Elba Elizabeth Charlene Cooney: Sept. 13, 1924 – Oct. 22, 2012

ImageElba Elizabeth Charlene (McVay) Cooney, of Wellington, Kansas, passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 at Good Samaritan Society in Winfield, Kansas at the age of 88.

Elba was born the Daughter of Merton McVay and Mabel (Nelson) McVay on September 13, 1924 in Braman, Oklahoma.

On July 24, 1942, Elba and Dennis Dudley Cooney were united in marriage in Vinita, Oklahoma. Together they celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Elba was a great musician, she played piano, organ, violin and the trumpet. She enjoyed flowers and has a special love for animals. She was a loving mother and great-grandmother. 

Survivors include sons, Gilbert Cooney and his wife Anita of Oxford, Kansas, Gregory Cooney and his wife Darlene of Rome, Kansas, daughter, Gail Emley and her husband Larry of Wichita, Kansas. Grandchildren include Tony Darlington and his wife Grazina of Wichita, Kansas, Kevin Darlington of Wichita, Kansas, John Cooney and his wife Carolyn of Oxford, Kansas, Sheila Prichard and her husband Steven of Oxford, Kansas, Joshua Cooney of Rome, Kansas, Sarah Bradbury and her husband Nathan of Rome, Kansas, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dennis Cooney, her parents, seven other siblings and one grandchild.

No formal visitation is planned; graveside services only for Elba will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the Braman Cemetery, Braman Oklahoma. 

In lieu of flowers memorial has been established in her loving memory with Davita Dialysis Center of Winfield 1315 East 4th Avenue Winfield, KS 67156. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.

To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.

Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.

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