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Grace E. Anderson departed from this life Nov. 17, 2013. She was born to Royal and Charlotte (Cook) Eibling in Paulding Counting, Ohio July 13, 1919. Grace married John W. Anderson in February 1941 and was his help mate all of her life.
She graduated in 1938 from Payne High School in Ohio. She later went to beauty school and was a beauty operator (hairdresser) until 1961. The couple have one daughter, Beverly (James) Krueckeberg of Convoy, Ohio; a grandson, Ty (Barb) Krueckeberg of Monroeville; a great-granddaughter, Samantha (Kyle) Rode of Delphos, Ohio and a great-grandson, Jacob Krueckeberg of Monroeville. She has two living siblings, Marcile Anderson of Huntington and John (Shirley) Eibling of Van Wert, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ida Sammetinger and Betty Ryan; and a brother, George Eibling.
Grace liked to be busy and tried to do something special every day. She helped at church playing the piano and being a chorister. With the help of her daughter, Beverly, and Kathy Sheehan she made banners to beautify the church and received a blessing each time she made one. She had a dear friend that checked on her everyday even though she was busy with her work and family. Grace wanted to thank Pat Salway for going out of her way for her. Grace loved to paint outside and make things look clean and bright. In her later years, she made a lot of quilts and gave them away.
Grace said what is important in our lives is how we invest our time while we are on this earth. Now only God and people who knew her know what that time meant. It doesn’t matter how much we accumulate or we own, but it’s how we live our lives that count.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel in Monroeville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the East Liberty United Methodist Church with Pastor Ralph Klinker officiating. Interment will follow in the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery.
Friends and family will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013, in the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel in Monroeville.
Preferred memorials are to East Liberty United Methodist Church or Family LifeCare in Berne.
Online condelensces may be made at www.zwickjahn.com.