WEAVERVILLE – Harriette Mildred Smith McVay, age 99 of Weaverville, joined her savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, July 15, 2018 at Mayflower Senior Care.
Mrs. McVay was born August 30, 1918 in Kane County, Illinois to the late Harry Van and Carrie Mae Stainfield Smith. She was a lifetime resident of the Kansas City area. Harriette was one of the first women to graduate from the business school at the University of Kansas in 1939. She was a lifetime member of the Sigma Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, where she was named “Woman of the Year” in 1987. She also served as President of the Phi Chi Theta Business Sorority. Harriette later went on to work for the TWA airlines, and Prudential Life Insurance Company. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E. McVay who died in 1982; and a son Richard S. McVay in 2011.
Surviving are her son, Thomas David McVay and wife Tina Marie of Weaverville; sister- in-law, Lou McVay; nephew, Jeff McVay; and grandchildren, Joseph Marks and wife Crystal, Taylor Bell and husband Jordan, Katherine Benton and husband Micah, Michelle McVay, and Nicole McVay. She also has 5 great grandchildren; Shae Marks, Heath Fulbright and Evelyn, Lyla, and Audrey Bell.
Her memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2018 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave. Weaverville with Reverend Sam McLamb officiating. Burial was on July 19, 2018 in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. McVay’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Family Funeral Service
Monday August 6th, 2018
17 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787
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To Harriet's Family, I loved Harriet for the many years she lived in KC. We were both Sigma Gamma Phi's. I talked with her after the move to tell her how much we all missed her presence at the Woman of the Year luncheon. She cared for Sigma, always checking to make sure our new members were acting like ladies!! She was a great friend to all of us. Blessings and Love to each of her family, Betty Crooker
Submitted by Betty Crooker, email@example.com on Aug 3 2018 04:22:44 PM
I'm very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very sweet lady and a very good friend to my mother Mildred Turner. They used to go for walks together as I recall and of course had many chats over the years. Sometimes when I would stop by my Mom's house on Cherokee Dr in PV your mother would be there. My Mom (passed away at age 95 in 2013) always spoke highly of your mother. Take comfort in knowing she is reunited with her loved ones. My condolences to your family.
Overland Park, KS
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