January 2, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010 1:00PMM Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Friday, January 8, 2010 11:00am to 1:00pm
Kathryn Grauman, 88 of North Lewisburg, passed away, Tuesday, January 05, 2010 in the Gables at Green Pastures, Marysville. She was born April 3, 1921 in Cable the daughter of John & Ruth (Hinton) Black.
Kathryn graduated from Cable High School as valedictorian and graduated from Moore’s business college in Urbana. She then went to work at the Champaign County Court House. Kathryn married Lionel Grauman on June 4, 1942 in Alexandria, Virginia. They shared 66 years of marriage until his passing on March 31, 2008. Kathryn was Co-owner of Grauman Garage with her husband Lionel for over 50 years. She attended the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church. She was a 4-H advisor for over 10 years and enjoyed canning and gardening. Kathryn took great please in cooking; she always made sure her family was well fed. She loved spending time with family.
She is survived by her daughters, Ruth (Gene) Coleman and Linda (Terry) Jones both of North Lewisburg; her son, John “Jack” (Judy) Grauman of Piqua, OH; her grandchildren, Doug Grauman and MarKay Boettcher of Chicago, Stacey (Coleman) and Kevin Neer of Mutual, Dean Grauman of Texas, Tyler and Mary Grauman of Piqua, Miranda Grauman of Piqua, Amber (Grauman) and Tommy Welch of Texas, Cindy (Coleman) and Jerry Harlan of North Lewisburg, and Chris Jones of North Lewisburg; step grandchildren, Kevin and Cecelia DeLance of Piqua; 18 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter, her sister, Joan (John) Anderson of Urbana and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents, her step mother, Ada (Blazer) Black, her husband, Lionel, her son, Gary, an infant daughter, Nancy Jane, a brother, Walter Black, and her sisters, Irene Hickinbotham & Leota Lane.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11-1 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010 FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME in North Lewisburg, Ohio. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Champaign County Fire District 60 E. Maple St. P.O. 142, North Lewisburg, OH 43060. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.