IAM Mourns Former Secretary to IP Hayes and Siemiller

Anita Parlberg McClure
1908 – 2012

The IAM mourns the death of Anita Parlberg McClure, the former secretary to legendary IAM International Presidents Al Hayes and P.L. “Roy” Siemiller. McClure was 104 years old and living in Frankenmuth, Michigan at the time of her passing.

McClure first hired on at the IAM as a File Clerk in the International President’s office. In 1935, McClure transferred assignments and became a Stenographer.  She left the IAM in 1946, but returned  in 1949. She served as a Stenographer, but then was promoted to Assistant Supervisor for the International President. In 1956, McClure became Secretary to International President Hayes and then International President Siemiller. She continued in that position until she retired in November 1968.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to Sister McClure’s family,” said IP Tom Buffenbarger. “She was an invaluable asset to two great International Presidents and we honor her service to our union.”