Obituaries August 13, 2014
Doris Chaney McGill, age 91, died peacefully on August 12, 2014 at Pine Tree Ranch assisted living, her wonderful home for the last 4 years. A celebration of her life is set for Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home at 6:00 p.m. with Patrick Cannon officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Olton Texas on Friday, August 15, 2014. The family will receive friends from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Ramage Funeral Home and graveside services are set for 5:30 p.m. at Olton Cemetery with Rex Boyles officiating.
Doris was born June 13, 1923, in Rochester, TX. She was raised in and attended school in Fieldton and graduated from Amherst High School in 1942. She enlisted in and served as a secretary in the Navy (Wave) from 1944-1946. She met the love of her life, Elmer McGill, in April of 1946 and, they married Oct. 18, 1946. She attended court reporting school in Plainview but chose to be a stay at home mom when they adopted Jane in 1956. She continued her career as a stay at home mom when they adopted Darrell, David, and Karen in 1959. After all the children were in school, she worked at Sherman Insurance Company in Olton, TX and after moving to Paris, TX in 1975, she worked at Farm Bureau for many years and retired from Lamar Church of Christ as the Latch Key director.
Doris thoroughly enjoyed cooking, taking care of others and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Lamar Avenue Church of Christ. She was a strong Christian and truly walked the walk. She has fed, helped, housed, donated, shared the word, and prayed for more people than we can count. She was a great Christian example and was loved and will be missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer McGill, parents, K.J and May Chaney, brothers Jack and Alexander (Tink) Chaney, sisters Juanita Stamps, Leota McDuff, Leora Roberts, Madge Blackman and, Ruby Jo Yeary.
She is survived by her children, Jane Washington, Darrell McGill, David McGill, Karen and Doug Cato, daughter-in-law Carol McGill, grandchildren, Lance Washington, Brandon McGill and wife Trudy, Tiffany McGill, Dereck McGill and wife Marilyn, Kevin McGill, Daniel Cato and wife Jordan, Joshua Cato and wife Amie, Phillip Cato and wife Shana, 18 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, numerous loving nieces and nephews, and a very special group of friends, The Chicken Foot Ladies.
The family wishes to thank all those who cared for her during her time at Pine Tree. We appreciate you more than you will ever know. We would also like to thank her special friends, The Chicken Foot Ladies for all you have done.
Online condolences may be made to the McGill family by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14th, at the Pavilion of Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hugo with Rev. Mike Atkins officiating.
A formal visitation is not scheduled, however, friends and family may sign Monnie’s guest book at the funeral home.
Monnie, the daughter of William Carlos & Mary Sue Dunn Berryhill, was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Bells, TX.
At the age of 19 she began her career with Westinghouse which later became Phillips Lighting. Her career spanned 41 years before her retirement in 1998. She was a very loyal employee who started working in the factory and through hard work and education became the Logistics Manager for the plant.
The joy of her life was her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She and her husband, Phil, had many wonderful retired years of traveling. Monnie had a special fondness for Colorado.
Survivors include her husband, Philip, with whom she spent 33 wonderful years, a daughter, Claudia Pursifull of Paris, grandchildren, Nycole Scott & Marcus of Paris and Justin Sharrock of Denver, CO, great grandchildren, Bryce Hollenshead, Parker Scott, Karson Morrison and Charlie Morrison, step-children, Sheila Clark of Shawnee Mission, KS, Phillip Clark of Kansas City, MO and April Johnson & husband Shawn of Blossom, a special friend, Tom Pursifull, siblings, James Berryhill & wife Patricia of Grant, OK, Clyde Berryhill & wife Francis of Clarksville, Bob Berryhill & wife Wilma of Grant, OK, Ray Berryhill of Hugo, OK, David Berryhill & wife Betty of Aztec, NM, Ruth Miller of Paris, Mary Prater of Paris and Sue Wilkins of Mt. Pleasant, 22 nieces & nephews along with a plethora of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Phyllis Rasmusson, a brother, Junior Carlos Berryhill, a brother-in-law, Bill Miller along with six nieces & nephews.
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