phyllis mclain
Phyllis Marlene McLain, 67, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in the Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH. Born October 3, 1944 in Steubenville, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Louise Watson Baumgard. She was also preceded in death by her grandson Bobby Miser. Phyllis retired from Weirton Medical Center where she worked as a Home Health Aid and was a member of the Mercy Baptist Church. She is survived by her sons Rodney McLain and his wife Judy of Weirton and Steven McLain of Johanna, SC; daughter Benna Brown and her husband Bryan of Weirton; six grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday 6 until the 8PM funeral service at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Pastor James Rhodes will officiate. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the McLain family c/o Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062.

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  1. Our kids grew up playing together and had a great time. Phyllis was a great mom. My son JR. always called her his second mom. May God be with you at this time of need. Love Jean and JR.

  2. Rodney, steven and Benna My heart has been heavy when I got word from penny that phyliss had passed away. She was a good friend in high school and we would have so much fun. We had a blast when she came to our class reunion and danced the night away. Whenever we would see each other it was as if we had just been together the day before. You kids and her grandkids and her great grandkids was her pride. Now you have to stay close and show her she did such a good job raising her family. She was a wonderful person and she made me better having her for a friend. I am sorry for the pain you are going through but she will always watch over you. Trust me on that. love to you all peggy kula

  3. Benna and family We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Bob, LaVaughn and Sara Yoby

  4. Went to Weir High School with Phyllis and remember her from my classes, especially home ec. She was always a delightful person. My prayers are with you and your family. I know this is a difficult loss. Marlene Fleming

  5. Benna and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I was so fortunate to work with her and get to know her. She was always happy, loved her job and was so very proud of all her kids! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Carol

  6. Benna, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I had the pleasure of working with Phyllis at the hospital. She was always so very kind and her smile could light up any room. Phyllis is now an angel watching down on you and she will be with you forever. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ~Dee Boni

  7. Sending all my Prayers and Love to Rodney and Judy, I’m so sorry for your loss. If You all need anything, please let me know !!!!!! XOXOXOXOX

  8. Sorry for your loss Daddy, Mom and family. We’re here for you if you need anything. Love you!! Xoxo

  9. To the McLain family, may God send each of you a comforter now and forever to ease the pain in your soul.. Keep the memories of your mother close to your heart! She is in heaven where we all long to be someday. God only cries for the living. God bless you all, if there is anything we can do just call. Love Shay and Betsy

  10. Rodney,Stevie,Benna & families, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom will always be in your hearts & you’ll see bits of her in your children!! She was a wonderful lady. May God be with you all in your time of need. She is at peace now. My Dad and Grandparents will be there to greet her at heaven’s gate. Sending you all Love and Hugs. Nancy Balog Ford

  11. Rodney, Steven,and Benna, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, When I lived in Werton your mom and I were very close friends. She and I would shop till we dropped, dragging Rodney and my son Ronnie McClain through all the stores….Lots of fun memories of her and you kids.She will be missed!

  12. Benna and family: You don’t personally know me – I work w/your mother-in-law & I had the great pleasure of meeting your mom a few years ago when my mom had surgery; she would come to take care of her. My sister was very ill w/bone cancer at the time; you’re mom told us of her own condition & yet, she would always listen to my mom – never tried to sugar-coat the issue, but made sure there would be a positive attitude before she lift. She did a good job uplifting my own mom’s spirit & we always enjoyed talking w/her. I’m so sorry for your loss and I do feel your pain; losing a loved 1 truly sucks but on the positive side: She’s watching over all of you & will be waiting…to greet you again! and thank God that he blessed you w/a wonderful woman you could call MOM.

  13. Benna, So very sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom was a very special lady, always a beautiful smile and positive attitude! She would often talk about her family with such love. I will always remember that beautiful smile……

  14. Rodney & Judy, we are so sorry for your lose. Our prayers to you and your family. Love Cris, Dan & Sarah

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