Florence M. McGraw, 62, of Hendersonville passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at Elizabeth House. A native of Yancy County, she lived in Henderson County most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Ed and Bertha King Wheeler. She was a quality control technician with Shorewood Packaging for the past twelve years, and attended Hendersonville Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include her loving husband of forty-three years, Joel McGraw; a son Michael J. McGraw and his wife Pam of Richmond, VA; a daughter, Lisa L. Coomer and her husband Brian of Mars Hill; two sisters, Frances Quinn and her husband Joe of Etowah, Betty Freeman of Dana; four grandsons, Michael C. McGraw, Steven J. McGraw, Jesse Coomer, Issac Coomer; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 4:30 pm Sunday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary. Mr. Joe Quinn and Mrs. W. H. Gentry will officiate. Entombment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Guests may sign a register book at www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dear Joel and Family I am so so sorry for your loss. Florance was a wonderful woman. It has been years since I saw all you guys but the memories that we all have shared will always be in my heart. If theres anything I can do for you please please let me know. I love and miss you all. My prayers and thoughts are with each and every one of you. Mom(ginnybo) and Mike Matheson also send there love.
I know Karen McGraw, her neice. I feel that God has called her home and she is in a better place. My thoughts and prayers to the family of Florence. She will truly be missed by those who loved her.
You are prayers… Love you, Missy
So sorry for your loss. Sabrina and Mark Lynch
I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts. Just take it one day at a time and if you need to just one minute at a time. Let’s stay in touch. Love you all, Tammy
WE ARE SORRY FOR YOU LOSS AND WE ARE THINKING ABOUT YOU.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
Joel, I am so sorry that I can not be there with you and your family today. I am there in spirit. At the appropriate time (3:30 Central time), I came to my computer and read her obit again and read the guestbook. This is my way for being with you today. If you need anything at all, please call me or email. You can always reach me through Foy, anytime. Love you bunches and God Bless you always.
Pam and Mike,
Heaven is healing…. those words give such comfort when we loose someone we love so much to sickness. You know that when Florence closed her eyes to this world she opened them to Jesus outstreched arms. There is no sickness there… God bless, Staci
Florence and I shared a friendship in grammar school that will never be forgotten. She is a very special person. I loved her comment to her family, “What’s all the fuss about?, I’m going to heaven.” What comfort that is to all of us who know that we will see her again in a land with no death, pain or heartaches. My prayers are with you all at this time. It is never easy to give up one that is so loved. God bless you all and my you find the peace that passeth all understanding that comes from Him. Love you all, Gerri
We know that now Florence is in a better place and will be smiling down on all of the family with a loving heart. May you all feel the peace of God’s blessings and the knowledge that she is free of pain and suffering.