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Elton Ray McVaney

August 29, 2012
The Marietta Times

Elton Ray McVaney, 90, of Ravenswood, died Monday (Aug. 27, 2012) at Marietta-Memorial Hospital, Marietta. He was born Jan. 12, 1922, in Burnsville, W.Va., the son of June B. and Opal Barker McVaney.

He was a member of the Ravenswood Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard serving in World War II. He worked at Hazel-Atlas National Carbon in Clarksburg, W.Va., and he was employed at Kaiser Aluminum from 1958-1982. After his retirement, he opened McVaney's Machine Shop in Ravenswood. He was a member of Ashton Lodge #12 of Ravenswood; Nemesis Shriners in Parkersburg; was active in various gas engine clubs, and several dance clubs.

He is survived by his wife of 41 1/2 years, Jean Wagner McVaney of Ravenswood; son, Randal McVaney and wife Sandra of Cleveland; brother, Jude McVaney and wife Betty of Clarksburg; four grandchildren, Michelle, Rebecca, Jessica, and Sean; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Blair McVaney; two sisters, Betty and Willa; and first wife, Sylvia Phillips McVaney.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (Aug. 31, 2012) Time: 11 a.m. Place: Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, W.Va. with Pastor Grady Scott officiating. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood, with Masonic graveside services provided by Ravenswood Ashton Lodge #12, and graveside military rites provided by Ravenswood VFW Post 6669. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Thursday (Aug. 30, 2012) from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Strecker Cancer Center, 400 Matthew Street, Marietta 45750. Condolences may be expressed to the family at, or on our website at



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