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Mrs. Eloise Scrivener

December 3, 1931 — June 3, 2014

Blanche Eloise (MeMe) Cowart Scrivener, age 82, went peacefully to her Lord on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. In her last days on this earth she had special time with family and friends that gave her both comfort and strength. Heaven has gained a special new angel.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, June 5th from 5:00 - 8:00pm at Nobles Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be Friday, June 6th at 1:00pm in Oakland Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Barrett Ingram will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

MeMe was born to her parents, Frank Earl Cowart and Ella Moore Everts, on December 3, 1931, in Houston, Texas, in her grandparent’s home. She attended high school in San Antonio and Houston and graduated from Lamar High School in 1949. She attended Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville where she met Paul Scrivener. They were married in March 1951 at Central Church of Christ in Houston, Texas. After a short time in Fort Hood, they moved to Navasota and worked with his stepfather and mother at the Colonial Café. MeMe was very active in the community and served in many youth organizations. She was active as a leader, volunteer, or committee member in Campfire Girls, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, PTA, and many school organizations.

As a member of First Presbyterian Church, she was an ordained elder and served as a Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member, committee member, Mission Team Leader, member and Past President of Presbyterian Women, and tutor in the Nehemiah Center among the many hats she wore. She designed and made thousands of cards to send to her many friends and relatives. She made all of the birthday and holiday cards for all of her church family for many years, designing each card individually for each person. Her church and her faith were her greatest joys outside of family. She went on numerous youth mission trips to Mexico and other locations around the United States.

Paul and Eloise continued to operate the Colonial Café until 1978. She went to work for the Navasota ISD in 1981 and soon became known as “the ticket lady” because she was responsible for selling tickets to Navasota Football games at Brule Field. She retired from the school district in November 2003.

She was preceeded in death by her parents, her husband Paul Scrivener, and a son Steve Scrivener. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Scrivener and Rachel Kammel of Navasota; daughters and sons-in-law Stacey and Joey Porter of Navasota, and Sue and Dan Stang of Lindale; six grandchildren; Scott and Mariella Scrivener of Navasota, Cody and Marie Scrivener of Salem, Arkansas, Kelley Scrivener of Navasota, Paul and Patricia Porter of Boerne, Richard Porter of Austin, and Julie Porter of College Station. She had seven great grandchildren, Chris, Joshua, Erik, Jack, Emily, Hannah and Liam.

Serving as pallbearers are Earl LaFontaine and Hollis Hood, both of Navasota, Steve Everts of Galveston, Jerry Engel of Houston, Bill Scrivener of Humble and Paul Holder of Conroe.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, Family Home Hospice, or to the NISD school library of your choice.
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 6, 2014

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Friday, June 6, 2014

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church

302 Nolan Street, Navasota, TX 77868

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