Iva Gean McElroy (Pernell)
Funeral services for Iva Gean McElroy will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. John Haffner officiating. Interment will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 P.M., Monday, March 28, 2022 at Rosser Funeral Home.
Iva Gean McElroy, 97, of Cleburne passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022, at the Grandview Nursing Home.
Iva Gean was born on Feb. 10, 1925, to Augusta Hamlett Pernell and Fannie Jane Harp Pernell. After attending school at Alvarado and Rio Vista, she met Raymond Dee (R.D.) McElroy on a blind date. They married on Feb. 8, 1942, and they moved several times as a young couple since R.D. was in the Air Force. Soon after moving back to Texas, they bought a 65-acre farm near Grandview where they raised a family. Iva Gean worked on the farm and was a devoted housewife and mother.
Iva Gean loved to travel, especially alongside her husband flying one of their six different airplanes they had throughout the years. They had even built a small airport on their farm so they could take trips often. After their three boys were grown, they became members of the Good Sam Club and travelled many places in their travel trailer. They made many friends and good memories along the way. Iva Gean was also an active member of the Granbury Street Church of Christ.
Iva Gean is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Dee McElroy; son, Don McElroy; son, Jerry McElroy; and her eleven brothers and sisters.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Phil McElroy; her grandsons: Doug McElroy, B.J. McElroy, Brandon McElroy, Gus McElroy, James McElroy, and Timothy McElroy; her granddaughter, Sheri Brazil, ten great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.