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Mary Rose (Whyte) McClung

April 8, 1924 ~ November 9, 2021 (age 97)


Mary Rose Whyte McClung passed from this world on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. She was born in Wheeling, WV on April 8, 1924 to Frank J. and Katherine Hack Whyte and grew up with 3 brothers: Charles and wife, Eleanor both deceased, Tom and wife, Margaret Ann both deceased, and Frank, deceased, his wife, Linda of Wheeling, WV. She is a graduate of Mount de Chantal Academy, Wheeling, WV and the College of St. Mary of the Springs, Columbus, OH, now Ohio Dominican University. Mary taught elementary school art before marrying, James C. McClung, deceased, on January 6, 1945. They raised 5 children: Michael C. McClung, Linda M. Huhn, deceased (Robert), Katherine McClung, John McClung (Lori) both deceased and James C. McClung, Jr. Mary has 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Mary was active in the Catholic Church, and the children’s activities, especially, Altar Guild, religious education, and scouting. She also worked at Lazarus Department Stores. After retirement, Mary & Jim started “Fox Fire Antiques”. Mary moved to Wesley Glen, Columbus, OH in 2007, then to SC with Linda in 2017, until 2018, when she moved to Raleigh with Kathy. Mary had a full and fulfilling life and will be remembered and missed by family, friends and colleagues. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11:00 am, Thursday, December 2, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Raleigh, NC and then Mary will be interred with Jim in Resurrection Cemetery, Lewis Center, OH. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Altar Guild, Legion of Mary or Youth Group. 

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Funeral Mass
December 2, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Poole Road, Raleigh)
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