Waltrip Funeral Directors

1415 Campbell Road, Houston, TX


Jean Clarke McClung

June 29, 1933July 22, 2020

Jean Marie Clarke McClung, 87, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2020 at her home in Houston, Texas surrounded by family.

Jean was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on June 29, 1933 to Will and Dorothy Clarke. After graduating from Clasen High School in Oklahoma City, OK, she married her high school sweetheart, Orlan Ray McClung, on November 17th, 1951 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Jean was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was immensely proud of her family and always wanted them to be happy in life. She was an active member of Tallowood Baptist Church, since 1971. She enjoyed attending the Enduring Faith connect group and helping at the “Am I my brother’s keeper” sewing group.

Jean is survived by her husband of 69 years, Orlan; her 3 children, Clarke McClung & wife Leslie Horsch, Cheryl Van Dyke & husband Robert, and Cindy Nichols & husband Ed; her five grandchildren, Christina Mistich, Jessica McCullars, Robbie Van Dyke, Jodie Nichols, and Jackson Nichols; and her great grandchildren, Harper Mistich, Margo Mistich, and Rosalie McCullars due in October. Jean is also survived by her sister, Suellen Clarke Davis, and nephew Greg Davis.

Family and friends will gather and celebrate this wonderful woman's life during a committal service at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 17th at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive in Houston, 77038, (281) 447-8686.

In lieu of sending flowers you may donate to: The Music Ministry at Tallowood Baptist Church, 555 Tallowood Rd., Houston, TX 77024.


17 August

Committal Service

9:00 am

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas


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David McClung

August 2, 2020

Super sweet lady. Her refrigerator and pantry were always as loaded with goodies as her heart was with love and kindness. She had a considerable gift of patience but self control (meaning you would control yourself around her) was also part of her repertoire. There was always room for one more at her table. Her home was especially welcoming during my years at Texas A&M but also for my family in the decades that followed. Jeannie will forever have a place in our hearts.

Bill Hill

August 2, 2020

Dear Orlan & Family;
May our Good Lord comfort you and your family on the passing of your precious wife, of 69 years, and mother from this life to be with Jesus and an Eternal Life with Him. She was a very kind, friendly and gracious lady-- traits which she inherited from her father and mother.I had the pleasure of working with you and her father at Conoco and have many precious memories.
Georgia, my wife of 70 years, and I always looked forward to your Christmas Letters, giving us an update on you folks and your wonderful families.
I will be Praying our Good Lord will put his loving arms around
you folks and and walk with you as Jean occupies The Mansion in Heaven Jesus has prepared for her.
Blessings to all.
Bill Hill

Sam Stuckey

July 31, 2020


I was so sorry to hear the news of Jeanie's passing. I have lots of memories of the two of you from back in the day, and most of them involve her doing her best to keep you in line! That was a big job but she handled it without any trouble. Sherry and I will have Jeanie, you, and your family in our prayers. All the best, my old friend,


Shelly Ecans

July 31, 2020

Condolences to you Orlan. Jean was always very special. May her memory be for a blessing
Shelly Evans


July 30, 2020

As an eleven-year Aussie boy growing up in the suburbs of Brisbane I was fascinated with adventure, travel and life abroad, particularly in the United States. So, when my family boarded the same whale watching boat as Orlan & Jeanie in the Spring of 98, in Hervey Bay Australia, they couldn’t get rid of me. I stuck to them like glue, interrogating them about their life and family in Texas, including their five grandchildren all of whom were of similar ages to myself. At the end of the tour Orlan gifted me with his business card and insisted that I write to them. Thence a 22-year friendship was born.

Over the years letter writing turned to email and eventually to social media. We stayed in touch and technology helped the friendship blossom, but it was truly cemented when I travelled to Texas in September 2005 and Orlan & Jean warmly welcomed me into their home and family for three weeks. We toured all over Texas and I was officially inducted into the McClung gang as their adopted Aussie grandson. I have so many fond memories of this trip and as I look back on more than a decade of travel, this continues to be one of the highlights and it’s a memory I will always cherish and hold close to my heart. The friendship was solidified even further when our families reunited in Houston for a week in May 2011. Together we shared many laughs and made more memories.

I know I am a lucky guy because I got to experience Jeanie love, and she had a lot of it to give. I last checked in with the Jeannie on her birthday last month and my only regret is not telling her how much her love meant to me. I am sure she knew. Every birthday, every Christmas, every graduation, every special event: even Australia Day, Jeannie never missed a beat and you received her love, best wishes and prayers. I grew up with six grandparents, not four. For this I know I am very lucky, and I am grateful for their love, for her love, Jeanie Love. You are the yellow rose of Texas Jeanie. Love you. RIP

David Burrows

July 30, 2020

We didn't know each other well at Conoco but I always knew you were a good guy and you always had a smile. We knew we were both from Ponca City.
I am terribly sorry for your loss. I know Jeannie was a great lady.
You two must have had a wonderful life together. Wow , 69 years.

Take care Good Friend,

David Burrows

Margaret Whittenburg

July 30, 2020

Dear Orlan and family

I was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on Jan. 20,1933 and was in Po HI with Jeannie. I have missed seeing her through the years but heard from her at Christmas often. She was a lovely, kind lady. May The Lord be with you and your family at this difficult time.

In His Name I pray.

Margaret Whittenburg

Dan/Darlene Howell

July 25, 2020

When we lose someone we love, life changes, however, the love in our hearts grows stronger and deeper. We will miss Sweet Jeanie and are praying for strength for your family to cope with her loss.
With sympathy and remembrance.
Dan and Darlene Howell

Ron Harwood

July 23, 2020

Jeanie was one of my favorite folks. She will be missed. R.I.P. Jeanie.