Mary Evelyn Colebank McNair, 88, of Morgantown, went to live with Jesus on Monday morning, April 17, 2017, at her home surrounded by her four daughters and a great-granddaughter. She went to Heaven one month and three days after her beloved husband, James E. McNair. They never wanted to be separated while on Earth, and it seems as though Jesus felt they should be together in Heaven as well.
She was also reunited with her parents, Dale and Dora Colebank; siblings Melvin Colebank and wife Elsie, Loretta Walls and husband Guy, Betty Colebank, and Glenn Colebank; and a precious 4-year old great-niece, Elizabeth (Beth) Amandus.
Mary was born on December 11, 1928, in Morgantown, WV, and graduated from University High School and Morgantown Business College. Mary worked in business administration, spent 12 years working as a cook for the Monongalia County Board of Education, and spent many years as a homemaker.
Mary was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and special aunt. She loved spending time with her family, and especially enjoyed her great-grandchildren in her later years. A phrase often used to describe her is that she was a kind, loving, gentle soul. She was the matriarch of her family and always put everyone else’s needs before herself. Her home was always filled with family and surrounded with beautiful flowers.
She was dearly loved by her daughters and sons-in-law Becky and Kenny Goodwin, Betty Ann and Mike Robey, Cathy and Paul Ingle, and Pam and Cy Logar; a special niece and nephew, Sandy and Harlan Amandus; her grandchildren (who lovingly called her Granny), Eric Goodwin, Greg Goodwin and wife Cindy, Amanda Smith and husband Wes, Alex Robey and wife Janelle, Brian Logar and wife Amy, and John Logar and wife Jody; and her thirteen great-grandchildren, Bailey, Cierra, Braydon, Kyra, Skylar, Jake, Tristan, Michael, Zanna, Raina, Sam, Talan, and Spencer.
Although her daughters are heartbroken to lose both parents within such a short period of time, they are comforted by the thought of such a grand, joyous reunion in Heaven. A special thank you goes to Milton and Frances McNair, Marty Ingle, and Paul and Carolyn Smith for their continued love and support.
Family and friends will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., on Thursday, April 20, from 4-7 pm, and on Friday, April 21, from 1pm until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm, with Pastor John Sommers officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Union Cemetery.