Susan C. McClain, 54, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 29, 2008.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2009 at Royer Funeral Home, Grain Valley, MO; burial in Valley Memorial Gardens, Grain Valley. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 6800 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66212.

Susan was born on July 15, 1954, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Burton O. and Eleanor (Woodford) Hatch. She was very loving, caring, and giving. She always put her husband, Richard, first. Susan was also very creative and loved her crafts. Her sweet spirit and loving heart will be missed by all who knew her.

Her survivors include her husband, Richard McClain, of the home; a step-daughter: Sara Pikert of Independence, MO; her parents: Burton & Eleanor Hatch of Independence; a sister: Becky Payne of Blue Springs, MO; a brother: Doug Hatch of Independence; parents-in-law: Dick & Jacquie McClain of Independence; grandfather: John Riddle of Independence; two sisters-in-law: Sandra Maselli of Blue Springs & Karen Hacker of Independence; a brother-in-law: Paul McClain of Lee’s Summit, MO; and many nieces, nephews, & cousins.