OBITUARY

Darlene Marie McClow

February 28, 1927April 10, 2019
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Darlene Marie (Ruff, Steeb) McClow, age 92, a longtime resident of Lansing, died on April 10, 2019. She was born February 28, 1927 in Chesaning, Michigan. A member of Pennway Church of God, she was a person of deep faith and was called home by her Heavenly Father, after a well lived, long life.

She was preceded in death by husbands, William R. Steeb and Kenneth R. McClow; daughter, Lynn Marie (Steeb) Stewart; parents, John and Ethel Ruff; brothers, Clarence, Harold, and Duane Ruff; and sister, Doris Eckman.

Darlene is survived by her children, Thomas McClow, Kathleen Daisy, Karen Moore, Beverly Pollok, and Jarrold Steeb; son-in-law, Keith Stewart; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was a kind and generous person who loved her family. She was a gifted soprano, a great cook and loved to have family visit the summer home on Houghton Lake. She had been part of a vocal group in the 1950’s that sang on the radio. Before retirement, Darlene had been a career employee of General Motors in Lansing.

A visitation will be held Monday, April 15th from 6 PM to 8 PM at Gorsline Runciman East Lansing Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River Ave. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 16th, 11 AM at Pennway Church of God, 1101 E. Cavanaugh Rd. in Lansing. The family will welcome guests one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Wildwood Cemetery in Chesaning.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Sarah (Taylor)Schreiber

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So much grace and love from her. I’ll never forget all the time we spent with her and Uncle Ken growing up. Summers at the cottage have never been the same. Hearing her play the piano and singing while we laid on the dock in the summer are some of my favorite memories.
Listening to her and my Grandma laugh and talk on Grandma’s front porch was a true sign of their relationship. Sister-in-laws that you would have thought were actual sisters. Her ability to share her faith and undying commitment to God was powerful.

Pictured is Viola Ruff and Darlene. I took them to lunch that day in Lansing. Watching and listening to them as an adult was almost overwhelming. I always thought as a kid I knew their love for each other, but it wasn’t until I was older that I really understood. My life and who I am, was and is constantly impacted by the grace and love of these 2 strong, and beautiful women. Rest In Peace and Faith, Aunt Darlene. You will be greatly missed.
Sarah Schreiber

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Biography

Darlene Marie (Ruff, Steeb) McClow, age 92, a longtime resident of Lansing, died on April 10, 2019. She was born February 28, 1927 in Chesaning, Michigan. A member of Pennway Church of God, she was a person of deep faith and was called home by her Heavenly Father, after a well lived, long life.
She was preceded in death by husbands, William R. Steeb and Kenneth R. McClow; daughter, Lynn Marie (Steeb) Stewart; parents, John and Ethel Ruff; brothers, Clarence, Harold, and Duane Ruff; and sister, Doris Eckman.
Darlene is survived by her children, Thomas McClow, Kathleen Daisy, Karen Moore, Beverly Pollok, and Jarrold Steeb; son-in-law, Keith Stewart; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was a kind and generous person who loved her family. She was a gifted soprano, a great cook and loved to have family visit the summer home on Houghton Lake. She had been part of a vocal group in the 1950’s that sang on the radio. Before retirement, Darlene had been a career employee of General Motors in Lansing.