Edna "Marie" (Davies) McGhay, aka Granny, was born in Atchison County, KS on May 21, 1926 and entered into eternal life on April 9, 2019 surrounded by family in Enid, OK. Born to John William and Edna (Higley) Davies, Marie's early years were spent on a farm 20 miles outside of Atchison, KS where she attended school in a one-room school house. The family later moved to Effingham, KS where she graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1944. During WWII, Marie worked for Pratt-Whitney Aircraft in Kansas City. Following the war, she met Don McGhay whom she married on December 25, 1948, that very same day the couple moved to Enid, OK and established their home. A mother of three, Marie, had a very full and active life. She proudly worked at Vance Air Force Base from 1956 until her retirement in 1980, most notably as the base Historian receiving multiple Outstanding ratings. During her working years she was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Enid Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2005 for her service to the organization. Retirement brought a love for the game of golf. Marie enjoyed being a member of the Meadowlake Women's Golf Association where she had a hole in one in 1991 on hole #5. Marie loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them and discussing/debating current events. She was loved and will be greatly missed.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother, Bud (Ruth), and sister, Helen Gerdes (Carl). She is survived by son, Jim McGhay, (Carolyn), Tulsa, OK; daughter, Judi Jorden, (Jim), Enid, OK; son, Jon McGhay, (Lisa Akins), Conroe, TX. Grandchildren, Jake McGhay (Stephanie), Katie Glasier (Paul); Jennifer Douma (Scott), Josh Jorden (Eva); Stephanie Savage (Chris), Suzanne Pannell (Tim), Shannon Zellers (Jared). Marie was also blessed with sixteen great grandchildren: Dylan, Colton, Addison McGhay; Ben and Madilyn Glasier; Matthew and Willa Jorden; Lillian, Gabriel, Sebastian, Isabelle and Finnian Savage; Makayla and Gracie Pannell; Carter and Victoria Zellers.

A private graveside service will be held. Cremation arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorials may be made to The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Lung Division. Online condolences available at www.andersonburris.com.
Published on April 11, 2019
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4 posts

Lana Ellis
Apr 17, 2019
I am so sorry Judy, prayers for you and your family. Blessings,Lana
Kay Sewell RN
Apr 16, 2019
Thank you so much for the privilege of helping to care for Marie. She was a wonderful woman and you all were blessed. She is flying high now, soaring with her angels
Sharon Kay Fry (Niece)
Apr 16, 2019
Marie will hold a special place in my heart forever. She was a classy, smart and fun aunt and I will always remember our visits to Enid and her special relationship with my mom. We all loved her wonderful cooking, and each time we visited, mom came home with a new recipe for some great dish! She will be missed by many, but remembered in so many good ways for her accomplishments and dedication to her family. My love goes out to all my dear cousins and families. God Bless you all.
William f Goddard
Apr 12, 2019
Jim, Loving someone as only a mother and son can do makes it terribly heartbreaking to be separated. My thoughts and care are with you.
Your friend,