Bernitta Ruth McLain

Bernitta Ruth Smith McLain, 77, of Craigsville, Virginia passed away Saturday, August 08, 2020 in her home with her family. 

          She was born July 14, 1943 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late William Sherman Smith and Lucille Doshier Smith.

          Bernitta was formerly employed by the Augusta County School System as a cafeteria manager for 39 years at Buffalo Gap High School and Craigsville Elementary School. She was a member of Craigsville Holiness Church and enjoyed cooking, working on her farm, and being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

          She is survived by her husband, Sherman Houston McLain of 59 years whom she married on February 18, 1961; daughter, Terry Ann Painter of Craigsville, VA; grandchildren, Phillip Painter and wife Christina of Waynesboro, VA, Erin Painter and fiancée David Beverage; great grandchildren, Caden Painter, Carly Beverage, Emerie Painter, Miles Painter; sister, Sherman Ann Stovall, Chickasha, OK; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as two special sister-in-law’s, Fay McLain and Joanne McLain of Craigsville, Va. She was preceded in death by three bothers and one sister.

          A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, August 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Garey Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Craigsville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Wilcher, Larry Wilcher, Cody Wilcher, Joseph Woodward, Jeff Stovall, and Danny Stovall.

          The family will receive friends and family on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Craigsville Funeral Home.

          Memorial contributions may be made to Craigsville Holiness Church at 199 Craig St, Craigsville, VA 24430.

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4 Responses to Bernitta Ruth McLain

  1. Barbara Desper says:

    We are so sorry to see this… Ruth was a great lady and wonderful person . She was loved by all who knew her. As a child I knew her from cafeteria in craigsville school.Very bless to have known her and went to church with her.. lots of love for ruth. Michelle and Lee Desper
    And my parents sending prayers . Larry and Barbara Ingram.

  2. Evelyn Tubbs says:

    So sorry to learn of the passing of Sis. Ruth. Our condolences and prayers to the family. We love you. The Glenn Tubbs family

  3. Carolyn E Byram says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a beautiful lady and always had a lovely smile whenever she saw you. My condolences to the family and may God bless Sherman, Terry, Faye and Joann with his divine comfort in the days ahead. Clarence and Carolyn Byram


  4. Ida John and Christy Sprouse says:

    “When I was hungry you gave me something to eat and when I was thirsty you gave me something to drink” for great is your reward in Heaven for all the children you looked out for you will be surely missed. Mr. McLain and family we are so sorry for y’all’s loss may the Lord comfort you all during this time of great sorrow we dearly love Mrs McLain for the person she was and all the good she’s done

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