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E. Janice McClard

E. Janice McClard, age 91, died on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Feb. 10, 1930, daughter of the late Omer and Ora Wampler of Whitewater.

She was a member of the Oak Ridge Baptist Church.

Janice and Leo McClard were united in marriage on March 1, 1949, and he passed away on July 3, 2021.

Janice is survived by her son Bruce McClard of Jackson, three daughters, Lynne (Dean) Stroud of Jackson, Lisa (Mike) Biri of Jackson, and Dana (John) Ayres of Eldorado, AR; brother Wayne Wampler of Dallas, TX; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leo McClard and eight siblings.

Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, 10 a.m. – noon at Ford and Sons Funeral Home – Jackson.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at noon at Ford and Sons – Jackson, with Pastor John Ayres officiating.

Burial took place in the Lorimier cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude.

Online condolences can be given at

Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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