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     Lynn McClendon, age 50, of Liberal, MO, died Sunday, January 24, 2010 at Truman Healthcare Center.

 

     Lynn was born August 27, 1959 to James A. and Greta Mae (Brown) McClendon, growing up and attending school in Liberal.  He traveled to many parts of the United States and worked at various jobs throughout his life. A skilled construction worker, experienced farm hand, and  excellent cook, Lynn traveled to many parts of the United States and worked at various jobs throughout his life.  He settled at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for several years before returning to Liberal nearly two years ago.  He was a member of Liberal Christian Church.

 

     Survivors include his father and step-mother, Jim & Leota McClendon, Liberal; his mother, Greta Mae McClendon, Pittsburg, Kansas; a brother, Mark McClendon, Liberal; his natural brother, Eddie Brown, Oklahoma City; two step-brothers, Randall Readinger and Loren Readinger, both of Fort Scott, Kansas; a sister, Lisa Butts, Liberal; three natural sisters, Leona Chilton, Pleasant Hope, Missouri, Ethel Peterson, and Betty Franklin, both of Springfield, Missouri; and a step-sister, Debra Martin, Fort Scott..

 

     A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 27th at Liberal City Cemetery with Rev. Bob Dickey officiating.

 

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.

 

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Souls Harbor or Liberal High School Dogs Scholarship in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Comments

#10 Liberal, MOJohn, Rebecca, and Tony 2012-02-23 21:01
It's been two years since you left us, Lynn, but we still think about you all the time. We miss you, buddy! You were (and are) much loved!
#9 Liberal, MOHenry and Rose Ludeke 2010-02-01 20:12
We want to extend our sympathy to you during this difficult time. We pray that the love and the good memories that you shared will comfort you.

God Bless

Henry and Rose
#8 Olathe, Ks.Riley & Vivian {Venable} Duke 2010-01-30 18:19
Dear Jim, Leota & Family
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. May God be with you as you go through this difficult time. Thinking of you with much love and prayers.
Love You ! Your Cuz, Vivian Duke
#7 Coeur d\'Alene, IdNelda Barre 2010-01-27 10:11
Lynn changed my life forever. He got me to go back to church taking my children with me. He helped me turn my belief in God into a relationship with God. Lynn's faith helped mine to grow. I often felt like he was an "Angel" in disguise. Lynn had a beautiful soul and a kind, loving heart. I have been blessed to have had a friend such as Lynn. I will miss him forever but feel that he is watching over me even now.

Jim and Leota, I am so thankful that you brought Lynn back home to be near you. Thank you for all the good that you do....it certainly could be seen in Lynn. You are in my prayers.
#6 Liberal, MOHeidi Martin Lanz 2010-01-26 16:32
Lynn was my friend as long as I can remember. I think his heart was like that of Peter Pan and a part of him never wanted to grow up. That is actually one of the most endearing things to me about his character, although when you have a "poet's heart" this world can be a tough place.

The last time I spent time with Lynn we used most of the time talking about Jesus. He had already made his decision to let Christ have his life, but admitted he had far to go in allowing God reign of his whole heart. Truth be told, that is true of every one of us. Lynn was a very, very dear friend to me and there is an empty place in my heart. There is no other friend like that of childhood.

Love,
Heidi
#5 LiberalRandy & Toni Yount 2010-01-26 12:58
Keeping you in our prayers. May he rest in peace & watch over you always.
#4 Newburgh, INLaurie & Greg Venner 2010-01-26 12:58
Jim and Leota,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Di and Rog have spoken of all you did for Lynn and so many others you have loved and cared for. We were moved by what Bob Fast wrote, and we hope his words and our prayers will help bring you some comfort.

With our deepest sympathy,
Laurie & Greg Venner
#3 LiberalJim and Sondra Henegar 2010-01-26 08:57
You are in our thoughts. I feel like nothing could be said any better than the way Bob & Sally Fast quoted it. May you find comfort in those words. You have been very good to Lynn through the years.

Your friends,

Jim & Sondra
#2 LiberalBob and Sally Fast 2010-01-26 06:58
Jim and Leota,

Sorry about your loss. It is always difficult to lose a child no matter the circumstance. You certainly were an example of God's love for us when you brought Lynn back and helped him in his time of need. You remind me of the father in Luke 15, accepting the wayward son back.

Yours in Christ,

Bob
#1 Coeur d\'Alene, IDKim Lang 2010-01-25 15:18
Lynn was a good, beautiful soul and will be greatly missed. His smile was always genuine, heartfelt and warm. He was also an incredible poet and I feel fortunate to have some of his writing.

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