Patsy McVay, 79, of Russellville, Ark., died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.
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She was born April 28, 1935, in Carden Bottoms, to Herschel and Winnie Cooper Gillespie.
She was a member of the Arkansas Public Health Association, an avid bowler, and loved to travel.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles McVay; a brother, John Gillespie; and a granddaughter, Savannah Pledger.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Pledger and husband, Craig of Bella Vista and Vickie Bench and husband, Tony of Conway; a brother, Ronnie Gillespie and wife, Carolyn of Pine Bluff; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis McVay of Benton and Betty Gillespie of England; three grandchildren, Dani Perez and husband, Daniel and Marissa and Bladen Pledger; a host of nieces and nephews; and her two dogs, Sadie and Gracie.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the Shinn Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Stacy Lisenby.
Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery at Dardanelle, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the
, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601, or the Arkansas Public Health Association, P.O. Box 250327, Little Rock, AR 72225.
The online obituary and guest book are available at www.shinnfuneral.com.
Shinn Funeral Service
800 W Main St
Russellville, AR 72801
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from May 22 to May 29, 2014