Joan Ruth McGrew, wife, mother, teacher and nana, was born March 27, 1931.
She had a great love for her family. She went to Mustang High School,
where she played basketball. She enjoyed sports and continued her love
of basketball and went to all the ORU games for years. She taught public
school in Tulsa for more than 30 years and was proud of all her students.
After retiring they were able to travel all over the world and even step
foot on Antarctica just to say they had been to every continent. She was
an avid runner and was proud to be able to run in the Tulsa Run, Pepsi
Run and many others. She had many accomplishments as a runner and loved
to exercise. She also love to sing and play the piano.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Arthur McGrew, and sons, Steve
and Jeff McGrew and his wife, Anita, all of Tulsa, OK and grand children,
Brian McGrew, Meggan McGrew, Kayla Than and Miranda Sellers and great
grandchildren, Elana, Colin, Rex, Jace and Cannon. Also survived by her
sisters, Patsy Raper, Sue Simpson and Jane Moen and all their children
Services will be held at Boston Avenue Methodist Church on February 20,
2016 at 11:00 am in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's
2448 East 81st Street #3000, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137