Mary E. Graves

Mary Graves, 69, passed away February 17, 2019 at her residence in Temple.

Service Information: A memorial service will be held at 1PM Friday, March 1, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Mary was born in Wills Point, Texas on February 8, 1950 to Raymond and Mary (Seale) McDowell. Mary attended Lake Shore Church of Christ and was a lifetime member of PTA. She worked and retired as a Community Development Specialist with the USDA.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond McDowell; husband, Joe Graves; brother, Raymond Louis McDowell; and great-granddaughter, Lynnly Brooks.

Survivors include her children, J. Kelly Clawson and husband, Jeremy and D. Kent Collier and wife, Beverly;  and grandchildren, Cody Brooks and wife, Brittany, Zachary Brooks, Bryan Collier and wife, Yazzy, Joseph Tanner Graves and wife, Mary, Brynna Brooks, Kynzie Collier, Riley Clawson and Hannah Clawson. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren; her mother, Mary Seale; siblings, Elaine Whisenhunt and husband, David, Carol Baker and husband, Jerry, and Jerry Smith and wife, Beverly; and special friends, Tom Hamilton and Lorena Lightfoot.

Mary wanted to thank the staff of Texas Home Health Hospice, Tammy, Stacey, and Dr. David Fedro for their care during her time of need.

Memorials may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Road SW # 205, Lilburn, GA 30047.

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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

  2. Mary was a good friend to me,. I hated to see her leave Lake Shore Estates. Mary was kind and loved people. She loved her family and talked about them all the time. She loved Zachary so much. She loved it when he came to see her. She did not like to have people see her when she was in so much pain. I love you Mary and I know you are with Joe and you feel complete again. I will miss you my dear friend but this is not good bye it is, see you later I know you are going to be with Joe where you have wanted to be ever since I have known you we will meet again where there is only peace and no pain. Love Carolyn

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