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Pankey McCray

ELKHART - Imo Pankey McCray, 95, of Elkhart, went to be with the Lord at 5:53PM on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at The Christian Village in Lincoln, Illinois.

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Monday, August 13, 2012 at Elkhart United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Elkhart Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Downs Syndrome Research or to the Elkhart United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Imo was born September 14, 1916 in Elkhart, IL., the daughter of Eugene Pankey and Nancy Merritt Pankey. She married Arthur McCray on September 23, 1939 in St. Charles, MO. He preceded her in death on November 17, 1966.

She was a member of the Elkhart United Methodist Church and the Elkhart Ladies Auxiliary. She was employed as a custodian for the Elkhart Community Bank for more than 20 years.

Surviving are: sons Robert McCray and his wife Donna of Chatham, IL. and Jerry McCray and his wife Kristin of Las Vegas, NV.; five grandchildren: Sarah, Teresa, Jason, Dawn, and Shawn; seven great grandchildren; sisters: Ruth Werkman and her husband Fritz of Lincoln, IL, Gladys Guinn of Elkhart, IL., and Nancy Pankey of Elkhart, IL.; brother Harold Pankey and his wife Mary of Elkhart, IL.; sister in laws Pat Pankey of Virginia, IL. and Gladys Pankey of Springfield, IL; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur, her son Thomas McCray, a stillborn daughter, her brothers Eugene Pankey, Harland Pankey, and Donald Pankey, her twin sister Inez Bohn, and her sister Edna Maude Pankey.

Published in The Lincoln Courier on Aug. 10, 2012
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