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McRay Funeral Home
June 2024 Obituaries 


11/21/60 – 6/27/24

Kelley Gail Elston entered this world on 21 November 1960 and departed it on 27 June 2024 after a short, but brave, battle with cancer.

Kelley was the daughter of Jerry Elston and Floye (Mitchell) Patton. She was born and raised in Chickasha, Oklahoma, and graduated from Chickasha High School in 1979. Kelley left Chickasha in the mid-80s and spent the next 40 years living in Texas, Washington State, then Nevada before returning to Chickasha in 2023. She enjoyed a long career in the transportation industry where she was recognized as an expert in her field. Kelley’s three cats, Leo, Lexi, and Lincoln, brought her great joy and received and gave unconditional love.

Kelley was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Floye, and will be dearly missed by those she leaves behind. She is survived by her sisters, Lynne (Mitch) Coppedge, Tamara Elston, and Dixie Elston of Chickasha and Christy (Rocky) Red Elk of Lawton. She loved and was loved by her four nieces, Erin (Russell) Thompson, Brittany Williams, Allison (Derek) Cofer, and Shelby (Zack) Graves. Her great niece, Kadence Thompson, and two great nephews, Cooper Cofer and Ellis Thompson, lit up her life. Kelley is also survived by her stepmother, Mary (Flo) Elston of Perkins and her stepsister, Claudette (Ron) Hixon of Cushing.

Thank you to McRay Funeral Home for taking Kelley for us. She did not wish to have a formal funeral service. She will be cremated and laid to rest next to her mother at Fairlawn Cemetery at a future date. Rest in peace, dear Kelley; until we meet again.

Rudy Lee Cole

Graveside funeral service for Rudy Cole, 79, of Amber, OK will be held at 10:00am, Friday, June 14, 2024 at Fairlawn Cemetery.  Pastor Barry Clagg will officiate.  Viewing will be on Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 9:00am until 7:00pm at McRay Funeral Home.

Rudy Lee Cole was born the son of L.C. and Janie (Jones) Cole on May 16, 1945, in Oklahoma City, OK. He passed away on June 9, 2024, in Collinsville, OK.

Rudy grew up in El Dorado, OK, where he lived and farmed for many years. While tending to the land, he also dedicated his time to work at a copper mine. In the journey of life, he married Nancy Cato while residing in El Dorado. In 1989, they embarked on a new chapter, relocating to rural Amber. There, Rudy immersed himself in farming once again before transitioning to work in highway construction, operating heavy machinery with skill and dedication.

Rudy was preceded in death by his beloved parents, L.C. and Janie Cole; his cherished wife, Nancy Cole; and his dear daughter, Christie Cole.

He is lovingly remembered by his son, Clint Cole; grandsons, Colby Cole and wife Andrea, Chandler Cole, Cayden Cole, and Clayton Cole; along with five great-grandchildren, who will continue to carry forth his legacy of love, strength, and resilience.

In the tapestry of Rudy's life, he wove threads of hard work, dedication, and unwavering love for his family. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory be a source of comfort and solace to those who mourn his passing.

McRay Funeral Home
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 806, Chickasha, OK  73023
Location:  110 S. 8th Street, Chickasha, OK  73018 
Corner of 8th & Chickasha Ave. Near Downtown

Phone: 405-224-4141

Fax:  405-224-1584


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