Arthur Eugene "Gene" McElravy (93) of Jewett

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Published on July 1 2013 11:09 am

Arthur Eugene "Gene" McElravy, 93, of Jewett died at 11:09pm Saturday, June 29, 2013 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Thursday July 4th 2013 at the Jewett Community Church. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Burial will full Military Rites conducted by Cumberland County Veterans will be in the Jewett Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Gene was born on November 7, 1919 in Cumberland County the son of Arthur & Chlora May (Sherrick) McElravy. He married Rosebud Decker on March 21, 1942.

Surviving is his loving wife of 71 years; Sons Randy (Sandy) McElravy of Greenup, Jeff (Nancy) McElravy of Jewett; Daughter Vicki (Carl) Wellbaum of Jewett; Brother Bill (Dorothy) McElravy of Toledo; Grandchildren Eric (Kimberly) Wellbaum, Gail (Joe) Warner, Lyle Wellbaum, Scott (Kristal) McElravy, Greg (Angie) McElravy, Joni (Jason) Russell, Josh (DeDe) McElravy and Jay (Rayna) McElravy; 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Brothers Dale, Lee and John David McElravy; Sisters Mary Dooley and Catherine Romack. 

Gene was a lifelong farmer; he proudly served his country in the Army during World War II in Europe, he was with the 707 Tank Division at the Battle of the Bulge.  He was member of the Greenup VFW post #4598; he was a hardworking man well into his nineties; he enjoyed fishing, cutting wood and riding his 4 wheeler around to check on the crops. He will be sadly missed by family and all who knew him. 

Memorials can be made to the Jewett Community Church. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com