Elsie Lucille Wright McKee

HERSEY — Elsie Lucille Wright McKee, 94, of Hersey, died Oct. 15, 2011, at her home in Green Township, Mecosta County.

Elsie was born Nov. 10, 1916, in Moxahala, Ohio to Charles Martin and Mary Jane Wright Martin. She graduated from River Rouge High School.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Rivier of Jacksonville, Fla., Richard H. Rivier of Snowflake, Ariz., and Keith McKee of Jacksonville, Fla.; four daughters, Pamela Phillips of Hersey, Karen (Jim) Todd of Gladwin, Robin McKee of Reed City, and Melody June Julio of Belleville; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. McKee was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert McKee in 2002; three sons, first born son, son Daniel Rivier, son Timothy J. McKee; and one brother, Charles Martin.

Mrs. McKee’s mother, Mary Jane Wright Martin, was a first cousin to Orville and Wilber Wright.

The family wanted special thanks given to Hospice of Michigan and dear friend Lila Shafer.

Mrs. McKee owned a horse ranch was active in the 4-H Club and also enjoyed gardening, flowers, fixing homes and Bunko Club.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, 4151 Wild Turkey Trail, Reed City, MI. Visitation is from noon until the time of service. A luncheon will follow at the Reed City VFW Hall. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family.

Arrangements handled by Corey Funeral Home, Inc.