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Viola Mae McEwen, age 88, of Quincy, Illinois, formerly of Novelty, Missouri died Friday, August 8, 2008, at Sunset Home in Quincy, Illinois.
She was born August 2, 1920, near Novelty, Missouri, the daughter of Albert Dewey and Elmira Evaline Turner Snow.
On August 7, 1938, she was united in marriage to James Meredith McEwen at LaPlata, Missouri and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1984.
Viola was also preceded in death by her parents, one son James Meredith McEwen, Jr., one granddaughter, Stacie McEwen and one brother, Rodney Snow.
Surviving are two sons, Gary Merle McEwen and wife Marlene of Quincy, Illinois, Terry Marvin McEwen and wife Barb of Quincy, Illinois, seven grandchildren, Tammy Hagerty and husband Tom, James Timothy McEwen, Tony McEwen and wife Teri, Todd McEwen, Troy McEwen, Melissa Runser and husband Randy, and Kristi Phillips and husband James, three step-grandchildren, Leanne Smith and husband Larry, James Broeker and wife Christine, and Tracy Broeker, thirteen great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Viola received her education near Novelty, Missouri. She was baptized in the Novelty Christian Church October 4, 1936, and was presently a member of the Grand View Baptist Church in Quincy, Illinois.
Viola has resided in Quincy, Illinois the past fifty-six years where she had been employed at J.H. Miller Manufacturing, Quincy Paper Box and Quincy Ramada Inn.
Viola enjoyed traveling, crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2008, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend Jamie Franke officiated the services. Burial was in Park View Memorial Gardens in Kirksville, Missouri.
Music was provided by Jim Lincoln and Cindy Ballard, vocalist and Marilyn Lincoln, organist.
Casket bearers were James McEwen, Tony McEwen, Todd McEwen, Troy McEwen, C. Von Snow and Tyler McEwen.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Viola Mae McEwen may be made to the Cherry Box Cemetery. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.