OBITUARY

Willie Mae Ewing

April 10, 1930July 10, 2018
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Willie Mae Ewing, 88, of McGregor, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Post Oak Cemetery, Oglesby, Texas with Pastor Mark Cook officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2018 at Cole Funeral Home, McGregor, Texas.

Mrs. Ewing was the oldest daughter of Justin Otto Yell and Mattie Macyl (Tipton) Yell on April 10, 1930 in Sweetwater, Oklahoma. She attended schools in Oklahoma, Arizona, and California. Willie graduated in 1948 from Vega High School in Vega, Texas, and studied for one year at Durhams Business College in Waco. She married Olan Boyd Ewing on November 15, 1948 in Childress, Texas. Willie was a homemaker and employed by Green Thumb, Rocketdyne, and Hercules, and retired from Hercules in 1989. She was a member of Coryell Community Church in Gatesville, a member of the McGregor Chapter 427 Order of the Eastern Star from 1977 to 2011, loved sewing and horseback riding, and was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Willie was preceded in death by her husband, Olan Boyd Ewing; her eldest son A.B. “Rusty” Ewing; and brothers, Doyle Yell, Wayne Yell, and J.C. Yell.

Mrs. Ewing is survived by her son, Lynn Ewing and wife, Lou, of McGregor; daughters, Bobbye Dale Owen and husband, Steve, of Gatesville, Patricia Howard and husband, Charles, of Temple; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Jessie Fae Kinsey and husband, Marion, of Amarillo, Connie Sue Nicholson, of Oglesby, and Gayla June Causey, of Brazoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mark Cook African Ministries, African Fund, ℅ First Baptist Church, Oglesby, Texas 76561. Willie was a loving supporter of Pastor Cook’s ministry and donations would mean a great deal to her.

  • FAMILY

  • Willie was preceded in death by her husband, Olan Boyd Ewing; her eldest son A.B. “Rusty” Ewing; and brothers, Doyle Yell, Wayne Yell, and J.C. Yell.

    Mrs. Ewing is survived by her son, Lynn Ewing and wife, Lou, of McGregor; daughters, Bobbye Dale Owen and husband, Steve, of Gatesville, Patricia Howard and husband, Charles, of Temple; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Jessie Fae Kinsey and husband, Marion, of Amarillo, Connie Sue Nicholson, of Oglesby, and Gayla June Causey, of Brazoria.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Willie Mae Ewing

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Ronny Bredemeyer

July 13, 2018

I'm sure that I must have met Mrs. Ewing when I lived in McGregor. I used to be neighbors with the late ''Rusty'' Ewing, and lived/worked in McGregor for 20 years(1969-1989). But I'm very sorry to see/read of her passing!! She was a very nice Christian person from what I just saw/read!! Thoughts/Condolences/Prayers to her Family and many friends!! May GOD be with 'each' of you now and in the days to come!!

Beverly Place Bell

July 13, 2018

So sorry to learn of Willie's passing. She and my mother, Joyce Place Murphy, were very good friends and had many laughs and good times through the years. God bless her family.

Nancy Bradley

July 12, 2018

Willie was a character, a strong and was firm and focused but was also the joy in the room. Her laughter was contagious. We all loved Willie at Hercules. She was never afraid to work, she loved her family and left a trail of love that Bobbye and Poet continue to display. Willie's spirit will remain with all of us that loved her. Thank you Lord for sharing Willie with us. Richard and Nancy Bradley.

Bobbye Owen

July 12, 2018

I have so many wonderful memories of my Mom that I couldn’t even begin to name them all, but I just want to say that I will miss her so much-I’ll miss our canasta games, I’ll miss her wonderful contagious smile and laugh so much!! My only comfort is knowing that she is in a better place now-with our Lord and Saviour-and has no more pain!!! I love you ,Mom!!!

Ray and Nancy McEmroe

July 11, 2018

Willie was a very special lady I have known her since I was a little girl. Ray and I will miss her very much.You are all in our prayers.

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