Saturday, June 29, 2013

Obituary: Edna Lee Shewcraft Macon, 85

Betty and Leon Hodges, Edna Macon, Oda Lee Patton Shewcraft, Dave Macon
From left: Betty and Leon Hodges, Edna Macon,
Oda Lee Patton Shewcraft, Dave Macon
Edna Lee Shewcraft Macon, 85, of Owensboro, died June 12, 2013, at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson.

She was born March 19, 1928, in Crittenden County to the late Luther Francis and Oda Lee Patton Shewcraft.

She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Owensboro, Crittenden County Genealogical Society, Kentucky Society of the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, Kentucky Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Kentucky Society of the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society of Southern Dames and United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was an honorary President of General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy of Richmond, Va.

Edna, Minnie Nell, Dorothy, Luther, and Betty Shewcraft
Front: Edna, Minnie Nell, Dorothy (front)
Back: Luther and Betty Shewcraft
She was a Korean War veteran of the Women’s Army Corps, having served from July 1951 to September 1956 and achieved the rank of first lieutenant. She retired as a librarian with the Nashville public school system.

Macon is survived by her husband of 57 years, David Ramsey Macon; a son, David Lee Macon of Belleville, Ill.; three sisters, Dorothy Dean “Dot” Young of Owensboro, Betty Lou Hodges of Marion and Carolyn and husband Jerry Despain of Owensboro; and a brother, Carlton Shewcraft of Marion, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Francis and Oda Lee Patton Shewcraft; a sister, Minnie N. Martin; and a brother, Luther K. Shewcraft.

At her request, there were no services or visitation. Her cremated remains will be interred in the Coleman Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tenn., at a later date. James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Mexico Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Marion, KY 42064. Messages of condolence may be made at

Source: The Crittenden Press, June 20, 2013, p. 7. Reprinted with permission.