Jilian Nichole McClain, 34, of Fishers, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019. She was born on October 24, 1984 to Michael and Lisa (Burkhart) Kempa in Downers Grove, Illinois. Jilian graduated from Noblesville High School in 2003 and went on to get her Master’s Degree in special education from Ball State University.
Jilian worked as a behavioral therapist and was a member of Northview Church where she was active in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and her life group. She loved the simple things in life: being outdoors, snuggles with her kids, family vacations, a date night with her husband, and the joy of driving a van (which she called her ‘mom oasis’). Even in the midst of battling cancer, she would focus on the positive things from each day. Jilian always remained strong in her faith and knew part of her journey was leading others to God.
She is survived by her husband, Derek McClain; father, Michael J. Kempa; mother, Lisa L. Kempa; son, Calvin McClain; daughter, Brooklyn McClain; and sister, Chelsey (Brenden) Masar.
Jilian had two babies precede her to Heaven.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund for Jilian's children.