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Pan McKay of Henrietta


Mary Frances “Pan” McKay, 85, of Henrietta, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

Pan McKay

Pan McKay

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the First Baptist Church of Henrietta with Rev. Randy Osborn, pastor, officiating. Burial will be Wednesday, Dec. 11 in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Arp under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta.

Mrs. McKay was born on Jan. 7, 1928 in Fort Worth to Hanks and Beulah (Walker) Wood. She graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth and attended North Texas State University where she majored in physical education and teaching. Pan also received a Masters in Library Sciences from North Texas State. Pan was a member of the First Baptist Church of Henrietta where she was active in many ministries including Missions, Operation Christmas Child, Lottie Moon, Girls in Action and Women’s Missionary Union. She was also active in League of Women Voters, Retired Teachers Association, Alzheimer’s Association, AARP, various librarian associations and many other activities. She sang in the Midwestern Oratory Chorus. Pan worked at the Clay County 1890 Jail Museum for many years.

Mrs. McKay is preceded in death by her husband John Richmond McKay; two sisters, Trixie Drews and Beulah Childress; and one brother, Johnny Wood.

She is survived by two sons; Rick McKay and wife Paula of Falls City, and Joe McKay and wife Cheryl of Cedar Park; one daughter, Melinda McKay of Groesbeck; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family will be at Davis Funeral Home from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9.

Memorials can be made to the Clay County 1890 Jail Museum, 116 N. Graham St., Henrietta, Texas, 76365; or Edwards Public Library, 210 W. Gilbert St. Henrietta, TX 76365


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