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Sarah Kathryn McVay

September 9, 1923 - January 15, 2014

Sarah Kathryn McVay, age 90 of Macon, Missouri and formerly of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Missouri.

Born September 9, 1923 near Atlanta, Missouri, she was the daughter of Roy and Daisy (Gilbert) Behymer. On March 30, 1945 in La Plata she married Walter Wayne McVay who preceded her in death on January 29, 2005.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one infant granddaughter; and one sister, Eileen Shott.

Surviving are four sons, Edwin McVay and wife Dorothy of Hallsville, Missouri, Lee McVay and wife Phyllis of Youngsville, Louisiana, Dale McVay and wife Gayle of Macon, Missouri, and Lynn McVay of Trenton, Missouri; one daughter, Ann Pipes of Kirksville, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Patrick McVay, Kate McVay-Robbins, Lisa Leonard, Lana Tavernaro, Sabrina Greenstreet, Timothy Pipes, Jeremiah McVay, and Brittney Istre; and seventeen great grandchildren.

Kathryn lived in Macon County all of her life. She was a graduate of Atlanta High School and Kirksville State Teachers College. Kathryn enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri. Officiating will be Pastor Karen Coy. Organist will be Sara Beth Fouch playing “The Old Rugged Cross”.

Burial will be in the La Plata Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Pipes, Jeremiah McVay, David Robbins, Shane Istre, Edwin McVay, and Lynn McVay.

Memorials in memory of Sarah Kathryn McVay may be made to Loch Haven Nursing Home. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.

E-Memorial Book and Condolences

Signed by: Duane Clarkson on January 20, 2014 #

Lee and I were best friends in High School. We and others used to stay over night with each other on school nights. Kathryn and Wayne were always so welcoming. Very much made you feel at home. I remember I looked forward to meals. Always some unique dishes. I remember great milk toast for breakfast one time.

I also recall everyone was happy in that home. The old home is the one of course I remember. Even though it was a "drafty" house in winter, the family made you feel warm inside.

I remember my first "guy" trip to a drive-in with Ed driving, Lee I and I believe Dale riding along. Fastest I'd ever ridden on the "duals". Was fun.

So sorry to hear of the family's loss. My thoughts be with you in this trying time.

Duane Clarkson

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