Sister Eartha Jean Hornbeak-McKelphin was born in Burneyville, Oklahoma on February 5, 1948 to the parents of Askew and Deloris Hornbeak.
She attended Turner High School in Burneyville, Oklahoma.
She was a faithful worker in the church until her health failed her. Her faithful husband Herbert McKelphin made a vow to the Lord and it was carried out until death.
Eartha is preceded in death by her parents: Askew and Deloris Hornbeak, sister: Lillie Rose Gaines, brothers: Frank M. Hornbeak and Walter Hornbeak.
She leaves to mourn a loving and caring husband: Herbert McKelphin; a loving, faithful and devoted son: Steve Smith; sisters: Bertha Caro of Dallas, TX,
Dorothy Hardin of Garland, TX, Ella Huff (Rev. Samuel Huff) of Tishomingo, OK, Stella Hornbeak of Marietta, OK; brother: James Hornbeak of Denver, CO;
3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Steve, I know it must be hard to loose your mom. I'm so sorry your mom, my Aunt and Hebert your wife is gone. My heart goes out to you Steve and Hebert.
I'll forever love my Aunt, I'll never forget you Aunt Eartha, especially tour smile and laughter. You were such a sweet person but God has better plans for you. Now, you can rest in peace for sure. I'll always love you and never forget all our memories. You can play Bingo in heaven now. Love you Aunt Eartha!
Loquitta HowardGarland, TX
Emily HarrellOdessa, TX
Steve I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing person with so much love for others. She will be missed greatly.
Johnny HarrellOdessa, TX
My thoughts goes out to the family she was a great aunt Eartha always had a smile on her face one thing i will miss of her is her butter roll pie.hang in there Stevie good mother that will be miss.
Randy GainesGainesville, TX