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Elaine Grman

Mt. Olive, Illinois

May 8, 1941 - June 9, 2024

Elaine Grman Obituary

Elaine Grman


 

Elaine Grman passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 5:44 a.m. at her home in Staunton, IL. She was 83 years old.


 

Elaine was born on May 8, 1941 in Fillmore, IL to Earl Joseph Spears and Dorothy (Neisler) Spears. She attended Fillmore, IL grade school, and Hillsboro High School. She married Nelson Grman on July 1, 1967 in Edwardsville, IL, and he survives. Elaine worked at Hillsboro Glass before marriage, and then after, as a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed reading, quilting and playing bingo. Elaine was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars.


 

She is survived by her husband, Nelson, a son, Thomas (Donna) Spears, daughters: Kathy Mrazek, Penny Grman, Karen (Robbie) Bailey, and Beth (Michael) Dufrain, a brother, Thurman (Deanna) Spears, and a sister, Donna (Tim) Wassman, grandchildren: Jennifer (Shane) Kessinger, Casey (Emiley) Best, Joshua (Liz) Rosenthal, Cody (Natalie) Best, Eric (Connor) Yarnik, Scott Yarnik and Drake Dufrain, great grandchildren: Nova Hartsook, Nathaniel Rosenthal, Lauren Kessinger, Aubrey Kessinger, Kasen Kessinger, Myles Best, Mackenzie Rosenthal and Quinn Yarnik.


 

Elaine was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Spears, and her father Sargent Earl Joseph Spears lost at sea in WWII when Elaine was just two years old, sisters: Patsy Cerentano and Mary Mirscin, brothers: Dennis Spears, and Ronald Spears, and grandson John Rosenthal.


 

A public graveside service will take place at the Union Miners Cemetery in Mt. Olive, IL on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. Following the graveside service a memorial reception will take place at the Mt. Olive VFW for friends and family from noon until 4 p.m.


 

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Shriners Children’s Hospital.


 

Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at beckerandson.com.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Elaine Grman hosted by Becker & Son Funeral Home.

Elaine Grman


 

Elaine Grman passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 5:44 a.m. at her home in Staunton, IL. She was 83 years old.


 

Elaine was born on May 8, 1941 in Fillmore, IL to Earl Joseph Spears and Dorothy (Neisler) Spears. She attended Fillmore, IL grade school, and Hillsboro High School. She married Nelson Grman on July 1, 1967 in Edwardsville, IL, and he survives. Elaine worked at Hillsboro Glass before marriage, and then after, as a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed reading, quilting and playing bingo. Elaine was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars.


 

She is survived by her husband, Nelson, a son, Thomas (Donna) Spears, daughters: Kathy Mrazek, Penny Grman, Karen (Robbie) Bailey, and Beth (Michael) Dufrain, a brother, Thurman (Deanna) Spears, and a sister, Donna (Tim) Wassman, grandchildren: Jennifer (Shane) Kessinger, Casey (Emiley) Best, Joshua (Liz) Rosenthal, Cody (Natalie) Best, Eric (Connor) Yarnik, Scott Yarnik and Drake Dufrain, great grandchildren: Nova Hartsook, Nathaniel Rosenthal, Lauren Kessinger, Aubrey Kessinger, Kasen Kessinger, Myles Best, Mackenzie Rosenthal and Quinn Yarnik.


 

Elaine was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Spears, and her father Sargent Earl Joseph Spears lost at sea in WWII when Elaine was just two years old, sisters: Patsy Cerentano and Mary Mirscin, brothers: Dennis Spears, and Ronald Spears, and grandson John Rosenthal.


 

A public graveside service will take place at the Union Miners Cemetery in Mt. Olive, IL on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. Following the graveside service a memorial reception will take place at the Mt. Olive VFW for friends and family from noon until 4 p.m.


 

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Shriners Children’s Hospital.


 

Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at beckerandson.com.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Elaine Grman hosted by Becker & Son Funeral Home.

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