Obituary for Carolyn "Kay" (Henson) McClain

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Carolyn "Kay" (Henson) McClain

December 2, 1941 - April 11, 2014

Carolyn "Kay" (Henson) McClain, age 72 passed away Friday morning, April 11, 2014 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Indianapolis and a former resident of Morgantown.

Kay was born in Redwood, OK on December 2, 1941 to the late Archie B. and Juanita V. (White) Henson. She was a 1959 graduate of Aldine High School in Houston, TX and went on receive a certification in Court Reporting. Kay married the Rev. Gene McClain on January 17, 1972 in Houston, TX. He survives after 42 years of marriage.

Other survivors include her sister: Wanda June (husband, Bill) Hogan of Granbury, TX; nephew: Lance Hogan of Shreveport, LA; nieces: Kim (husband, Clay) Noren of Buda, TX and Lisa (husband, Bruce) Barlean of Ferndale, WA; grandniece: Nicole Kay Noren & grandnephew: Logan Noren, who both lovingly called her "GranKay".

Kay was preceded in death by a sister: Glenda Henson.

Kay retired in January of 2009 as the Law Librarian for the Indiana State Attorney General's Office in Indianapolis after 37 years. Prior to that, she worked as a school psychologist for the Houston Independent School District in Texas. Kay was also a devoted Pastor's wife who spoke at many American Evangelical Christian Conferences for Women.

She was a member of the Southside Church of Nazarene in Indianapolis and a former member of the Morgantown, Shelbyville and Freeport Assembly of God Churches, where her husband was the Pastor.

The Rev. Ray McCrary will conduct a funeral service on Friday, April 18 at noon at Indianapolis Southside Church of the Nazarene, 2447 E. Thompson Rd., Indpls 46222. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday April 17th at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown and from 11 a.m. til noon at the church on Friday. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Kay to the Indianapolis Southside Church of the Nazarene, 2447 E. Thompson Rd., Indpls, IN 46222.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the McClain family at

Information: 812-597-4670


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Born: December 2, 1941
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Richard Humphrey posted on 1/1/00

I first met Kay in July of 1996. We staffed the hospitality desk together at the AALL Annual Meeting in the Indianapolis Convention Center. I had been at the Ruth Lilly Law Library for less than a year & Kay graciously introduced me to all the Indianapolis law librarians I had not already met. Kay's delightful personality, great smile, & easy-going manner just lit up the conference for me, & made me feel immediately at home. We later shared many wonderful visits together, at AALL conferences all across the country. I will always treasure her kindness & her sweet spirit. Many thoughts & prayers to all her family & friends. She will truly be missed.


Steve and Carol Lee posted on 1/1/00

Kay's dear presence will be missed. We thank God for the privilege of knowing her. She and Gene were long time members of the AECC fellowship and loved by all. Philemon 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Your Friends in Christ, Steve and Carol Lee


Cheryl Niemeier posted on 1/1/00

I had the great pleasure of knowing Kay as a fellow law librarian in Indianapolis. She was a wonderful lady and a great law librarian! I am saddened by her passing but very thankfuly to have known her. May she rest in peace forevermore.


Mel Barber posted on 1/1/00

It truly was a blessing when I met Kay several years ago. She had such a sweet, sweet spirit. June and all of the family, please accept my very deepest sympathy in the sudden loss of Kay. I will lift up all of you in prayer as you go on each day without your precious loved one. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.


Loyd & Jeannie Swaim posted on 1/1/00

We had the pleasure of knowing Kay for many years, even though we did not get to spend a lot of time together. We always enjoyed her presence and her beautiful smile. I know she will be greatly missed by her loving family. To them, We would like them to know they are in our prayers. we don't know why she left us so soon, but we know she is in the presence of our loving Jesus! No more pain or sorrow, just heavenly peace!


Art and P at Mirek posted on 1/1/00

In 1990 my wife and I met Gene and Kay McClain during the AECC Conference. They were very friendly and loved our Lord Jesus. We became friends. Kay put together a Bible Study and other projects for the Ladies. She was true to our Lord Jesus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kay was a lovely lady and we will treasure having known her.