Elva Joan McClard
Elva Joan McClard age 78, of Noble passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born on July 16, 1939 in Konawa, Oklahoma. Elva was the middle daughter of three, born to Nathan Roosevelt Edwards and Mildred Lorene (Lowry) Edwards. Elva grew up in Konawa and Washington, then later moved to Chickasha where she spent her last two years in high school, graduating with the class of 1957. Elva married Delbert McClard, the love of her life, on Sept. 21, 1957 in Washington, OK. They made their home in Norman for a short time, before moving to Noble in 1973. Together they raised three children, Debra Jo, Pamela Kay and Gary Don. Elva worked as a homemaker while her children were growing up. In 1980 she began working for the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District where she later retired from in 2001. Throughout her life, Elva enjoyed gardening and collecting peacock figurines and peacock art. She also loved shopping online at QVC, to buy gifts for her friends and family. Most of all, Elva enjoyed talking to her sisters on the phone every day and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Nathan and Mildred Edwards; Husband, Delbert McClard on May 14, 2012; She is survived by: Two daughters, Debra Jo Strasbaugh and husband Richard of Norman, Pamela Kay McClard of Noble; One son, Gary Don McClard of Noble; Two sisters, Janet Atnip of Washington, Jean Edwards of Norman; Two grandsons, Nathan David Strasbaugh and Samuel Jason Strasbaugh; One great granddaughter, Julia Rose Strasbaugh; Her cat, Charlie; and other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home chapel in Purcell. Interment will be at the Washington Cemetery. Send online condolences @www.wilsonlittle.com.
Published on May 1, 2018

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