Patsy Runnels McBay

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Patsy Runnels McBay


Patsy Runnels McBay, 84, formerly of Willow, Okla., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family May 10, 2017.

She was born March 28, 1933, in Weinert to Raymond and Wilmoth Runnels.

She was a surgical nurse for many years and took special training at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. 

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, JR and Clay.

She is survived by her daughters, Alta Gale Holden, and Kimberly Chavez and husband, Nyck of Edgewood; grandsons, Chuck Cox and wife, Connie of Nevada, Jim Cox and wife, Regina of Edgewood; granddaughter, Tiffany Chavez of Austin; and four great-grandchildren, Clayton Cox, Kylie Cox, Dalton Hayes, and Tori Hayes; niece, Janice Jeter of Texarkana, Ark.; and four great-nieces and nephews, Brandy Jeter, Steven Jeter, Monty Runnels and Shelby Runnels.