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Careth Ann McClain “Care”, 76,  of Inwood, West Virginia passed away November 26, 2021 at her residence peacefully with her family near.

Born June 13, 1945 in Brunswick, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late William Graham Care and Edna Rose Kline Care.

Careth graduated from Brunswick High School Class of 1963. She worked for NIH then IBM where she retired from as a project coordinator. Afterwards she returned to school and graduated as a LPN. She found work at several area nursing homes very rewarding.

Careth will be remembered for being an amazing cook and hostess. Some of her favorite memories were of the holidays when she was able to cook for and entertain all of her family and friends.

She is survived by one aunt, Ruth Staple; three brothers, William R. Care, Donnie Care and wife, Betsey, Charles and wife Tammy; sister, Debra Care; sons, Richard McClain and wife, Kristine, Michael McClain and wife, Crystal; four grandchildren, Samantha Kesner and husband, Michael, Emily McClain, Jason McClain and Gabriel McClain; four great-grandchildren, Shyann Kesner, Leland Kesner, Eden Kesner, Samantha “Gracie” McClain and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Careth was preceded in death by her husband Clifford B. Smith.

Services will be Friday, December 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV. Officiating will be Pastor Bill Turney.

Interment to follow at Park Heights Cemetery in Brunswick, Maryland.

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