2009-06-25 / Obituaries

Blanche M. McElhaney

McConnellsburg, 83

Blanche M. McElhaney, 83, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

She was born in Fort Loudon, December 22, 1925, the daughter of the late Lester and Iva (Keefer) Gress. She was the wife of Jay C. McElhaney, whom she married June 30, 1972.

She was a member of Mc- Connellsburg United Methodist Church.

She was a homemaker. In her earlier years, she worked at Sagner Inc., in McConnellsburg, and then she also worked in the Tax Assessment Office in Fulton County Courthouse.

She was a member of American Legion Post 561 in Mc- Connellsburg and also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband; her daughter, Judy A. Barnett, Waterfall; son Norman Hess, Greencastle; daughter Linda DeShong, McConnellsburg; stepsons: David E. McElhaney, Mc- Connellsburg, and Dennis J. McElhaney, Big Cove Tannery; stepdaughter Susan K. Cordell, Lancaster; and a sister, Margaret "Peg" Reeder, Chambersburg; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Gordon.

Services were private and arrangements were by Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Mc- Connellsburg.

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