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Phillip Bruce McClaren

July 15, 1936 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Phillip McClaren Obituary

Phillip Bruce McClaren, son of Millard and Lillian McClaren, was born in Browning, Missouri, on July 15, 1936. Phillip passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the age of, 87 at the VA Hospital in Columbia.

He was united in marriage to Loretta Burk on December 7, 1958, to this union three children were born. Phillip accepted Christ as his personal Savior and baptized at a young age at Milan Seventh Day Church of God.

Phillip served in the Army from October 28, 1959, to February 1962. He worked in factories in Macon and Brookfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one still born daughter, Annetta Marie; one sister, Sunny Owens; two brothers in law, Benjamin Owens and Tom Scott; one son in law, Mike McAlister; and one daughter in law, Judy McClaren.

Phillip is survived by his wife Loretta of the home; one daughter, De Etta McAlister; one son, Bruce McClaren; five grandchildren, Brandon Taylor (Marilyn), Phillip Taylor, Joni Taylor (Junius), Jillian Treece (Jacob) and Arisa Sparks; one step granddaughter, Katie McAlister; fourteen greatgrandchildren; one sister, Shirley Scott; two brothers in law, Aubrey Burk (Nila) and Gregory Burk (Kathy); and many nephews, nieces, cousins and other close relatives.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 26, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield with Pastor Aubrey Burk and Pastor Debby Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Purdin cemetery in Purdin. The family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorials to Petska Cancer Fund may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.

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February 26, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 64628

Funeral Service
February 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 64628


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