Louise Stacey McGrath, 90, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 in Hendersonville, NC.
Louise was born to William Osborne Stacey and Annie Bell Norville Stacey. She was the granddaughter of William Gamewell and Pricilla Scoggins Stacey and John Palmer and Margaret Weber Norville of Rutherford County.
Louise had seven brothers and three sisters. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Walter T. Stacey, O. Hicks Stacey, Cornelius C. Stacey, William W. Stacey, Thomas Edward Stacey, Raymond S. Stacey and A. Linwood Stacey; and sisters, Carrie S. Doggett, Edna S. Pryor and Elizabeth S. Bullard.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Chris McGrath of Hendersonville, NC; three grandchildren, Laura Grooms and spouse, Kevin Grooms of Kansas City, MO., Brian McGrath and spouse, Amber McGrath of Simpsonville, SC and Dr. Scott McGrath and spouse, Dr. Ashlee McGrath of Providence, RI; and five great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Holden Grooms, Madison and Lily McGrath, and Ethan McGrath.
Louise grew up in Rutherford County. After attending business school in Greensboro, she returned to work at Rutherford Hospital. Later she worked as an administrative assistant to Frank Stratford, CPA and ended her career as the owner of Louise McGrath Real Estate.
Louise had many interests. She enjoyed international travel and made many trips abroad with her friends at Isothermal. Civic duties such as serving on boards and committees were very important to her. She was the chairman of the planning committee for the Bicentennial Celebration for the Town of Rutherforton. Also, she was very involved at First United Methodist Church and participated in many activities.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Rutherfordton on Saturday, May 12th. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services in the church.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Rutherfordton, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC, 28139.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or to Po Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
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