Elaine Grman, 83


Elaine (Spears) Grman, of Staunton died on Sunday, June 9, at 5:44 a.m. at her home in Staunton.

A public graveside service was held at the Union Miners Cemetery in Mt. Olive on Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. Following the service, a memorial reception took place at the Mt. Olive VFW for friends and family.

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

She is survived by her husband, Nelson; son, Thomas (Donna) Spears; daughters, Kathy Mrazek, Penny Grman, Karen (Robbie) Bailey and Beth (Michael) Dufrain; brother, Thurman (Deanna) Spears and 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.

Mrs. Grman was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Patsy Cerentano and Mary Mirscin; brothers, Dennis Spears and Ronald Spears; and grandson, John Rosenthal.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Condolences may be left at beckerandson.com.