She was born May 20, 1917, on a farm in Allen,
Texas, the daughter of Joseph Perry and Lura
Pearl (McKinney) Watson. The family moved to
McKinney when she was two years old. She
graduated from Boyd High School and North Texas
State University. On January 3, 1943, she
married William Henry (Buzz) Rasor in McKinney.
Although Winnie's main career was that of a wife
and mother, she taught school at Chambersville,
Farmersville and Little Elm.
She was an active member of the First Christian
Church of McKinney for 77 years, where she
served as a Deaconess, a member of CWF, Sunday
School teacher, and former board member.
She had been a member of the Frisco United Fund,
Frisco Garden Club, Community Center Board, a
PTA life member, the Edelweiss Club, Tyrolese
Club, Retired Teachers Association of Collin
County, Book Review, and 42/84 groups.
Winnie loved her family dearly, which included
her son, William Henry (Bill) Rasor III and his
wife, Becky, of Van Alstyne; her daughter, Lura
Beth (Lu) Smith and her husband, Charles
(Butch), of Plano; grandchildren, William Henry
(Will) Rasor, IV, and his wife, Kim, of Van
Alstyne, Ann Wells and her husband, Ross, of
McKinney, and Charles Smith II of Washington,
D.C.; great-grandchildren, William Henry (Quinn)
Rasor, V, and Caitlyn Elizabeth Rasor of Van
Alstyne; and great-nephew, Brian Aynesworth,
III, and his wife, Sarah, and their sons, Brian,
IV, Lewis, John Victor, and William of Waco, TX.
Winnie was an inspiration to her family and many
friends who will miss her dearly.
Preceding her in death were her husband William
H. (Buzz) Rasor in 1976; her parents; her
sister, Elizabeth Watson; and her brother, Jack
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday,
March 7, 2008 at First Christian Church of
McKinney with Dr. Neill Grimes officiating.
Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial
The family received friends during a visitation
at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home on
Thursday evening beginning at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church,
1800 W. Hunt St., McKinney, TX 75069
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