Cleo Ival McKaughan

Cleo Ival McKaughan

Cleo Ival McKaughan, 78, of Mannford, Okla., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at his home with his loving wife, Wauleah.   He was born in Glencoe, Okla., to Howard and Lena McKaughan and lived all his life in Oklahoma.

Ival loved the great outdoors. He took great pride in working in his yard.   He worked hard to restore the beauty of his property after the ice storm of 2007 and the Mannford fire of 2012.  He worked for Snap-On Tools for 21 years where he received many sales awards. He was an exceptional athlete in high school where he excelled in basketball. He was valedictorian of the Quay High School Class of 1954 and earned an associate’s degree in business from Draughan’s Business School.

Ival and Wauleah were caretakers for his mother, Lena McKaughan, after the death of his father, Howard McKaughan. Ival also assisted Wauleah in caring for her father, Walter before his death and was continuing to help care for Wauleah’s mother, Ruth Rutherford, up to his passing.

Ival met and married the love of his life, Wauleah, on Jan. 3, 1958. They shared their love for each other for more than 56 years. Ival was very proud of his two daughters, Bernice Marzec and husband, Jeff, and Barbara George and husband, Rocky. He took great joy in his four grandchildren, Doug George and wife, Erica, Daryl George, Sean Marzec and Denise Marzec. He had one great-grandchild, Evan George.  He is also survived by his three brothers, Clifford McKaughan and wife, Lois, Jim McKaughan and wife, June, and Harold McKaughan; and one sister, Flossie (McKaughan) Focht. Ival is also survived by his sister-in-law, Katy Purcell and husband, Owen. He was also surrounded by other special relatives, such as Linda McKaughan, as well as his many loving nieces, nephews and other friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Lena McKaughan; his brother, Gilbert McKaughan; his sister, Laverne (McKaughan) Reese; father-in-law, Walter Lee Rutherford; and sister-in-law, June Lawson.

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