In Memory

Susan Jean McClain

Debbie Luebbon Smith and Susan were very good friends and Debbie continues to miss her friend.

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09/02/11 09:22 AM #1    

Deb Luebben (Smith)

So many of you have contacted me about Susan.  I found her obituary online. 

SUSAN JEAN HATHAWAY, age 53 years, a resident of Summit Street, Elkins, WV, departed this life Friday morning, July 7, 2006 as a result of injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident.
She was born Tuesday, February 17, 1953 in Kannapolis, NC, a daughter of the late Daniel Webster McClain and Betty Jean Benson McClain, who survives at Greensboro, NC. Surviving are her husband Gardner Hathaway, Montrose, two sons, Hopi Daniel Hathaway and Eli Henry Hathaway and one daughter Kelly McClain Hathaway, all of Morgantown.
Susan attended Grimsley High School in Greensboro, NC and Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, majoring in voice and music education. She and her husband Gardner performed as a vocal duo in the Elkins area for a number of years. She was also an avid gardener and animal lover with a remarkable sense of humor that was contagious. Her warm and gentle soul exceeded the boundaries of human kindness.
Susan was employed at the Cheat River Inn and with the United States Census Bureau. She will be sorely missed by family, friends, co-workers and all who knew her.
Mrs. Hathaway?s request for cremation was honored by her family. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM, Friday, July 14, 2006 at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins, with the Reverend Father William Anderson officiating. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Randolph County Homeless Shelter, 938 South Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241 or to the Randolph County Humane Society, P. O. Box 785, Elkins, WV 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for SUSAN JEAN HATHAWAY. Condolences may be expressed to the family at;

10/01/11 03:08 PM #2    

James Walter Dodson


I knew Susan well from about age ten or eleven. We grew up together at First Luteran Church. She had a face like and angel and a voice to match. Maybe my nicest memory of her was accompanying her on the guitar at a school assembly when she sang an great old Linda Ronstadt torch song "I think I'm gonna love you." She brought the house down, to no one's surprise. I'm happy to know she had a wonderful life, and undoubtedly touched many who were fortunate enough to know her. Count me among those lucky souls.


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