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Lela May (White) McKamey, 92, of Lebanon, passed away Mar. 14, 2017, at Crown Pointe of Lebanon.
She was born in Indianapolis to the now late George Franklin and Anna Anita (Mills) White. She graduated from Shortridge High School in 1942. Lela married Joseph "Chet" McKamey in Indianapolis on Apr. 26, 1942. Chet passed away on July 1, 2001.
Lela was a devoted mother and grandmother, and was the sweetest person who always had a smile for everyone she met.
She worked several years at Hine Pharmacy in Zionsville, and later owned and operated the Tree House in Zionsville.
She was a member of the Zionsville United Methodist Church and Whitestown United Methodist Church.
Survivors include sons, Joe (Cheri) McKamey of Zionsville, Tom (Barb) McKamey of Lebanon, Dennis (Teresa) of Thorntown; a daughter, Lucinda (Gary) Horn of Lebanon; grandchildren, Brett (Judi) McKamey of Westfield, Chris (Rhonda) Skomp of Noblesville, Curtis (Mariana) Skomp of Key West, Fla., Sara (Lance) Norman of McKinney, Texas, Stephanie (Chris) Curts of Indianapolis, Travis (Nadine Crawford) Horn of Westfield, and Marc McKamey and Doug McKamey both of Indianapolis; and 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. In addition, Lela was loved by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lela was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Douglas McKamey; and grandson, Wylie Scotten; a brother, Raymond White; and three sisters, Bethel Boyle, Mary Carr and Patricia Schrock.
Family and friends will gather today, Mar. 16, for visitation from 4 until 8 p.m., and funeral services will be held Friday, Mar. 17, at 11 a.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Lela will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on March 15, 2017
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