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GRISMER, E. Elizabeth

(Sr. Beth)

Beth Grismer, age 86, passed away on January 11, 2021, at Hospice of Dayton. She was born on April 23, 1934, to John Henry and Eugenie (Stomps) Grismer. She is preceded in death by brothers John Henry, Jr. 'Hank' and Jerome 'Jerry' as well as sisters-in-law, Kathleen, Dorothy, Theresa, Alma Lou, and Jane. She is survived by her sister, Janet – Damien, SND (Sister Damienne) – and brother, Charles 'Charlie' Griesemer, as well as sister-in-law, Mary Jo Grismer. She was the beloved aunt to 16 nephews and nieces and their families.

Beth graduated from Julienne High School in 1952 and remained active with her classmates by writing a semi-annual newsletter and arranging for luncheons during the year. She was a teacher, primarily at the Junior High level, for 17 years. Later she worked as a parish pastoral assistant for another 17 years, most of which was at lmmaculate Conception Parish in Dayton. After retirement, Beth continued to be an active volunteer in parish work at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, primarily teaching adults and being involved in the Social Action Commission.

Beth enjoyed playing duplicate bridge, making Life Master in 1973, and continuing until her mid-eighties. She loved all animals, but had a special love for the many cats that found a home with her. Memorial contributions may be made to The Tenth Life PetCare, 4011 Marshall Road, Kettering, Ohio, and to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio.

Arrangements are in the care of Westbrock Funeral Home. A memorial service and a Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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Published in Dayton Daily News from Jan. 14 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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January 24, 2021
Beth was the best friend and classmate from our school, Julienne Highschool in Dayton, Ohio. She was our class president and after we graduated, she helped keep our Julienne Jottings, (Newsletter) up to date with current gatherings and information on our class for many years. Whenever I managed to come to Dayton Beth was always in the group who made it to our luncheons. I will miss her friendship. We met when we were in 8th grade at Holy Angels Grade School, close to UD. She had a wonderful laugh. I think we also were in all of the Latin classes we took in High School. I love you Beth. See you later.
Nancy Frost Tsu
January 14, 2021
To Beth's family from her Bridge family: We will miss seeing Beth at the bridge table when we return to face-to-face bridge. She had many friends and partners at the Miami Valley Bridge Association/Center. She helped in our recycling program, and always helped at the club and tournaments in the Hospitality areas.
Georgia Banziger, President MVBA
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