Dorothy Ann (Atkinson) McClure, 81, of the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin, Indiana passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 at Franciscans St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Indiana.

She was born December 20, 1930 in Oakland City, Indiana to Elza Earl and Louise (Woodruff) Atkinson.

She married Reverend Edwin McClure on June 10, 1953 in Oakland City; he survives.

She was a graduate of Oakland City High School, the University of Evansville with a bachelor’s degree in music education, and Indiana State University with a Master’s Degree in public education. She taught music in public school, grades K-12, and private flute lessons. She played in symphony orchestras and directed community choruses. She was a past member of the Indiana Arts Commission and Plymouth Indiana Arts Commission past member and chairperson. She was a member of P.E.O., Sigma Alpha Iota, Beta Sigma Omicron and past member of Tri Kappa, and of the United Methodist choirs and directing them. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School and led various women’s groups.

Survivors include her husband, Reverend Edwin McClure of Franklin, Indiana; son Steve McClure (Sue Ellen) of Vincennes, Indiana; daughter Lisa Faulkenberg (David) of Tell City, Indiana; sister Margaret “Peg” Edwards (Alva) of Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren Abby Altoff (Dan) of Evansville, Indiana, Gunnar Stiles of Vincennes, Indiana, and Christopher Faulkenberg (Kelli) of Dubois, Indiana; and great-grandchildren Garrett Faulkenberg and (soon) Brisco Belle Altoff. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The Reverend Andy Kinsey will conduct a memorial service Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Street in Franklin, Indiana with visitation from 1 P.M. until service time. A fellowship and gathering time will immediately follow the service in Price Hall at the church.

Burial will be in Montgomery Cemetery in Oakland City, Indiana. 

Dorothy McClure