Emeriel E. McClanahan, 83, of Springfield, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 13, 2021 in her home. She was born May 31, 1937 in West Virginia, the daughter of Bill and Roxie Bennett. Emeril was a member of the First Church of the Open Bible and enjoyed spending time with her beloved family and friends. Survivors include four daughters; Trepha (Troy) Hatfield, Ica (George) Vega, Wanona (Adrian) Chevez and Elise (Tom) Lightner, three sons; Stanley (Cindy) McClanahan, Lloyd “Chip” McClanahan and Diamond McClanahan, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, a brother; Joe Bennett and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband; Lloyd A. McClanahan, a son; Mark McClanahan and her parents. Funeral services will be held at 1:30PM Wednesday in the First Church of the Open Bible, 644 Selma Road with Pastor James Ballard officiating. Friends may visit with the family for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be shared at www.jkzfh.com.
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