Alma McIllwain Preas  Obit

Hopkins Co. Cemeteries of Tx

Obit info submitted by  Irene Moore

Alma Preas, 94, went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 4, 2006. Alma was born Alma McIllwain in Sulphur Springs, Texas, on February 22, 1912. She was preceded in death by her immediate McIllwain family, Father William Henry, Mother Ada, Sister Ruby Benedict, and Brothers Noble and William. During her life, Alma had the honor of being married to loving husbands, Leo T. Weaver of Cloudcroft, New Mexico (deceased) and later to Eldon Preas, of Paris, Texas (deceased). Alma is survived by her seven children, Mary, Lois, Lynn, Margie, Alma, Irene, Isaac, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Alma lived some of the later years of her life in El Paso, Texas at Chai Manor followed by The Regency where she loved tending to the flowers. Alma was a strong pioneer woman and at 93 years of age, with the excellent, caring Doctors and Staff at Houstonís MD Anderson, courageously won the battle against cancer. She recovered at her home at Park Manor Nursing Home in Humble, Texas, where she was loved and cared for like one of the family by the exceptional Management and Staff. Mama, we love you and will miss our Yellow Rose of Texas, but know we will be together again in Heaven.  John 3:16