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Blanche Marie McElory

July 7, 1926 January 4, 2007
Blanche Marie McElory
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Blanche Marie McElory, age 80 of Warren, passed away at he home her husband helped build for her early Thursday morning, January 4, 2007.
Marie was born on July 7, 1926, to Edley Ray and Arebell (Dorries) Gipson at Wellington, Texas. Moving to Jackson County her junior year of high school, she attended Warren High School where she graduated. On June 23, 1945, Marie married the love of her life and soul mate, Leland W. McElory and he preceded her in death in 1973. After establishing their home in the Warren Community, Marie began cooking at the Warren school and continued to cook there until they consolidated with Friendship school and became Navajo. Marie retired from Navajo School in 1992 after many years of cooking. Quilting, crocheting, keeping up with friends and family by writing letters, collecting angles and dolls, attending family reunions, researching family genealogy and attending Navajo Indian sporting events, particularly basketball, were the things she enjoyed in life.
Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leland; one son, Kerry McElory in 1999, one sister, Juanita Coleen Gipson; two brothers, Wallace Gipson and Larry Gipson, she is survived by her daughter, Kay Stewart and husband David of Altus; a daughter-in-law, Anna McElory of Deerfield, Kansas; three grandchildren, Beth Black and husband Jared of Edmond, Amanda McElory of Deerfield, Kansas, Jeff McElory of Deerfield, Kansas; one great grandson, Dax Graham Black of Edmond; a special niece, whom she dearly loved as her own child, Marie Timmons and husband John and their daughter Jamie of Altus; one sister Margie Eilen Love of Choctaw, Oklahoma; two brothers, Calvin Gipson and wife Joyce of Altus and Charles Gipson and wife May of Blair; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Gipson of Texas and Carolyn Gipson of Blair along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services for Marie McElory will be at 2 pm Saturday, January 6, 2007, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Chapman officiating. Interment will follow at the Warren Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.
The family of Marie McElory will greet friends from 6 until 7 pm on Friday, January 5, 2007, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

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