Clare MacRae Obituary

Clare Evelyn MacRae
Clare Evelyn MacRae
Clare Evelyn MacRae

April 5, 1912 - September 20, 2003
Born in Charter Oak, IA
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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Clare Evelyn MacRae, 91, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2003 from an extended illness at Fountain West Health Care Center, where she resided in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m, Tuesday, September 23, at West Des Moines United Methodist Church with burial at Masonic Cemetery.

Clare was born the daughter of Lawrence and Doris (Plough) Waldron on April 5, 1912 in Charter Oak, Iowa. She moved to Denison in 1919 and graduated from Denison High School in 1931. On June 19, 1934 she married Burdette Wingrove in Denison where they lived until 1950 when they moved to Des Moines. Burdette passed away in 1971.

In 1978 she married Harold MacRae, who passed away in 1984. Clare worked as a clerk for the Internal Revenue Service for 12 years retiring in 1981. She was a very active member of West Des Moines United Methodist Church, and a member of Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, watching football and was a very good seamstress.

She is survived by her son, Dennis Wingrove and his wife, Leola of Edina, MN; stepdaughter, Joan Scheulenburg and her husband, Ed of Danville, IL; stepson, Kenneth MacRae of Mobile, AL; sisters, Lucille Epps of West Des Moines and Florence Cramer of Des Moines; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews and great-great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Berdet Wingrove and Harold MacRae, and a brother, Lawrence Waldron.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at Westover Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa or West Des Moines United Methodist Church.




Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, September 22, 2003
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Des Moines United Methodist Church
720 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, September 23, 2003


West Des Moines United Methodist Church
720 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA US 50265