Mae O. McClure, 91, Luverne, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.
A funeral was Saturday, Nov. 5, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Mae Johnson was born Oct. 23, 1925, to Martin and Olga (Lindberg) Johnson on the family farm outside of Holmes City. She attended country school near Holmes City. After school, Mae got a job as a waitress in Hoffman. Later, during the war effort, she worked at a defense plant in Minneapolis. She then moved back to Hoffman where she met and married Homer McClure on Aug. 10, 1949.
In 1954 the couple moved to Kenneth where they owned and operated a trucking business and café. In 1956 they moved to Magnolia. Mae worked at the Magnolia Steakhouse for several years before being hired at the Magnolia School as a cook.
She was a former member of the Kenneth Lutheran Church and a current member of the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. She was a member of the Luverne VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary and the Luverne Eagles Club. She enjoyed camping, playing games, cooking and collecting recipes.
Mae is survived by her son, Jerry (Danette) McClure, Magnolia; her daughter-in-law, Katie McClure, Luverne; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant daughter, Penny; two sons, James and Ron McClure; a granddaughter, Cierra McClure; two brothers, Del and Floyd Johnson; and a sister, Yvonne Gunderson.
Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.