Memorial services will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 25-26, for Festus residents Raymond D. and M. Carolyn McLean, who died June 20 in a two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 61 at I-55 south of Festus.
A memorial gathering will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Vinyard Funeral Home, 616 W. Main St., in Festus.
Then, a memorial service will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 3551 Hwy. 61, in Festus, officiated by the Rev. Tony Townley, pastor of Wesley Memorial and Plattin United Methodist churches.
Raymond McLean, 75, was a retired insurance broker and had his own firm, Caen-Leach-McLean, based in Maryland Heights. Carolyn McLean, 70, was a retired sales representative and had worked at Creative Systems.
The McLeans were members of Wesley Memorial United Methodist and volunteered at the Ozark Food Pantry, which serves the Festus area. They raised antibiotic-free, grass-fed, registered Belted Galloway cattle.
During retirement, Raymond McLean sang in barbershop choruses in Festus and Perdido Key, Fla., where the McLeans spent their past two wedding anniversaries.
Carolyn McLean enjoyed china painting and painting with water colors and had painted murals in her grandchildren’s bedrooms.
They are survived by two daughters, Robin Miles-McLean and Donna McLean, and five grandchildren, all of Washington, D.C.
In addition, Carolyn McLean is survived by a sister, Julia A. Rouggly, and two brothers: William “Bill” Rouggly of Festus and David Rouggly of Richmond, Calif.
Raymond McLean is survived by a sister, Anabel Hudgins of Frontenac; and a brother, Jack McLean of Florissant.
On June 20, Raymond McLean was driving a 2005 Lexus LS 430 south on I-55 exiting at Hwy. 61, where a northbound pickup failed to stop at a red light and struck the car, the report said.
The front of the pickup, a 1997 Chevrolet 1500, struck the driver’s side of the car, according to the report.
A 17-year-old Ste. Genevieve man was driving the pickup, the patrol said.
When the patrol completes its investigation into the accident, it will forward a report to the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office so it can determine whether to seek charges against the 17-year-old, said Sgt. Al Nothum of the patrol.
He said witnesses reported that the teen had been driving erratically prior to the accident.
Nothum also said the patrol “has strong evidence that (the teen) was speeding.”
The teen was taken by helicopter to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, where he was listed in serious condition late on June 20.
Since then, the hospital has been instructed not to release any information about the patient.
The McLeans were pronounced dead at the scene.
Raymond McLean was wearing a seat belt. Neither Carolyn McLean nor the teen was wearing one, the patrol said.
– Kim Robertson