Clairann E. (Crider) McLean

February 16, 1934 ~ April 20, 2020 (age 86)


New Middletown – Clairann E. McLean, 86, died Monday morning April 20, 2020 at Hospice House.

She was born February 26, 1934 in Easton, PA a daughter of Eugene W. and Elizabeth Coll Crider and grew up in Bloomsbury, New Jersey.

After graduating in 1951 from St. Philip and St. James High School in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, she became a member of the Chansonette Theater, sang with the Chansonaires and the also was a soloist for the Mack Chorous.

She was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown, where she served in many ministries over the years, such as the Altar Guild, Choir, Council and Eucharist Minister. She did prayer services at Shepherd of the Valley Assisted  Living in Poland, OH and brought communion to the homebound of her parish. She was a lector, piroghy worker, and portrayed woman at the well for three years. She retired in 2005 as a housekeeper after 30 years at the St. Paul rectory.

Clairann married Harold L. McLean on June 20, 1953 and he passed away November 23, 1995.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Mary Judith and Ned Peltoma of Geneva, OH and her granddaughter Danielle Peltoma of Newbury, OH, also sisters and brothers-in-law Marjorie McLean of Erie, PA, Marion and Robert Spannbauer of Akron, OH, Ralph E. Kielen of Mocksville, NC and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandparents and a sister Elizabeth Kielen. Also her in-laws William and Doris McLean and two little granddaughters Erica and  Desire Peltoma.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date at St. Paul the Apostle Church so all her  friends can attend.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the donor’s choice.

Arrangements handled by Clemente Funeral Home in New Middletown, Ohio.




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