Dorothy Pryor McClure, a life long Huntingtonian, died April 16th, 2020 at The Madison Park Healthcare Senior Living Community in Huntington. She was 94. Born April 30th, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Earl Bradford Pryor and Nora Wilson Pryor. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings: Edith Roberts (Byron) of Pensacola Fl., Earl Pryor Jr. of Huntington, and Lois Logan (Harold) of Huntington and San Diego CA. She married George T. McClure on September 16th, 1946. They met in the church choir (Sanctuary Choir) at Johnson Memorial Methodist Church. He died in 1989. Mrs. McClure attended Miller Elementary, Cammack Junior High and Huntington High Schools and graduated Marshall College with a degree in English. At college, she became a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. As a young woman she worked at Bradshaw-Diehl Department store, Anderson-Newcomb’s and C.M. Love Hardware where her father was president. She was involved with her children’s schools and extra-curricular organizations serving as Home Room Mother, Den Mother, Blue Bird and Camp Fire Girl Leader. A very active church woman and civic participant, she belonged to Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Women, The E.T. Jones Sunday School Class, Quota Club, PEO, The Huntington Woman’s Club, The Beverly Hills Garden Club, The Child Culture Mother’s Club, The Mayfair Dance Club, Pan-Hellenic, The Paw Taw Square Dance Club, and various bridge clubs. When her children became older she sold Avon Products and then taught kindergarten at First Presbyterian Church and later became a Head Start kindergarten teacher at First United Methodist Church. She was a proud and enthusiastic lover of all things Huntington which included Marshall University Theatre, Community Players, The Huntington Symphony, The Evening Forum, and Marshall Artists Series. Surviving her are her three children Mark (Susie) McClure of Frisco, Texas, Dwight McClure (Dennis Phillips) of Creaghurst, Wisconsin and Pamela McClure Stumbo (Bill) of Hoover, Alabama, four grandchildren, Kimberly Martin (James) of Frisco Texas, Mark Scott McClure Jr, (Caci) of Plano, Texas, Stephanie (Patrick) Mitchell of Lexington Kentucky and Laura (Michael) Brown of Hoover, Alabama. She has six Great-Grandchildren – Trevor and Dillon Odom, Ava and Preston McClure and Bennett Martin all of Texas and Taylor Ann Mitchell of Lexington, KY. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Patricia Godley, Douglas Logan, Bradford Logan, Barbara Leiwes – Anita Wagner, Frances Hunt, Nancy Jenkins and Marcia Muller. The name Dorothy means – Gift of God. Dorothy’s gift was that of happiness which she realized, shared and cherished with her family and friends.
“The happiest heart that ever beat
Was in some quiet breast
That found the common daylight sweet,
And left to Heaven all the rest.”
John Vance Cheney
Sadly, due to the Virus Pandemic, there can be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial at Woodmere Memorial Park will be arranged with Beard Mortuary. A memorial service will be held at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church at a later date.
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Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church
513 10th Street, Huntington WV 25701