ARLINGTON -- Dorothy Elaine Binkley, 78, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away surrounded by her family Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Mansfield. Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, the Rev. Bobby Bridges officiating. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Elaine was born Feb. 28, 1937, in Cushing, Okla., to Willie O'Neal Cook and Lela Blanche Macy Cook. She was raised in Cushing and Blackwell, Okla., and attended Oklahoma A&M. An Arlington resident since 1958, she was a member of First United Methodist Church. Elaine was one of the founders of the Arlington Girls Clubs and a member of the Arlington Woman's Club. She enjoyed sewing. Survivors: Husband of 59 years and nine months, Leslie L. Binkley; son, Steven L. Binkley and wife, Cathy; daughter, Vicki Binkley Whitehead and husband, Ron; brother, Wendell Cook; grandchildren, Franklin Binkley, Ryan Whitehead and wife, Amanda, Samuel Binkley and wife, Courtney, Rachel Trevino and husband, Gary, Nicholas Binkley and wife, Catherine; and seven great-grandchildren. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Binkley – Elaine’s – passing. She was a dear friend of my entire family, and just thinking about her sly humor makes me smile. She was a treasure and will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to Les, Steve and Vicki, and their respective families, and you should know that many of us share your sorrow, but also your fond memories of Elaine. Love, James

  2. Les, Steve, Vicki and the entire Bink Family.

    Words are difficult, but I want you to know I’ve been thinking about all of you during this difficult time. We have lots of memories and Elaine played a special role in the making of those memories. We had a special group and the mom’s were the glue of our youth. Elaine is safe in the arm’s of Jesus and he supports us as well. Bless, your friend Grover Cribbs.

  3. Steve,
    Haven’t seen you in a while. Sorry to hear about your mom, may she rest in peace.
    God Bless you and all your family in this difficult time.
    Jimmy Moore

  4. Les, Steve, Cathy, Vicki, Ron and families,
    We are sorry to hear about Elaine’s death. We send our love and prayers at this difficult time. Elaine was a wonderful Lady, She scattered sunshine everywhere she went.She loved people and made everyone feel so welcomed and loved!!
    Les, you and Elaine raised a great family. You are a great team. Your family was the most important thing to Elaine. She was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We love you all. Love Ken and Diane Holmes

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