Clara "Grace" (McMillan) Stine (1928 - 2017)

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Clara "Grace" Stine, 89, of Farina, passed away at 9:26 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
Services will be held at noon at Freedom Reigns in Christ Church in St. Elmo, with the Rev. Tom Fedrigon officiating. Burial will be in Stein-Stine Cemetery in rural Farina. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Lutheran Care Center in Altamont or donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Stine was born on June 9, 1928, in Fayette County, the daughter of John "Fred" and Myrtle G. (Williams) McMillan. She married Stanley O. Stine on Sept. 15, 1946, at Macedonia Christian Church, where they were members for several years, with Carl Gibson officiating; he preceded her in death.
She was active in the church as a pianist, and Sunday school and Vacation Bible School teacher. She enjoyed cooking, working with the community and spending time with friends and family.
She is survived by her sons, Gordon Stine and his wife Denise of St. Elmo, and Stanton Stine and special friend Linda of Farina; daughters, Judy and her husband Orin Washburn of Martinsville, and Sandra and her husband Fred Widger; sister, Vontella McEndollar of Neoga; grandchildren, Matt Washburn, Julie Burk, Kim Widger, Tim Widger, Gina Widger, Tammy Springer, Chris Stine, Mike Stine, Pam Armstrong, Jared Stine, Daniel Stine, Shana Waldinger and Jil Patton; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Dorothy Mahon; grandson, Brent Washburn; and daughter-in-law, Mary (Wallace) Stine.
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C & A Pagel Funeral Home
100 N. Olive St.
St. Elmo, IL 62458
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Published in The Leader-Union from June 29 to July 12, 2017