Donna Lee McCarty McCray

Donna Lee McCarty McCray, 87, of Overland Park, Kansas, peacefully passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born in Mound Valley, Kansas to Clyde McCarty and Ethel Taylor who preceded her in death.

Donna worked for the IRS for 40 years. She lived a full, healthy, and active life living independently and on her own. She was very loved by her family and all who knew her. Her joys in life were her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who all loved and idolized her greatly. She loved traveling the country and Europe with her family and visiting casinos wherever she went.

She was preceded in death by her brother Lawrence McCarty of California, two sisters Clydeen McCarty of Mound Valley, and Margie Peachey of California.

She is survived by sister Carty Bates of Maryland, her children: Stephen (Jamie) McCray of Overland Park, Patty Mayfield of Independence, David (Janet) McCray of Olathe, and John (Mary)  McCray of Albuquerque. She is also survived by her grandchildren Josh (Dawn) McCray, Manny (Jen) McCray, Perry (Kenny) Young, Jennifer Younghans (Shaun Rodriquez), Kristi Younghans (Shane Field), and her great granchildren Liam McCray, Jacob Barrios, Connor Barrios, Kendall Young, Khloe Young, Karson Young, Wally Field and many nieces and nephews.

Her celebration of life will be at a future date and her burial will be in Mound Valley, Kansas.

The family requests contributions to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.




  1. LaVerne Cady on February 28, 2019 at 8:58 am

    My heartfelt condolences to this extraordinary and loving family of my dear friend and former coworker Donna McCray. May God bless and keep you as you go through these difficult times.

    LaVerne Cady

  2. Joyce Erickson on March 1, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Thinking of you Patti, Jenny, Kristi and family during this difficult time. Donna was a fun loving person she leaves the proof behind in you Patti and your girls. I see it in your smiles and happy spirits!! Take care. Let me know if you need anything. Here’s a great big hug for you all. Sending my love.

  3. Randy, Susan & Eliza Ladd on March 1, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    We love you Mary and John and are very sorry that you must go through this difficult time. Please let us know if we can do anything to help.


    Randy, Susan & Eliza

  4. Roxanne And Dan Hatton on March 1, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    So sorry for your families loss. I know you will treasure your memories of Donna. Peace be with you. Dan and Roxanne

  5. Dave and Estelene Ladd on March 2, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, Steve, Patty, David and John. And also Carty for the loss of her sister. We will miss our visits to Kansas City and casino jaunts with Donna and Patty. We had such fun – plus they were great tour guides. Losing a parent is so painful but you have such wonderful memories of your mom, as do we. She was a great lady!!
    Love to you all, Dave and Estelene Ladd

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