Grace E. Meany Greer
1935 - 2019
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Grace E. Meany Greer

Wilmington - Grace E. Meany Greer, 83, died peacefully on March 25th, 2019, at her lifelong home on Beaver Valley RD. Known affectionately as "mom-mom" she was a loving matriarch to her family. Grace's delight was her family, and to the end, her face lit up at the sight of her two great grandchildren, Miles and Reese.

She was born Grace Ellen Mock on May 11, 1935. Her family resided in Chadds Ford where they operated an excavation business. She graduated from Media High and then Temple Univ. Grace was a dental hygienist for 40 years, mostly at Wahl Family Dentistry, while she raised four children. She was a proud member of the Talleyville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary for 35 years.

Mom enjoyed being with the family on the farm. She liked to cook family dinners or breakfasts especially before the NASCAR races. She graciously hosted 30+ Hy-Point Dairy picnics where she became famous for her deviled eggs. Mom was also a homemade Easter candy specialist. She loved to travel especially with her beloved dogs, Pemy and Ella, taking them as far as Branson, MO to hear country music. And as the song says "she was country when country wasn't cool". She established lifelong friendships and had lunch regularly with 5 friends from grade school.

Grace was predeceased by her husbands, Charles J. Meany and Daniel Greer, as well as by her son, Charles in 2012. She will be dearly missed by her children, Jay (Kathleen), Patti (Frank), and Joe (Grace); grandchildren, Jess (Brad), Dan (Kate), Sarah (Craig), Gabby and AJ, and great grandchildren, Miles and Reese. The family would also like to acknowledge family friends Bill Blythe & Moira Sheridan and care giver Cecelia Lawson for their continuous love and care.

Visitation will be at McCrery and Harra Funeral Homes, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Sunday March 31, from 6-8 pm. Services will be Monday, April 1, at 11 am, at Elam United Methodist Church, 1073 Smithbridge Rd, Glen Mills, PA, 19342, with burial at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers Grace would appreciate a donation to the Talleyville Fire Co ( or Elam United Methodist Church.

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Published in The News Journal from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2019.
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March 22, 2020
March 31, 2019
To all that loved Grace, please know:

While it's true that my Aunt only gave birth to 4 children, John and I, (nephew and niece living next store) spent so much time at her house she truly became a mother and for a long time a widow of 6.
One of her greatest assets, in my opinion, after Uncle Charles died, was to spend quality time with her kids traveling and exploring so many great places when she wasn't working.
I still can picture her sitting at her (what I'll call her command center) when visiting her as an adult. Writing all those welcoming letters and cards that I know I looked forward to.
And the food the glorious favorites she made with love and shared with so many.
So many great memories to cherish when thinking of
My Aunt Grace from Susan Meany
Susan Meany
March 30, 2019
Dear Meany Family,

I was saddened to read of your mom's passing and will never forget her kind face as reflected in the picture you posted. She was truly a genuine, caring person I first had the pleasure to meet while she was employed at Dr. Wahl's office as the hygienist and our family were her patients. Such a gentle, calm woman she was and always so pleasant. Later to my surprise I ended up in nursing school with her future daughter-in-law Kathleen!
May you find comfort in many good memories. Your mom was truly a very nice person-unforgettable for that quality, and I'm so glad our paths crossed decades ago. Peace to all of you.
Joanne Maher Christian
March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019
My sincere condolences to the Meany Greer family for your loss.

John Marshall
March 28, 2019
My sincerest condolences to the (Meany) Greer Families for the loss of your loved one, Grace, and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.
March 28, 2019
To the family of Grace Greer. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts and bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. 2 Thessalonian 2:16 & 17.

March 27, 2019
So very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Your mother loved life and your memories of her will always comfort you. God bless you all and your mother, Grace. I'm glad I knew her.
Love, Sue & Harold
Susan Mason
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