Mae Louise (Elva) McCracken

August 20, 1926April 24, 2018

Mae Louise McCracken (Elva), age 91, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Heritage Inn Nursing Home.

She was born on August 20, 1926 in Benham, Kentucky to Robert and Mary (Elliott) Harris. Mae attended school in Benham and graduated from high school in 1945. She went on to graduate from Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky with an associate’s degree in secretarial science.

On November 16, 1950, she married Terrell Hale McCracken. Mae was the first women to work as a secretary for International Harvester in Benham, Kentucky. After moving to Dayton, Mae worked for the WVUD Radio Station at the University of Dayton and was active in Fairhaven Church.

She is survived and sorely missed by her daughter, Terrye Stoltz (Randy); son, Mark McCracken (Julie); grandchildren, Brandon, Jessica, Sara and Drew; and great-grandchildren, Michael, Nathan, June, Jay and Jean.

Visitation will be held at Hart Funeral Home in Corbin, Kentucky on Sunday, April 29th at 11:30 AM. The funeral service will be held immediately following at 1:00 PM.

Burial will be in Gray Cemetery in Corbin, Kentucky.

Please visit our online memorial at to sign the guest book and share fond memories with the McCracken family.

The obituary is provided courtesy of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.


  • Terrye Stoltz (Randy), Daughter
  • Mark McCracken (Julie), Son
  • Terrell Hale McCracken, Husband
  • Robert Harris, Father
  • Mary Elliott Harris, Mother
  • Mrs. McCracken also leaves four grandchildren, Brandon, Jessica, Sara and Drew and five great-grandchildren, Michael, Nathan, June, Jay and Jean to cherish her memory.


  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Burial Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mae Louise (Elva) McCracken

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Jennifer La ier

April 28, 2018

I had the privilege to know Ms Mae for 2 years. I will miss her greatly. She always had a kind word, more like funny comment every time you saw her. Very sweet lady and really LOVED her chick filet on Wednesday. And Ms Julie better not try to sneak in a substitute. God has gained another angel for sure. My heart is sad. Be strong family and know that she is in heaven now. Love you Ms Mae. Rest in peace. 😔