Katie Lou (Fischer) McCravey was born in Rains County, Texas to Antone and Jessie Fischer on September 30, 1929. On February 1, 2023. She passed peacefully in her apartment in Palestine with family members by her side. She was 93.
Katie was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister, and by her husband of 69 years, Eugene McCravey.
Eugene and Katie ranched in Rains County, and raised two daughters. Katie was passionate about her family and her role as wife, mother and rancher. She was a very engaged grandmother, as well.
She leaves behind daughters Shirley Buford of Tyler and Marian Justiss (and her husband Steven) of Lakeway, Texas. Katie was “Memamma” to granddaughter Katherine Chaffin and “Ganny” to grandsons Joseph and Daniel Justiss. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren: Sean and Seth Chaffin, Noam, Hannah and Shoshana Justiss.
In her later years, Katie was a resident at Windermere Assisted Living in Palestine, Texas. She enjoyed many friendships, was a wiz at playing dominos and participated in all the planned activities. “Ms. Katie” was a darling of the Windermere staff, who appreciated her good humor and attitude of gratitude.
Katie will be laid to rest in a family graveside service in Dunbar Cemetery in Emory, adjacent to her husband and near generations of other family members. She will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Dunbar Cemetery Association. PO Box 962 Emory, Tx 75440.