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Wilma Francis McLay, 91, Kokomo, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Golden Living Center, Kokomo. Born Jan. 28, 1927, in Tipton County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey "Short" McDaniel and Artie (Anderson) McDaniel. She attended Prairie High School. She married Robert J. Purcifull in 1944, and he preceded her in death. She then married Richard McLay in 1971.
She worked at Stellite for nine years; also worked at Danners, Murphys, and Fashion Bug. She attended Victory Baptist Church and was a former member of the Moose. She loved to fish, especially in Minnesota. Other hobbies included cooking, gardening, music, and spending time with her granddaughters.
Survivors include three sons, Jamie (Lori) Purcifull, Jeffrey J. Purciful, and Jerry (Pam) Purcifull. There also are four granddaughters, Tami, Heather, Audrey, and Macy; also several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband; two brothers, Warren McDaniel and Mick McDaniel; also two sisters, Mary Lewis and Mildred Grove.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018, at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Pastor Mike Ennis will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakhill Cemetery, Kirklin, Indiana. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Published on March 14, 2018
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