Janet McClain

Janet Joy McClain

1937 - 2021

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Age 83, of Otter Lake, died Sunday, April 4, 2021, at McLaren-Lapeer. In accordance with Janet’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family burial will be held at a later date at Meadowview Memorial Gardens in Davison. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Janet’s tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.


Janet was born in Millington on November 28, 1937, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hopkin and  Lila (Decker) Betz. Janet met and married the love of her life, Elwood McClain, on July 23, 1955. Together, their marriage was blessed with five beautiful children. Janet was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting all kinds of items. Every year, for her children’s and then grandchildren’s birthday’s, she would bake their favorite cake. Janet enjoyed hosting large family dinners, and you never left hungry. For every holiday, and large family gathering, Janet would bake 15 pies and most of them were eaten. Janet was a wonderful mother and had a love for her family like no other. She will be greatly missed.


Janet is survived by her husband of 66 years; Elwood McClain; children: Terry and wife, Kathy McClain, Cheryl and husband, Terry Nelson, Ted McClain, Tony and wife, Jody McClain, Cathy and husband, Joe Giddings; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings: Kay Rogers, Linda Major, Rheta and husband, Dennis Lesko; several nieces, nephews, and friends.  


Janet was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: John "Sonny" Betz, Lila Ruth Morse, Raymond Betz, Anna Mae Betz, Dennis Betz.