MOUNT AIRY, Md. - Ivy Bell Tolley, 91, formerly of Mecca Township, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Lorien-Mount Airy Nursing Facility in Mount Airy, Md.
She was born Jan. 22, 1922, in Gay, W.Va., the daughter of the late Flavius Jocephus McClain and the late Rulina Stalnaker McClain.
Ivy worked as a homemaker and had lived in Mecca for 56 years before moving to Mount Airy to live with her daughter for the past 10 years. Ivy was active with the Mecca Community Church, where she had been a member since 1955.
She was a charter member of the Mecca Fire Department Auxiliary, the Mecca Travel Club and the Mecca Grange.
Her husband, Otho Jennings Tolley Sr., whom she married Feb. 13, 1938, preceded her in death June 20, 1987.
She is survived by her daughter, Lenora J. (Tom) Kish of Mount Airy, Md.; two sons, Melvin R. (Wanda) Tolley of Mecca and Gary L. (Dixie) Tolley of Letart, W.Va; two brothers, Ernest McClain of Nashville, Tenn., and Orin McClain of Cottageville, W.Va.; and two sisters, Bonnie DeWees of Ripley, W.Va., and Lorene Lupardus of Harmany, W.Va. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Kimberly Biro, Julie Worley, Jeffrey Kish, Matthew Tolley, Pamela Simmons, John Tolley, Teresa Tolley, Lori Morton, Kevin Tolley, Gary Tolley and Stephanie Federspiel; as well as 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Ivy was preceded in death by a son, Otho J. Tolley Jr.; five brothers, Elman, Claud, Chester, Jerry and Marlin McClain; and by three sisters, Eva Clark, Alice McClain and Dorothy Harpold.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mecca Community Church. Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Charles Kindle Jr. officiating.
Burial will be Saturday in East Mecca Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mecca Community Church, 5920 Phillips Rice Road, Cortland, OH 44410, or St. Michaels Catholic Church Building Fund, 1125 St. Michaels Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, in Cortland.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.shaferwinanschapel.com.