Ethel McClellan (Schoppe) died peacefully at Hardin County General Hospital on January 10, 2018 in Rosiclare, IL at the age of 80.
Ethel is survived by her husband Fred T. McClellan of Cave In Rock, IL; her sister Clara Mae Rhoades of Tuscola, IL; and her son Gary Pryor.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Lora Schoppe; her sisters, Viola Richardson, Edith Winberg, and Dorothy Bowles all of Tuscola; and her son, Herb McClellan of Champaign.
Ethel was born on October 20, 1937 in Douglas County. She graduated from Tuscola High School. After she spent many years working for Magnavox, she married Fred McClellan, a union electrician in 1971. She had a passion for helping with the Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana, IL. She and Fred moved to Cave In Rock in 1999 where she made many new friends and was a member of the Cave In Rock Methodist Church.
A Memorial Service will be held at the McClellan Farm in Cave In Rock sometime over the summer. Memorials may be made in her name to The Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana, IL.