Edna McCartney Harlan


Edna E. Howard McCartney Harlan, 81, a resident of Elkins, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at the Good Samaritan in Belington.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1936, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Henry and Gladys Whittke Howard.

She was married to Clyde McCartney, who survives; then later married the late Robert “Johnny” Harlan.

Edna has three children, Debbie Jones and fiance, Ronald Dyer (Edna’s cook, chef and buddy) of Elkins, Ricky McCartney and wife, Marie, of North Carolina, and Billy Howard of Texas. She also raised her nephew, from an infant, Eugene Riffe, who preceded her in death. She also has six grandchildren, Dustin McCartney of Elkins, Kendra Markley of Fairmont, Shawn Jones of Virginia, Russell McCartney and wife, Kellie, of Tennessee, and Mackenzie Howard of Texas; wo great grandchildren, Melody Drain of Fairmont and Reid Layton McCartney of Tennessee. Surviving also are several stepchildren, stepgrandchildren and stepgreat grandchildren, all of whom she loved very much. One sister, Pauline England of Ohio; and two very dear friends, Roy and Lois Waybright, who were not just her dear friends, they were like her kids as well. Two grandfur babies, Stinch and Farrah, that sat with her at night and ate with her.

Also preceding her in death were one grandson, Michael McCartney; sisters, Dorothy McCartney, Lucille England, Alberta Riffe and Waneda Howard; and her brothers, Martin Howard, Waldon Howard and Elmer Howard.

She loved to cook, bake, decorate cakes and make crafts, bowl, ride four wheelers, plant and work in her garden. More recently she loved to go to the Senior Center and eat lunch and visit with friends Edna had worked at Kmart prior to her retirement and had also previously worked at Ye Olde Donut Shoppe, Sissi’s Restaurant in Beverly, Nella’s, Hardee’s and Scottie’s, where she was a cook/waitress. She loved to help people in any way she could.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Terry Cannon and the Rev. Roy Waybright will officiate. Interment will follow in the Phillips Cemetery at Jimtown.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Edna E. Howard McCartney Harlan. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.