Lora McGrew

Lora Louise (Watkins) McGrew of Caddo, Okla., passed away peacefully on July 19, 2022, at the age of 81. Lora was born on September 23, 1940, in Seminole, Okla., to Vance Calvin Watkins and Inez Pearl (Daniel) Watkins. She married the love of her life Joe Charles McGrew on June 12, 1958, in Caddo.

Lora worked for 27 years as a clerk for the Employers Casualty Insurance Company before retiring. She was involved in her community serving in civic and cemetery clubs. Lora enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, knitting, sewing, cross stitch, and baking. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Caddo, Okla., and taught Sunday School in the Children’s Department.

She is survived by her brothers: Richard Watkins of Caddo, Okla., Jimmy Watkins and his wife Mona of Pottsboro, Texas, David Watkins and his wife Linda of Carrolton, Texas, and Billy Watkins and his wife Faye of Caddo, Okla.; and sisters, Betty Whiting of Burleson, Texas and Judy Ellis and her husband Daniel of Caddo, Oklahoma.

Lora is preceded in death by her parents, Vance Calvin and Inez Pearl Watkins; husband, Joe McGrew, and brothers, Andy, Harold, and Donald Watkins.

Family hour for Lora will be held Monday, August 1, 2022, from 7-8 p.m. at Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home. Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Caddo, Okla., with Reverend John Kinsey officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral service at the Gethsemane Cemetery in Caddo, Okla.

Funeral services under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home 121 N. Fifth Ave. in Durant.

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