|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|GRAESSER, Marie miss||88||Belleville IL||CarlyleUB||5 Nov 2008||fch|
April 8, 1920 - October 28, 2008
Marie Graesser, 88, of Trenton, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.
She was born April 8, 1920, in Trenton, to Emil and Mary (Huelsmann) Graesser and they preceded her in death.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Elmer and Carl Graesser; and a sister-in-law, Cora Graesser.
Surviving is a sister. Wilma Graesser of Trenton.
She was a retired school teacher. She taught in Toledo High School, Toledo, for one year, New Baden High School for eight years and Mascoutah High School for 28 years.
She graduated from Trenton high School. She earned her BA from Southern Illinois Normal University; she received her masters at Indiana University. She continued her education at University of Illinois and University of Montana in Missoula
She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Trenton, the Women's fellowship. J.O.Y Society. She was a past Sunday school teacher and superintendent. Delta Kappa Gamma, Pi Lambda Theta, Delta Pi Epsilon, Illinois retired Teachers Association, Clinton County Historical Society and treasurer for 20 years, Charter Member of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in Belleville
She loved to travel and read. She was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and basketball fan. Before Trenton had a library, children would come to her house and borrow and read her books.
Funeral services were held on Friday October 31, at 10:30 am at St. John United Church of Christ in Trenton with Rev. Gretchen Sterrett and Pastor Joey Feldmann officiating.
Burial followed in Trenton Cemetery.
Moss Funeral Home in Trenton handled the arrangements.
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