Obituary: Jennie Maye McClain


August 8, 1948 – March 20, 2022

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Jennie Maye McClain, age 73, of Cedar Lake, IN went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Loving sister of Nancy (Rich) Cook, the late Patricia (Roger (Laurel)) DeGraff, and David (Wilma) Ervin. Cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents John (Johanna) and Antoinette McClain. Jennie was a registered nurse for many years. She was loved by her family and will be dearly missed.

A private family service will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN with Rev. Drew Brown officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery – Hammond, IN. Memorial contributions to Illiana Christian High School (10920 Calumet Avenue, Dyer, IN 46311) are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at