Charles A McLain

Charles A McLain

July 05, 1943 - April 28, 2021

Charles A. McLain, Topeka (formerly of Rossville) passed away at home with his family by his side on April 28th, 2021 after a valiant battle with kidney cancer. 

Charlie was born July 5th, 1943 to Thomas & Josie Taylor McLain in Senath, MO.  He later moved with his family to the St. Louis area, where he met his wife of 28 years, Jo.  They later divorced but remained close friends.  She preceded him in death.

Charlie retired from Goodyear in 1997 after 33 years of service.  Charlie, or “Chuck” was an avid bowler and leaves behind many great friends in the bowling community.  He loved spending time at the casino and loved his Royals, Chiefs and Jayhawks.  He proudly passed on this love to his family.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Tom, a sister Kathy, nephew Tony and his son, Charles (Chip) McLain.  He is survived by three sisters, Freida (Jimmy) Noonan, Brenda (Jerry) Sessums, and Doris Smith.  He is also survived by three daughters, LauRay McLain, Topeka, Joi (John) Ridder and Amber (Jeff) Huske, all of Silver Lake, nine grandchildren, Darrell (DJ) and Trint Crosswhite, Jakob and Jennah Ridder, Kali and Garrett Huske, and Ben, Sarah, and Hannah McLain, 12 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Charlie was cremated at his request and arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.

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