Donald Joe McElhany - age 67, of rural Miami, died Aug 31, 2000, at a Joplin Missouri hospital. Paul Thomas funeral home, Miami.
a photo, of Joplin Missouri, formerly of Miami, died Thursday, Aug 31, 2000, at St. John's Regional Medical Center of Joplin Missouri, after an illness. He was 67. Mr. McElhany was born Jan 18, 1933, in rural Ottawa county Oklahoma, to Joe McElhany and Letha Hollis McElhany. He had lived in Joplin for the past four years, moving there from rural Miami. Mr. McElhany was a retired Oklahoma State Highway Patrolman, having served with the patrol for 22? years. He had also been employed with B. F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company and had been a rancher in Ottawa county for several years. He was united in marriage to Betty June Martin, Jun 20, 1952, in Commerce Oklahoma. She survives. Paul Thomas funeral home, Miami. Burial at Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens cemetery, east of Miami.