Date of birth: May 7, 1923.
Parents: James and Annie Barganier.
Siblings: Elizabeth, Merle, Pearl and Betty all reside in California. Virginia lives in Youngstown, and Edweena, Ruby Kate and Oliver are deceased.
Spouse: Richard M. McElroy, deceased. They were married in 1946 in Youngstown.
Children: Victoria A. McElroy of Youngstown; Deborah L. McElroy of Virginia Beach, Va.; Jerome (Jake) McElroy of Philadelphia; and Lorraine McElroy Andrews of Patterson, Calif. Delores Jewel and Richard (Butch) McElroy are deceased.
Education: Youngstown public schools.
Employment: Mahoning County Nursing Home, from where she retired in 1989, and the Mahoning County Board of Elections.
Memberships: Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church for more than 60 years, its Women’s Missionary Society and the NAACP.
Sewing, crafts: Mrs. McElroy enjoyed these hobbies and has passed the skills on to her daughters.
May 5: The family celebrated her birthday at a banquet.
Today: A reception is taking place from noon to 2 p.m. at her home; friends, neighbors and her church family are invited.