Anna Belle Brock McGraw, 94, of Cape Girardeau formerly of Portageville, MO passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept. 11, 1922 in Scrub Ridge, MO, daughter of Dawson Crit and Hattie Ellis Brock. She and V.A. McGraw were married Feb. 17, 1945 in Piggott, AR. He passed away Dec. 28, 1979.

Anna Belle Worked on the family farm along side her husband for many years in Portageville. She later became the owner of the Portageville Cloth Shop. She was a gifted seamstress making garments not only for her family but for many other patrons. She also made alterations for the local dry cleaner. Even though she continued sewing she also became a member of the Experienced Works Program where she was first employed by the Portageville Community Center, Police Department and Portageville School District. After finally retiring in 2006 Anna moved to Cape Girardeau to be with her daughter and son-in-law. Anna Belle was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church where she enjoyed substituting as a teacher for her Sunday school class. She was also active in the sewing group and crochet group at Lynwood until health issues prevented her from participating.

Loving survivors include two daughters; Dr. Martha McGraw of Fredericktown, MO and Marilyn Morgan (Gene) of Cape Girardeau and two sisters; Thelma Brock Koscak of Springfield, MO and Barbara Craft of Austin TX.

Also surviving are three grandchildren; Jason (Kelly) Morgan of Jacksonville, FL, Dr Justin (Dr Kirti Patel) Morgan of Tupelo, MS and Jonathan (Tammy) Morgan of Cape Girardeau, along with five great-grandchildren; Grace, Annabell, Leena, Kiran and Hannah Morgan and Zachary Edmonds that she loved as a great-grandchild as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers; Odell, Cleatus, Johnny and Wayne Brock, and two sisters; Mary Blythe and Louise Kellams.

Friends may call Monday, Feb, 27, 2017 from 5 – 7 pm at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Funeral Home with the Rev Kevin Coffee offiiciating.

Interment will follow in the Portageville Cemetery with graveside rites at 2:00 pm.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Crown Hospice 2858 Professional Court Cape Girardeau, MO 63703


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  1. Marsha Birk

    My condolences to all. I valeted at the Cancer Center and loved her visits. Very special lady.
    God’s blessings
    Marsha Birk

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