Elaine M. Groat, age 66, died, October 27, 2013 at Edward Hospital. She was a resident of Naperville for 64 years. Elaine was born in Chattanooga, TN July 11, 1947. Elaine was a graduate of Naperville Community H.S. and she received her B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University, and her Master's Degree in Education from the University of Illinois
. Elaine taught at Sandburg Jr. H.S. in Elmhurst, West Aurora H.S. and Downers Grove South H.S. She retired after teaching 22 years at Waubonsie H.S. Elaine enjoyed her flower garden and traveling. Beloved wife of James G. Groat Jr. and mother of James G. Groat IV. She is also survived by her sister Carolyn A. Bartow. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Marie (nee Staubitz) Bartow. A visitation will be held on Friday November 1, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home and Crematory, 516 S. Washington St. Naperville, IL. Funeral service will be Saturday at 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Naperville Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her memory to www.ray-graham.org/?
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