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Mack McCall Lenox

Published: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Mack McCall, 92, of Lenox died Jan. 23, 2013.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the United Methodist Church in Lenox. Interment with military rites accorded by Parkinson American LegionPost No. 250 will be in North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. today with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home, 124 S. Main St., Lenox. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Mack Eli McCall, son of Eugenia (Sheeder) and Hugh McCall, was born May 26, 1920, in Guthrie Center.

Mack’s mother died when he was 18-months-old, and his father moved his family to a farm east of Diagonal, where his grandmother, Flora McCall, helped raise him.

Mack grew up attending country school and graduated from Diagonal High School in 1938.

On Oct. 20, 1940, Mack married Nina Benson in Grant City, Mo.

In 1942, Mack enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1945.

After his discharge, the family moved to a farm north of Sharpsburg, where they lived a few years. Then they moved to a farm south of Lenox, then to a farm south of Prescott.

In 1964, they purchased their present farm and home.

Mack joined the Lenox United Methodist Church in 1951, where he served as an usher many years. He was also the commander of Parkinson American Legion Post No. 250 in Lenox eight years.

Mack is survived by his wife Nina McCall of Lenox; children, Donna Helms and Gordon Wildes of Mesa, Ariz., and Leonard (wife Mina) McCall of Saint Joseph, Mo.; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and a community of friends.

Mack was preceded in death by his parents; brother Hugh McCall and sister Myrtle Hukill.

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