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Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Wednesday December 16, 1998

OBITUARY ~ LELA (JOHNS) McKELVEY

Lela was born July 7, 1899 in Ringgold County, Iowa to William E. and Elgie M. Johns. She graduated from the Clearfield High School and has been a lifelong member of the Clearfield United Methodist Church.

In 1923 Lela married Harry Harman McKelvey. Lela was a homemaker and they lived in Mt. Ayr, Lenox, Lorimor and Clearfield, Iowa. In 1944 they moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.

After her husband died in 1983 Lela continued to live in Lincoln. Then in April 1990 she came back to Clearfield to live at Clearview Home.

Lela is survived by a brother, Emmet Johns of Des Moines, Iowa; a son Bill and his wife Mabel McKelvey of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a grandson Gary L. McKelvey, a granddaughter Susan McGraw and her husband Patrick E. and a great grandson Sean P. McGraw all of Oklahoma City.

Preceding Lela in death were her parents and her husband.

Lela leaves not only her family but many friends and acquaintances in Lincoln and Clearfield.

Funeral arrangements were made by Wilson-Watson Funeral Home. Graveside services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on December 14, 1998 by Rev. Al Rusk of the Clearfield United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Clearfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Clearfield United Methodist Church, the Fire Department, the Clearfield Cemetery, or Clearview Home.

Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014

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