Ethel was born in Ladonia, Texas on June 19, 1933 to Flora Mayfield Ivey and Sam Ivey. She was the fourth of eight children. She spent her childhood years in Wolfe City and attended Wolfe City schools. Ethel met the love of her life, Tommy McKay, in Wolfe City and they married in Dallas, Texas on February 11, 1950.
Ethel was a long and loyal employee of Hennington Industries in Wolfe City for fifty years. Along with raising a family and work, she was a partner with Tommy in their farming and ranching operations. Ethel’s passion was her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved her family, Sunday dinners, which included her love for gardening and canning. “Meme’s” legacy is how she impacted the lives of all her grand and great grandchildren through her deep love and support.
Ethel is survived by her children, Beckie Davis and husband Steve of Wolfe City, Joel McKay and wife Kim of Wolfe City, Tammie Parkes and husband Joe of Sherman, grandchildren Jennifer Reed, Jill Woodruff, Jake Davis, Brandon McKay, Grant McKay, Matthew Turney, Keagan Boggs, Kirsten Vaughan, Allison Carter, Katie Spencer and fifteen great grandchildren.
Ethel was greeted in heaven by her parents, her husband Tommy, all her siblings and her precious great grandchildren Leddy Davis and Beckett Spencer, grandson Chris Boggs and a very special friend Orville Castle.
Grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.