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Robert M. McElravy

March 30, 1932 ~ April 16, 2017 (age 85)

Robert M. “Bob” “Killer” McElravy, 85, of Glenford Drive, Chicora, went to be with the Lord Easter Sunday evening, April 16, 2017 while surrounded by his loving wife and family at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.

Born in Karns City on March 30, 1932, Robert was the son of the late William and Edna Hackbarth McElravy.

Bob was a 1950 graduate of Fairview Township-Karns City High School.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, having served in Austria.  He was an active member of the Karns City United Methodist Church, having served on the church board and participated in the men’s Bible class.  Bob had been employed at Witco Chemical in Petrolia for 41 years, retiring as a carpenter foreman in 1994.  He enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting, yardwork, feeding the birds, and sports, especially baseball, having coached Karns City Little League in his younger years.

Bob is survived by his wife, Patricia L. Cooper McElravy, whom he married at the English Lutheran Church in Chicora on June 21, 1952.  Also surviving are three children, Michael J. McElravy and his wife, Mary Jo, of Mt. Juliet, TN, Melinda M. Stroup and her husband, Jamie, of West Sunbury, and Stephen W. McElravy and his wife, Kimberly, of Karns City; three grandchildren, Holly Crisman of Harrisville, Russell D. Stroup of West Sunbury, and Matthew McElravy of Nashville, TN; two great grandchildren, Brandan Stroup of West Sunbury and Frankie Stroup of Butler; two sisters, Charlotte Kloker of Karns City and Phyllis Wigton and her husband, Donald, of Glendale, AZ; a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Dick and Dixie Cooper of Harrisburg, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by three brothers, Theodore, Donald, and William, and seven sisters, Dorothy, Mary, Helen, Betty, Florence, Margaret, and Maxine, and a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Wednesday.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday from the Karns City United Methodist Church, 117 Petrolia St., Karns City, with the Rev. Jim Lewis, church pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit

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