Mary Frances “Pan” McKay

December 14, 2013

Mary Frances “Pan” McKay, 85, of Henrietta, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Henrietta, Texas with Rev. Randy Osborn, pastor officiating. Burial was Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Arp, Texas under the direction of Davis Funeral Home in Henrietta, Texas.
Mrs. McKay was born on Jan. 7, 1928, in Fort Worth, Texas to Hanks and Beulah (Walker) Wood. She had two sisters, Trixie Drews and Beulah Childress and one brother, Johnny Wood, all whom preceded her in death. She was the wife of the late John Richmond McKay of Henrietta, Texas.
Pan 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 First Baptist Church Henrietta where she was active in many ministries including Missions, Operation Christmas Child, Lottie Moon, Girls in Action (GA) and Women’s Missionary Union (WMU). 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 also worked at the Clay County Museum for many years.
Mrs. McKay was preceded in death by her parents and her husband John.
She is survived by two sons, Rick McKay and wife Paula McKay of Falls City, Texas and Joe McKay and wife Cheryl McKay of Cedar Park, Texas; one daughter, Melinda McKay of Groesbeck, Texas; six grandchildren, Alison McKay-Longworth and husband Blake Longworth, Travis McKay, Emily McKay, Mary Abel and husband Andy Phifer, Holly Hungerford-Kresser, Jennifer Hungerford; and three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Phifer and Liam and Landon Kresser.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Clay County 1890 Jail Museum, 116 N. Graham Street, Henrietta, Texas, 76365 or the Edwards Public Library, 210 W. Gilbert St. Henrietta, TX 76365.

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