Dr. Mary E. McClelland, 90

Dr. Mary Evadine McLelland, MD, 90, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2015, at Brookdale Sterling House in Bloomington.

“Deane” was born on Dec. 5, 1924, in Bloomington, to Dr. Arthur P. Rhamy and Ella (Settle) Rhamy. 

She grew up in Wabash,  attended Wabash High School, and started her undergraduate studies at Indiana University in January 1940, graduating from the Indiana University School of Medicine in the summer of 1945.  Upon graduation, she worked briefly at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis prior to obtaining her medical license in December 1945.  She completed her residency at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis in 1947. Deane started work at the Indiana University Student Health Center in 1947, where she worked throughout most of her career.

She married the late Malcolm J. McLelland of Cleveland, OH on July 6, 1949, whom she met at Indiana University.  Her parents, her stepmother Virginia B. Rhamy, her uncle Dr. Lester Rhamy (Lena), a brother Dr. Richard A. Rhamy, preceded her in death. 

She is survived by her brother, Dr. Donald E. Rhamy (Barbara) of Glen Allen, Va., and her sister, Janet (Rhamy) Broyles of Tempe, Ariz.

Deane is survived by her children: Steven (Jeanne), Richard (Ana), Susan, and Malcolm Jr., nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A lifelong passion for reading, gardening, civic organizations, charitable organizations, friends and traveling occupied her free time throughout the years.

There was a private service and burial at Falls Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana on Monday, Aug. 10.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to I.U. School of Medicine, I.U. Foundation, P.O Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072, or your favorite charity.

Posted on 2015 Aug 12