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Marie Groll


1919 - 2017
Marie Groll Obituary
Marie Groll
PEORIA - Marie Groll, 98, of Peoria, our beloved mother, went to be with Jesus on Friday, December 29, 2017.
She was born in Memphis, TN, on December 20, 1919, the daughter of the late Edward and Imogene Perkins Sechler Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Miles) Crook; son, Ray (Jill) Holloway; daughter, Jeannie (Tim) Gullett; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Richard (Petra) Sechler.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Ray Holloway and Howard Groll; and two sisters.
Marie lovingly taught first grade for over 30 years. She loved flowers, sending cards for every holiday and birthday, reading mysteries, solving crosswords and watching westerns. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends. She was incredibility generous, free spirited and never met a stranger.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, January 5, 2018, at Highview Christian Church in Washington, IL, from 4 to 8 p.m. Her memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Putnam Christian Church in Putnam, IL, with visitation one hour prior. Inurnment will be private at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in Marie's name to the Putnam Christian Church.
To share memories and condolences with the family, visit www.peoriafuneral.com.
Published in Peoria Journal Star from Dec. 31, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018
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