Winnie Rasor


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 Watson.

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 Park.

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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Name: John H Rasor
[John H Roser] 
Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 5, Collin, Texas
Age: 70 years 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother's Birth Place: Indiana
Marital Status: Widow
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
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Household Members:
Name Age
John H Rasor 70
Jesse B Rasor 44
Robert E Rasor 42
Lucy Rasor 34
Margaret B Rasor 32
Carl Rasor 27
Lottie Rasor 27
Louise Rasor 4 7/12
William Rasor 2 8/12

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Lottie Fisher Rasor was the wd of William H Rasor


1930 United States Federal Census
about William H Rasor

Name: William H Rasor
Home in 1930: Precinct 5, Collin, Texas
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1918
Relation to Head of House: Son
Parent's Name: Carl


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Household Members:
Name Age
Carl Rasor 36
Louise Rasor 15
William H Rasor 12

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
about Lottie Rasor

Name: Lottie Rasor
Death Date: 14 Apr 1924
Death County: Collin
Certificate: 11896