Lou McClelland, 50 Year Club, 2018Louis P. McClelland


Louis “Lou” McClelland was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and graduated from Quincy Senior High School. Shortly after graduation, Lou moved to Hannibal and began his banking career in 1961 at Ralls County State Bank. During his time at the bank, Lou was a cashier and loan officer. He also attended the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin.

After 10 years at Ralls County State Bank, Louis moved to the Lake of the Ozarks, where he accepted a vice president position with First National Bank of Camdenton. Three and a half years later, Lou became executive vice president of Belle State Bank. Lou stayed in Belle for seven years and made numerous contacts through MBA meetings and social events. One of those contacts offered Lou a job. In March 1981, Lou made his final move back to Quincy to run Town & Country Bank of Quincy.

During his remaining 30 years in banking, Lou oversaw the day-to-day operation of the bank, expanded the bank into different markets and acquired additional banks. Lou served on numerous committees, as well as director of various banks within the holding company that held
charters in both Illinois and Missouri. Lou retired in 2012 from the bank but maintained contact and relationships with his “day family.” Lou’s interest in sport shooting, golf, his small businesses and family kept him busy until his passing in November 2017.

Lou is survived by his wife, Diana, and four sons, Shane McClelland, Michael McClelland, Christopher Dougherty and Jon Dougherty. He will always be remembered for his ability to make a deal work, along with his warm laugh, big smile, white hair and his “colorful” sports coats.

Lou’s family greatly appreciates the recognition given to him posthumously with his induction in the MBA 50 Year Club.