Skip to content

Rosemary McGraw Gnadt

Mrs. William J. Gnadt died July 3, 2005, of cancer at St. Joe Manor in Bonne Terre. She had been a resident of Bonne Terre since 1950. She was born September 28, 1914, in Elvins, Missouri to William A. and Osa (Smith) McGraw. She was married June 5, 1938, to William J. (Bill) Gnadt who preceded her in death in 1974. A brother, William A. McGraw, Jr. of Independence, Missouri preceded her in death in 1987.

Mrs. Gnadt began her teaching career as the first kindergarten teacher in the Flat River Public Schools in 1935. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bonne Terre.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda (Mrs. David Daugherty) of Bonne Terre, two sons, Larry Gnadt (and Paulette) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Stephen (and Myra) of Columbia, Maryland, along with eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 5 between 5-8 p.m. at C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Funeral Services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at Boyer Funeral Home and entombment in St. Francois Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to the Bonne Terre Memorial Library.

Leave a Comment