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In Loving Memory

Naomi Ruth (Schaffer) McGrew

May 4, 1935 – -May 28, 2021

Naomi R. McGrew, 86, passed away at her home on Friday, May 28, 2021.  She was born in Uniontown, Kentucky on May 4, 1935 and has been a resident of Webster since 1977.  Naomi was an Air Force wife for over 20 years, taking full responsibility of caring for the house and family through three and a half years of her husband's overseas assignments.

Mrs. McGrew worked in food service at the junior high school in Dickinson for several years before working at U of H Clear Lake, where she retired in 2000.  Naomi loved to cook and putting on a big Sunday dinner for all the family was her greatest passion.  She enjoyed crafts and was very active in the craft shows at local churches for several years.

Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and five brothers.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, William McGrew; daughter, Donna K. Bailey of Houston; son, William S. McGrew and his wife Carol of Friendswood; sister, Adeline Price of Buchanan, West Virginia; 4 grandsons and 1 great granddaughter.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200, with Rev. Jerry Stark officiating.  She will be laid to rest at Houston National Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the McGrew family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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5 thoughts on “Naomi Ruth (Schaffer) McGrew”

  1. Bill, Donna and Steve,
    My heart hurts for all of you. I'm happy that she is in a better place but sad for the loss of this wonderful lady.
    My prayers go out to all of you. I'm just sorry I can't be with you on Thursday.

    Karen Gross

  2. Heather (Diekmann) Hurley

    Uncle Bill, Donna, and Steve,
    I'm so sorry for all of you. Aunt Naomi was such a kind person and I'm sorry for the loss you're going through right now.

  3. Although I only met her at our church's bazaar, she was always upbeat and happy and encouraging. I am sure there is a party to welcome her in heaven. She will be missed.

    Jody Bores

  4. David Thomason

    Am so sorry for your loss. Sending Prayers of strength and embracing love to to the family.
    David Thomason and Family

  5. Dear McGrew Family – I met Ms. Naomi back in 1995 when I arrived at UHCL for my second job fresh out of grad school. I'm still here and the reason I share that is because many of us "old-timers" still fondly remember and talk about Ms. Naomi and her famous pancakes! Oh my gosh she made the best pancakes and even though I had already grabbed something from home on my way in, I'd often go get a second breakfast from Ms. Naomi! She was always fun to talk to and she always made the cafeteria feel like home because she was there talking to you while she was doing her thing on the grill. It was a sad day when the university contracted dining services out and the day she retired. I've never had a pancake like that again. Ms. Naomi will always be one of my favorite UHCL memories. May God bless you and your family.

    Very Sincerely,
    David Rachita
    Dean of Students
    University of Houston – Clear Lake

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Friendswood, Texas 77546
281.992.7200

 

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281.992.7200

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