Elnora Marie McKay

Elnora Marie McKay, age 97 formerly of Randolph, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013, at Akron City Hospital.

She was born April 22, 1916, in Kent, Ohio, to parents Floyd and Marie (Grady) Litzell. Elnora attended school in Cleveland, graduating from West High School in 1934. She married Paul McKay of Ravenna in 1936. Elnora was a terrific cook, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a creative homemaker. Her main passion was arts and craft. Elnora was a charter member of the Randolph Hobby Club.

She was an instructor at Happy Day School and later worked at Kent State University, retiring in 1978. Elnora was an active member of Liberty Bible Church and a member of Order of Eastern Star Olive Chapter. She also volunteered as a 4-H Advisor, PTA president, and church secretary.

Elnora is survived by her daughter Marie (Hugh) Zimmer of Tallmadge, her son Richard (Janet) McKay of Edinburg, grandchildren: Lisa (Matt) McMullen and Melissa Noah, as well as her great-grandchildren: Caitlin, Don, and Connor Noah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul McKay, her son Russell McKay, her brother Alfred Litzell, and her granddaughter Michelle.

Cremation has taken place, and friends will be received Friday, December 6, 2013, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna. Pastor Paul Phillips will officiate the memorial service immediately following at 12:00 PM. Inurnment will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Ravenna.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 12-4 & 5-13)

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  • I remember celebrations at Uncle Paul's and Aunt Elnora's home. Uncle Paul would be playing checkers as the champion he was and Aunt Elnora was serving delicious food and always had a big smile. I loved the tone of her voice and her laugh is something remember even though I have not seen her in many years. My sympathys to Marie, Richard and your children and grandchildren. Elnora was a strong, loving woman. What a rich long life she led!

    Patti (McKay) Allen

    Salt Lake City