Mrs. Euva Carraway, age 88, of Murray, Kentucky died, Thursday, August 4, 2022, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray.
Born September 13, 1933, to James M. Parker and Ruth Cathey Parker in Murray, Kentucky. The family moved to Highland Park Michigan in 1943 then back to Murray in 1949 where she graduated from Murray High School in 1950. After graduation she married Noby Carraway August 5, 1950, in Murray. In 1955 they bought a farm in the Penny Community of Calloway County and together with their son Steve and later their daughter-in-law Freda they worked together until Noby passed away and later Euva retired. She was an active partner in the business. During that time, she also worked a few years at the Murray Calloway County Hospital as a unit secretary and later as admitting supervisor.
Euva loved "critters" of all kinds. If a stray was hungry, needed a home or other special needs she provided that for them. During the winter month with snow on the ground the birds would be provided with food and water in her back yard.
She loved being outside. She especially enjoyed mowing, landscaping, tending to flowers and gardening. She was a long time Alabama football fan and later Clemson football and for many years U.K. Basketball. She enjoyed Southern Gospel Music and 1950 – 1960 era of Country Music. She was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Noby Carraway; Grandson, Craig Stephen Carraway; Grandparents Luther and Minnie Parker, George and Gertie Cathey; Mother-in-law and Father-in-law Leo and Hollis Carraway; Brothers-in-law, Joe Carraway, Ralph Carraway and Harold Jones.
She is survived by her daughter, Amy M. Carraway: Son, Steve and wife Freda; Granddaughter, Amanda Beth Phillips and husband Jay; Great grandchildren, Jaelyn Phillips, Preston Payne Carraway and Hannah Grace Carraway; Sisters-in-law, Linda Faye Jones of Carrollton, Texas, Carolyn Carraway and Sue Carraway; Several nieces, nephews and cousins and many dear friends that were like family.
The things that she quoted often "Nothing's simple" and "Everybody is dealing with something".
Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022. John Dale, Steven Hunter and Garry Evans will officiate with burial to follow in the South Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2022.
Donations may be made to the Murray-Calloway County Animal Shelter, 81 Shelter Lane, Murray, Kentucky 42071 or the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071
Online condolences can be made at, www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com