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Marcia Lorine Chewning

Funeral service for Marcia Lorine Chewning, 75 of Greenville, TX is scheduled for 1 P.M. Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel in Quitman, TX with Rev. Keefe Cropper officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:30 A.M. until service time on Thursday.

Marcia was born September 14, 1942 in Moline, IL to Herbert Hillary Tyler and Goldie Lucille Ester Starkey and died August 27, 2018 in Greenville, TX. She moved from Illinois to Irving, TX with her family at a young age and attended school in Irving, TX, graduating in 1960. Marcia attended Mountain View Community College and later earned her B. S. degree and Masters of Education from North Texas State University in Denton, TX. She was an elementary school teacher for 26 years for Irving Independent School District, a member at the Quitman First United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star in Grand Prairie,TX Chapter 219.

Survivors include Sons: Richard H. Chewning, Arlington, TX and William B. Chewning, Grand Prairie, TX; Daughter Brenda K. Rutledge, Greenville, TX; seven grandchildren; Rebecca, Jessica, Brantley, Preston and Hunter Chewning, Cheyenne and Nicole Rutledge and seven great grandchildren.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Quitman First United Methodist Church or charity of your choice.

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Lowe Funeral Home
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    Quitman, Texas 75783

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Mrs. Chewning became a very big part of my life when I moved from Mission, Tx to Irving when I was 8 yrs old and she became my 3rd grade teacher at John Haley Elementary. She was the Best Teacher anyone could ever have. When we moved back home before the school year ended she gave me her address and since then I have kept communicating with her with phone calls and letters. Her parent even came to visit me when they would come down as Winter Visitors. We have been communicating for 34 years...she inspired me to become a teacher myself and she would call me every year before the school year started to wish me a Great Year. I am in tears as I write this because I will not get that phone call anymore. I will surely, deeply miss My Favorite Teacher. I know that I have an angel in heaven who will guide me through my school years as a teacher. I Love You Mrs. Chewning.

Cynthia Perez Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM

Marcia and I have been friends since we were in the 7th grade. A small group (Marcia Tyler, Cathie Perkins, Anna Gilbreath), and I have continued those friendships for all these years. We especially enjoyed many activities, one of which were our Friday night slumber parties. The ones at the Tyler home were the very best. I was an only child so it was always fun to get to be included in Tyler family activity. You always felt you belonged with Marcia, her 2 sisters, Eilene, and Lila Fern, and Mr. & Mrs. Tyler. Marcia will be missed by us, however she certainly will never be fortgotten.

Marjorie Hoyle McCown Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM

Marica and Bob became a part of our extended family 25+ years ago, when our children married each other. We enjoyed watching as our three shared grandsons grew from infants to manhood, and then three great grandsons came along to enlighten our life, we shared holidays together and visits at the farm and many long conversations over the years. She will be missed, but she is resting in the arms of her loved ones that went before her.

Judy Bean Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM

I miss you! Luv, Susan

Susan Chewning Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM