Eva Margarethe Aurelia Hohl McGrew
85, of Fishers, died peacefully on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Community North Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, December 28, 1927. As a child she spent summers with grandparents in Prague and Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. During World War II she completed accelerated studies to become a Kindergarten teacher. After the war she was imprisoned in a Soviet slave labor camp and then sent as a refugee to West Germany where she eventually met her American GI husband, Gale McGrew, who became a career Air Force officer. Together they raised a family and enjoyed postings in Japan, France, Great Britain and across America. Eva enjoyed reading, dancing, and cooking, was an accomplished artist and was dedicated to her family.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd.
Eva was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gale, and her son, William Hohl, and will be sorely missed by her surviving children, Gloria McGrew Cooper, Carolyn Murphy and John McGrew; six grandchildren, Kyle and Keith Cooper, Jennifer Press, Katie Holloway, and Kirsten and Ian McGrew; and four great-grandchildren, Sarah and Dylan Press, and Audrey and Andrew Cooper.