The funeral for Robert L. “Bob” McElvany, 89, will be at 10:00 AM Thursday January
12, 2023 at Loyal United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Debbie Biehler. Burial
will follow at Forest Home Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home,
Bob was born in Prague, Oklahoma on November 7, 1933 to Rev. Coleman Senone and
Medie Shepard-McElvany and died Saturday January 7, 2023 at his home in Loyal.
He married Lzena Warren in Loyal on June 15, 1953.
Bob was in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1957, where he received a National
Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.
After his military service he worked Civil Service at Tinker Air Force Base where he
retired in 1987.
Bob was a member of the Loyal United Methodist Church, Kingfisher American Legion,
and was a former Boy Scout Leader.
He is survived by daughters Diane Hardin, and Terri Judkins, both of Yukon;
grandchildren Brandon Hooks and wife Dawn, April Wellman and husband Steve, Brad
Hardin and wife Randi, Bobby Hardin, Alysia Davenport and husband David, Ricky
Hardin; one sister-in-law Mary Lynn Ogle; twenty great- grandchildren; and three great-
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lzena, one daughter Robin
McElvany, one granddaughter Ashley Judkins, one great-great grandson, three brothers
Buster McElvany, Loren McElvany and Dr. Harold McElvany, one sister Loretha
Sanders, one son-in-law Bill Hardin, and one brother-in-law Jack Ogle.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Loyal United Methodist Church
with the funeral home serving as custodian of the fund.