Betty McElderry

Longtime Oklahoma Democratic Party figure and Purcell icon Betty McElderry died July 26.

Funeral services for the Purcell resident will be Saturday at Wilson-Little Funeral Home.

Mrs. McElderry served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention 10 times and  in 1981 was named Outstanding Democratic Woman.

Locally, Mrs. McElderry was a charter member, former Trustee and Past President of the Purcell Public School Foundation.

She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church and served that church in various capacities over the years.

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