Edna Elizabeth Groezinger Griner, age 83, of Watkinsville, Georgia, died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at her home.
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Mrs. Griner was born September 19, 1929 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frederick Edward and Jennie Stratford Groezinger. She graduated from Bradenton High School and Florida State University with a degree in Library Science. She married John Milward Griner, Jr. in 1957. He preceded her in death in June of 2005. A 55 year resident of Watkinsville, she left a lasting imprint on the lives of those in the community. She started the first Watkinsville Christmas parade in the early 1970's. Edna also was instrumental in starting the Oconee High School Marching Band. Her love of gardening was evident in her life, helping co-found the Northeast Georgia Rose Society with her late husband John. Her monthly Rose newsletter was widely distributed and read by many in the southeast. Edna, being very artistic, loved writing, sewing, and painting, and she loved being around her family.
Survivors include her two sons and daughter in law, John Frederick Griner (Saretta) and James Andrew (Andy) Griner; and her three granddaughters, Lucy, Allison, and Elizabeth Griner.
Visitation will be held 6-8PM, Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Oconee Chapel Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Oconee Chapel Funeral Directors at 11AM with Rev. Richard Hoard officiating. Burial will be held at the Oconee Memorial Park.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Oconee Chapel is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com
Oconee Chapel & Memorial Park
2370 Highway 15
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Aug. 13, 2013