Mary Frances (Frankie) Cater Greever, 85, died Jan. 19 in McKinney. She received her bachelor’s degree from Furman University in 1953. While pursuing a master’s degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, she met Jack Greever. They married Jan. 15, 1956, at First Baptist Church in Easley, S.C. Her career as an educator spanned 40-plus years. She spent the early years of her career in the classroom as a history and English teacher. After completing a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University in 1975, she combined her love of reading, working with young people and education to work as a library media specialist at two Irving junior high schools. Retiring from the Irving school district in 1998 allowed the Greers to participate in the passions they both shared—travelling and student ministries. She was a founding member of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, enjoyed volunteering weekly as an ambassador of DFW Airport more than 15 years and served annually at the Dallas Children’s Hospital Christmas event. She was preceded in death by her sister, Peg Hamrick. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jack, of McKinney; sons, Charles L. Greever, and his wife, Carrie, of Decatur, and Mike Greever and his wife, Tami, of North Little Rock, Ark.; daughter, Rebecca L. Oaxaca, and her husband, Harvey, of McKinney; five grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and sisters, Lynn Thomas of Monet, Mo., and Mayme Hunt of Vero Beach, Fla. A memorial is scheduled in the chapel of Fellowship Church in Grapevine Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Jack and Frankie Greever Endowment of Texas Tech University Baptist Student Ministry, 2401-13th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401, c/o Jeff Kennon or online donations: https://texasbaptists.givingfuel.com/texas-bsm.
Obituary: Mary Frances (Frankie) Cater Greever
January 25, 2017