LaVina B. McCrary
LaVina B. McCrary, age 92, of Hamilton, MO, passed away on Feb. 14, 2017, at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Hamilton. LaVina previously lived in many various cities due to her husband’s work profession, but she had lived in Hutchinson, KS, before moving back to Hamilton in 1991.
LaVina was born on Feb. 28, 1924, south of Hamilton, to Charles and Nellie (Cox) Clevenger. While living in Hutchinson, she had worked as a consultant at the Orth Hallmark Shop, and she had been a homemaker.
She was an active member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church and the Hamilton American Legion Post #285 Women’s Auxiliary. LaVina was a great cook and her absolute passion was her family.
She married Carl McCrary on May 27, 1943, in Kansas City. Carl preceded her in death in 2006. She was also preceded by her parents; three brothers, Melvin, L.D., and Bill Clevenger; and her sister, June Mattivi.
Survivors include two daughters, Elaine (Mike) Wray of Hutchinson, KS and Teri (Artie) Meier of Larned, KS; five grandchildren, Amy (John) Brennan, Shannon (Kirk) Leithead, Grant (Shayla) Wray, Jason (Shelley) Meier, and Ryon (Cindy) Meier; seven great-grandchildren, Trevor, Tanner and Tyler Meier, Paige Leithead, and Nash, Brogan, and Kain Wray; two brothers-in-law, William G. (Mary) McCrary of Lee’s Summit and Frank Mattivi of Excelsior Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at the Hamilton United Methodist Church Sanctuary. A visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 20, at Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton. Friends may call the funeral home after 9:00 a.m. on Monday. Interment will take place at Highland Cemetery in Hamilton. Memorials may be made to the Highland Cemetery.