Mara Burton-McClellan was born on November 13, 1965, in Marietta, to James and Georgeann Burton.
She departed this life suddenly on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at her home in Mesa, Az.
Mara graduated from Parkersburg High School and attended West Virginia University before becoming a flight attendant for US Airways. Mara had a passion for writing, music and a general love of life.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Robert McClellan; her daughter, Gabriella DePaepe; her step-son, Joshua McClellan; three beautiful grandchildren; three sisters, Jenny Utendorf, Michelle Mancinelli and Talia Basantes; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.
The family requests donations be made in her memory to the Gateway Foundation, 55 E. Jackson Blvd. Suite 1500, Chicago, Ill., 60604.