Mrs. Emiko McClure, age 82, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at her home.
A native of Hokkaido, Japan, Mrs. McClure born on March 15, 1929, daughter of the late Masakichi Kita and Sayoka Obushi. She was a talented homemaker throughout her life and had also worked in the housekeeping department of the DuPont Company for 15 years until her retirement.
Mrs. McClure was a longtime member of Elks Club #2281 in New Castle. She also enjoyed playing bingo with friends, solving challenging puzzles, and collecting lovely Japanese dolls. Most of all, she delighted in caring for her family, especially her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her husband, Clarence E. McClure, passed away in 1998. She is survived by her children, Jerry McClure, Sr. (Beverly) of New Castle, Janet Kwiatowski (Michael) of Smyrna, and Joann McClure (James Brooks) of New Castle; sister-in-law, Hazel Dillard of New Castle; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, December 26, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 10 am.