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JB McClure III

May 21, 1937 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 81)

Lifelong, Goodland, Kansas resident, James Butler “JB” McClure III, 81, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado.

JB was born on May 21, 1937 in Goodland, KS to James Butler McClure II and Pearl (Croner) McClure.  He was one of two children.  He grew up in Goodland and graduated from Sherman County Community High School in 1955.  He then went on and attended one year of college.

On November 30, 1958, JB married Judith Berringer at the Goodland United Methodist Church.  To this union three children Mitch, Mike, and Mark were born. 

After working for many years with his father at McClure Plumbing & Heating, JB and Judith purchased the business in 1970, and continued operating the business until his retirement.  JB served as President of the Kansas Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association – 1982-83.  He was also a member of the Goodland Masonic Lodge, a life member of the Goodland Elks Club, a board member for the Sherman County Historical Society, was on the Smokey Garden Committee, and was a member of Shriners.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his son Mark James, his brother Robert (Bob) McClure, Father in Law, Warren W. (Bill) Berringer, Mother in Law, Lois Berringer, Sister in Law, Diane Workman, Brothers in Law Warren Berringer and William Berringer, Sister in Law, Judy Berringer, and his nephews Martin McClure, Brook Berringer and great niece Tatum Lovgren .

He is survived by his wife Judith McClure of the home in Goodland, his two sons, Mitch (Jamie) McClure of Colby, KS, and Mike (Suzanne) McClure of Goodland.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, Lindsey (Zach) Peterson, Tanner (Gentry) McClure, Lincoln (Summer) McClure, Taylor McClure, and Scott McClure, eight Great Grandchildren, thirteen nieces and nephews, one Brother-in-law, Ernie Workman and a Sister-in-law,  Jan Berringer.


Donations may be made to:

Sherman County Historical Society
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

Goodland Elks Lodge
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

Goodland Masonic Lodge
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735


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