Virginia Lee McElhanon

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Feb 5, 2013 - 4:10:25 PM

Virginia Lee McElhanon, 85, of Marlow died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at her home.
Graveside services are planned for Friday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Marlow Cemetery, with Kent Strahan officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Virginia was born Sunday, March 6, 1927, in Bristow to James Harlan and Eva Jewell (Luker) Legg. She graduated from Guthrie High School and lived in the Marlow area throughout her adult life. On Feb. 14, 1954, Virginia married T.M. McElhanon in Duncan. She was employed with Halliburton Services as a receptionist for 23 years. She enjoyed traveling, watching sports on TV, reading and working word puzzles. Most of all, Virginia loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the Gamma Phi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha and a member of the First Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School and was active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF).
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Jason Slay; an uncle, Bobby Luker; a nephew, John Cort; and three brothers-in-law, Bill Shoemate, Norman Cort and Clayton Hoover.
Survivors include her husband, T.M. McElhanon, of the home; a daughter, Jayme Rowe of Norman; a son, Bruce McElhanon of Marlow; grandchildren, Jennifer and Darrin Walters of Norman, Jill Slay of Norman, and Jarrod and Karin Rowe of Oklahoma City; four great-grandchildren, Christian and Elisabeth Slay of Norman, and Jack and Alice Walters of Norman; three sisters and two brothers-in law, Mary and George Jackson of El Reno, Dorothy Hoover of Wickenburg, Ariz., and Pat and Jerry Kulbeth of Guthrie; several nieces and nephews; five sisters-in-law, Treasure Welch, Ozia Smith, Nadine and Bill Baxter, Jewel Dean Lambert and Lottie McElhanon; and a host of friends.
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