, the daughter of Harold and Marian (Carey) Moldenhauer Wagstaff. Nina attended school in Fredericksburg during the great depression and was a 1932 graduate of the Fredericksburg High School. After school she met Roy McClure and they were united in marriage on April 2, 1934 in Waterloo, IA. To this union one son was born. The couple made Fredericksburg their home. In 1959, they moved to New Hampton. Nina enjoyed traveling with her sister Evelyn, having visited Australia, New Zealand, and Europe on many different adventures. Nina especially enjoyed the time spent in Australia and New Zealand. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg and had the distinction of being their oldest member. She always enjoyed time spent at the church teaching Sunday school, helping with potlucks, and church circles. Family was very important to Nina, and she cherished time spent with them. She was always up to date on current events both locally and nationally. Nina had a passion for reading books and newspapers. She also liked to crochet, sew, and knit in her spare time. Nina always had a tender spot in her heart for cats. Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Jeannette Hillegas of Nashua, IA; one grandson, Christopher (Christine) McClure of New Hope, MN; one granddaughter, Kim (Jeff) Claypool of Ottumwa, IA; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Claypool. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Roy “Brian”; one brother, Jack McClure; and a sister, Evelyn Groom.

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  1. We remember Nina fondly at the public library. We had many interesting conversations about her travels, books, and the antics of her cats. We miss her. Patricia Ipsen and the library staff

  2. My sympathies to Nina’s family. She was a true pleasure to care for at Linn Haven. I enjoyed our time sitting in the lounge and ‘waiting for the bus’ we would talk about everything under the sun, including how old we were getting (She on some days was 234) and I would tell her she didn’t look a day over 70, and of course we got in a little gossip session once in a while too.. I loved her stories of her waitress days and of her ‘kids’. She always told it the way it was… I will treasure the memories of Nina, what a peach. Lisa Gerleman DON

  3. Your family has our deepest sympathy!! Nina was a dear friend and will be missed by all! Prayers and Hugs!!

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