McLain, Judy

Judith Corkins Matthews McLain

March 6, 1938 - May 18, 2020

Judith Corkins Matthews McLain, age 82, of Frisco, Texas, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020.  She was born on March 6, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to Mary Emma (Lipps) and Clifford Fred Corkins.  Judith was blessed with one daughter and four boys.  She obtained her nursing degree in 1969 from Southeast Missouri State University, and worked a variety of positions in Missouri, Illinois and Texas: as a hospital nurse, home health nurse, hospice nurse, and nursing home director and regional director.  Judith married Roger W. McLain in Frisco on February 15, 2000.

Judy enjoyed golf, fishing, and quilting.  She had an embroidery machine to make great gifts for her family.  After retirement in 2003, Judy took classes to become a master gardener.  Judy was very accomplished at her many endeavors and had a unique sense of humor.  She cherished her family and enjoyed spending time with them.  Judy was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Judith is survived by her daughter, Karen (Matthews) Fischer and her husband, Ronnie, of The Colony, Texas, Brian Matthews and his wife, Karen, of Scott City, Missouri, Kevin Matthews and his wife, Aileen, of Florence, Kentucky, Barry Matthews of Euless, Texas, and Neil Matthews and his wife, Diana, of Frisco, Texas; twelve (12) grandchildren; thirteen (13) great-grandchildren; her sister, Joan Fisher and her husband, Vince, of Cobden, Illinois; and three (3) nieces and a (1) nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her beloved husband, Roger W. McLain on April 17, 2016.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1913 Ritter Drive, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, officiated by Father Rick Jones, on Monday, June 1, 2020, at 10:30 a.m.  Inurnment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

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We had many fun hours playing golf together. She also introduced me to The Golf Club Company. Still using those clubs today. God comfort you during these sad days. Genevieve Avinger, June 3, 2020 I’m sorry for your loss, karen and family. I am happy for your mother who is blessed with a heavenly home without limitations. Love to all,
Connie Welker, June 2, 2020 To The Family: I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Mothers are so precious. Their memories have a way of leaving an every lasting effect within your hearts. Mourning lasts for awhile; however, memories last a lifetime. Our hearts are heavy for our coworker and friend Karen Fisher. In speaking to her weekly she possesses a lot of her moms qualities. It’s true the apple doesn’t fall far from tree. Karen thanks for sharing your mom with us and we will always be there for you.
Thelma Kelly, June 1, 2020 On behalf of Lake Kiowa Woman’s Club, and myself, I am sending sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother. She was a special lady and will be missed by many. God bless you and your family as you mourn her passing! Judy Neal, May 30, 2020 I played golf with her. We were beginners. Enjoyed her friendship. We also did Garden Club together. I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. With Sympathy, Jenny Schmidt Lake Kiowa
Jennifer Schmidt, May 30, 2020 Many sweet memories with Judy. Sorry Karen to hear of her passing. Bless you and your family during this time of sorrow. Johnnye White, May 29, 2020 So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She and her husband were both active in Angler & Conservation club, donating items to them as well as the Indian Creek VFD here at Lake Kiowa, TX. She loved Lake Kiowa, and we miss her being here. Thank you so much for letting us know of her passing. Lou & Karen Vander Molen Karen Vandermolen, May 28, 2020 So sorry to hear of your loss she will be missed by all that knew her. Dee Lee, May 28, 2020 I loved "Nurse Judy." She was always keeping me in check as the Executive Director. She will be so missed. It was an honor to take care of her. Cheryl White, May 26, 2020 I miss you Mom, but I’m so happy for you to spend eternity walking and talking with the Lord and other believers. Karen, May 23, 2020 I will always remember Nurse Judy, her dignified self-esteem how she continued to teach us how to push through when it got hard, I'll never forget our outings together how she enjoyed her friends and loved her Family! We will Miss you now you have the peace you so deserve. God bless Nurse Judy and to your Family thank you for trusting us to care for her and love her...God bless.
Dorothea Cavalier , May 23, 2020 Karen, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike & Christie , May 22, 2020 My beautiful mother whom I love and loved to see laughing and smiling, you are the light of my heart with your love bigger than any ocean I have ever seen. Rest easy mom I love you.
Barry, May 22, 2020