May 21, 1926 - April 9, 2019
Edna “Marie” (Davies) McGhay, aka Granny, was born in Atchison County, KS on May 21, 1926 and entered into eternal life on April 9, 2019 surrounded by family in Enid, OK. Born to John William and Edna (Higley) Davies, Marie’s early years were spent on a farm 20 miles outside of Atchison, KS where she attended school in a one-room school house. The family later moved to Effingham, KS where she graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1944. During WWII, Marie worked for Pratt-Whitney Aircraft in Kansas City. Following the war, she met Don McGhay whom she married on December 25, 1948, that very same day the couple moved to Enid, OK and established their home. A mother of three, Marie, had a very full and active life. She proudly worked at Vance Air Force Base from 1956 until her retirement in 1980, most notably as the base Historian receiving multiple Outstanding ratings. During her working years she was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Enid Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2005 for her service to the organization. Retirement brought a love for the game of golf. Marie enjoyed being a member of the Meadowlake Women’s Golf Association where she had a hole in one in 1991 on hole #5. Marie loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them and discussing/debating current events. She was loved and will be greatly missed. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother, Bud (Ruth), and sister, Helen Gerdes (Carl). She is survived by son, Jim McGhay, (Carolyn), Tulsa, OK; daughter, Judi Jorden, (Jim), Enid, OK; son, Jon McGhay, (Lisa Akins), Conroe, TX. Grandchildren, Jake McGhay (Stephanie), Katie Glasier (Paul); Jennifer Douma (Scott), Josh Jorden (Eva); Stephanie Savage (Chris), Suzanne Pannell (Tim), Shannon Zellers (Jared). Marie was also blessed with sixteen great grandchildren: Dylan, Colton, Addison McGhay; Ben and Madilyn Glasier; Matthew and Willa Jorden; Lillian, Gabriel, Sebastian, Isabelle and Finnian Savage; Makayla and Gracie Pannell; Carter and Victoria Zellers. A private graveside service will be held. Cremation arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorials may be made to The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Lung Division.
Edna “Marie” (Davies) McGhay, aka Granny, was born in Atchison County, KS on May 21, 1926 and entered into eternal life on April 9, 2019 surrounded by family in Enid, OK. Born to John William and Edna (Higley) Davies, Marie’s... View Obituary & Service Information
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