Remembering Lynn McClain (1947 - 1993)
Lynn Shepard was born February 1, 1947 to Willis & Eva (Koch) Shepard in Chicago, Illinois. Her family moved to Granite City, IL where her younger brother Jim was born December 7, 1951. Lynn attended High School in Granite City, Illinois graduating in 1965 and earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) from Louisiana State University in 1970.
On April 1, 1972 Lynn married David McClain whom she knew from High School and began a career as a teacher in Granite City, Illinois. Her son Nathan was born the following year on August 8, 1973 and would be her only child. She had a love for life and a talent for art which passed onto her son Nate.
Lynn taught early childhood development at Harold Brown Recreation Center for 10 years, pursued a passion for fitness as an aerobics instructor, and taught at Prather Elementary School in her final years. She was a member of Nameoki United Methodist Church and designed the church logo featuring a cross with outstretched hands.
In 1993, Lynn was diagnosed with cancer which she battled for four-months before passing away on November 29, 1993. She was survived at the time by her husband David McClain, her son Nate McClain, her parents Willis & Eva Shepard, her brother Jim & Andrea Shepard and her nephews Jim Jr, Corey, & Blake Shepard.
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