Clara K. McFetridge January 31, 1930 – April 25, 2015

Clara K. McFetridge 85, of Francisco, IN, passed away April 25, 2015 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, IN. She was born January 31, 1930 in Chicago. IL to George and Myrtle (Hale) Dixon, both of which preceded while Clara was still a young girl. Clara was then raised by her aunt and uncle, James and Lois (Thompson) Hale, both of which have also preceded.
Clara was a lifelong Gibson county area resident and attended the Living Word Fellowship Church. In 1955, she was married to Harold P. McFetridge who preceded in 1994.
She worked in the housekeeping dept at Oakland City University but was probably best known from her days of working in the kitchen at the Francisco Elementary School. She loved to cook and also loved children. She showed it through fixing meals for the kids at the school. She was also known to cook Christmas cookies during the holiday season and distribute them to those in the community struggling financially at the time. Clara also loved to sew and crochet.
Clara is survived by sons; James (Donna) Burke of Crab Orchard, KY, David (Janice) McFetridge of Francisco, IN, and Michael (Penny) McFetridge of Manitowoc, WI along with daughter, Janet Adams of New Palestine, IN.
Other survivors include son in law, Edwin Memmer of Francisco, IN. 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by parents, special aunt and uncle, daughter Cassie Memmer, son in law Jerry Adams. She is also preceded by brothers; William, Harold and Wallace sister, Irene Schleter and grandsons, James William Burke and Jeffrey Adams.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 29, 2015 with Pastor Lloyd Jones officiating, at Doyle Funeral Home located at 520 S. Main St. Princeton, IN 47670 with internment to take place in I.O.O.F. cemetery in Francisco, IN.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 3:00 until 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service at 10:00 A.M.
For more information call 812-385-4334. Condolences may be left online at or the funeral home Facebook page.
Clara McFetridge pic

2 thoughts on “Clara K. McFetridge January 31, 1930 – April 25, 2015

  1. Johnnetta Burke

    Clara was a fine women…She took pride in her family and her christian faith, There was never a time that I seen her not praise her lord God for something and for the blessings that she received. I always remember having holiday meals together, there was always plenty of homemade foods to go around. If you left hungry it was your own fault.. Jim and I would have cook outs for her and the rest of the family but there was no way we could compare to hers,
    My prayers and thoughts go out to Jim and the rest of the family. May peace and comfort come upon you all. I wish I could have made it down to see you all and help celebrate the new life of Clara. She will be surely misses. I love each and everyone of you. May God bless

  2. Susan Griesemer Sullivan

    I remember Clara and Cassie baking ALL those cookies at Christmas time! Clara always had a smile. Prayers are with the family, may God comfort and sustain you.


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