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Mary Willa Rogers Gaw
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1923
Pike County
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2010
Pike County
Missouri, USA

Mary Willa Gaw, 87, of Bowling Green died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday (today) at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with the Rev. Randall Cone officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery near Bowling Green.

Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.

She was born April 22, 1923 in rural Cyrene, the daughter of Claude Sumner and Christina Auvergne Bowen Rogers.

She lived there until her marriage to Wayne Gaw on Nov. 8, 1952. They were married in Harrison Arkansas.

They then lived on their farm in rural Cyrene. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1998. She then moved to Bowling Green.

Survivors include one brother, Bowen Rogers; one sister-in-law, Agnes Gaw; one brother-in-law, Otto Edmond, all of Bowling Green; 18 nieces and nephews; 33 great-nieces and nephews and 32 great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Rogers, two sisters, Ruth Edmond and Naomi Froling; one brother-in-law, Billy Gaw and one great-niece, Christy Edmond.

Mrs. Gaw was an active member, deacon, elder and past Sunday School Teacher at Antioch Presbyterian Church. She was a long time volunteer at Bowling Green Hope Center and Bowling Green Hi-Rise/Pike Nutrition Center.

She was an avid gardener and reader. She was skilled at handwork and enjoyed crocheting baby blankets and afghans and sewing quilts for her nephews, nieces and their children and grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed by her family, Bowling Green High School Class of 1941 and her group of friends that met weekly for coffee.

Serving as pallbearers were Darrell Gaw, Ed Gaw, David Rogers, James Edmond, Richard Edmond and Jerry Edmond. Honorary pallbearers were Deryl Edmond, Robert Froling and Karl Froling.

Memorials may be made to the Hope Center, Bowling Green Alumni Association or Antioch Cemetery.

Family links: 
  Claude Sumner Rogers (1897 - 1977)
  Christina Auvergne Bowen Rogers (1896 - 1972)
  Wayne J. Gaw (1924 - 1998)*
  Bowen Allen Rogers (1921 - 2012)*
  Mary Willa Rogers Gaw (1923 - 2010)
  Ruth K. Rogers Edmond (1929 - 2004)*
  Naomi Claudene Rogers Froling (1932 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Antioch Cemetery
Pike County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Chad Kendell
Record added: Nov 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100664754
Mary Willa <i>Rogers</i> Gaw
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Mary Willa <i>Rogers</i> Gaw
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