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Amelia Elizabeth McClure, age 31, passed away on December 17, 2021. Amelia was a beautiful daughter and beloved sister. She loved the outdoors, especially if water was a part of it. Her free time was often spent kayaking on an Ozark stream or snorkeling in multiple locations including the Caribbean Ocean, Gulf Coast and Pacific Ocean. Amelia also loved to travel and has visited Scotland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Belize, and multiple Caribbean Islands. She loved all animals and had a special place in her heart for her horse Cinnamon. She especially loved cats and was a mama to three, Zeppelin, Frampton, and Bowie and her chameleon, Lars.
Amelia graduated from Galena High School in 2008. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Drury University and then attended The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, Texas to earn her master’s degree in marine biology. Amelia currently lived in Port Isabel, Texas near Padre Island. She worked for RPS Group in Houston, Texas as a Protected Species Observer, monitoring and assessing marine life near oil rigs and drilling sites. Her profession supported her love of travel as she worked on projects off the coast of the Aleutian Islands, Nova Scotia, Virginia, and New England. She worked tirelessly to protect all marine life.
Amelia was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Ron McClure and cousin, Brandi Tangora. She is survived by her parents, Marshall and Gina McClure, sister Meda McClure, nephew, Banyan Elsey, niece, Willow Elsey, maternal grandparents, Dan and Pat McDaniel, paternal grandmother Phyllis McClure, aunt and uncles, Debbie and Bruce Tangora, Dana and Monty Richardson, Lisa and Tom Allen, Marty McClure, as well as a host of cousins and extended family.
A celebration of life to honor Amelia is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
A private family burial will follow the celebration of life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sea Turtle Sanctuary on Padre Island, Texas, by contacting Multipli Credit Union in Springfield or Adams Funeral Home in Nixa. Please make checks payable to Sea Turtle Inc.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
Friday, December 31, 2021
Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
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