May 24, 2010 –
MAYETTA – Elmira McClure, 72, of Mayetta formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010 at Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton. Elmira was born December 31, 1937 in Mayetta, KS. She was the daughter of Ernest and Angeline Whitefish Seymour.
Elmira was the Director of St. Augustine Center for American Indians in Chicago. She was a member of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, American Indian Center and a board member for Title IX for Native American Education both in Chicago. She attended St. Augustine Episcopal Church. Elmira was a veteran of the Army.
Elmira married Carsie H. McClure on April 6, 1957 in Ft. Holabind, MD. He survives. She is survived by her sons, Windel McClure of Chicago, IL and Kelly McClure of Mayetta, KS; daughter, Brenda McClure of Mayetta; sisters, Joy Yoshida of Mayetta and Delores Todd of Lawrence, KS; brother, Charles Seymour of Mayetta; and granddaughter, Stephanie Lynn McClure. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Lynn McClure in 1992 and her son Martin McClure in 2009; brothers, John Seymour, Pete Seymour, Ernest Seymour, Jr. and Russell Clemons.
Drum services will be Friday evening May 28, 2010 at the Dancegroud Building west of Mayetta. Burial will be in Potts Cemetery Saturday afternoon May 29, 2010. www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.
(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home-Holton, Kan.)