Grace Behlen Anderson

April 30, 1930April 13, 2018

Grace B. Anderson, 87, lost her battle with chemo on Friday the 13th 2018. Born in Manhattan, NY on April 30th, 1930, she was preceded in death by her mother Olivia and father Herman. Gracie went to high school in Ardsley, New York, and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Fine Arts. She was a staunch Democrat who donated to many causes to help the poor and downtrodden. Her last wish was that Democrats turnout to vote in 2018, and that, quote “Mueller hurry up”. Gardening was her love in summer and we will miss her green thumb. Gracie had 3 children, Tim, Nancy, and John; their spouses Mohamed and Jill; and 5 grandchildren, Ibrahim, Ali, Olivia, Kelsey, and Madeline who will all miss her dearly. Her sister Louise Crumpacker, 90, of Chesterton Indiana survives her death, and our family would like to say a big thank you to her children, Peter (wife Tina), Barbara (husband Fred), Tisha (husband Jim), and especially Janeen (husband Adrian) who helped tremendously at the end. We would also like to remember Grace’s deceased husband Robert Anderson III’s family, the Coy’s for their visits and contact throughout the years. A memorial celebration will be held near what would have been her 88 birthday in late April.


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Janeen Overman

April 30, 2018

Tim, Nancy, John
Hoping that our love and warm thoughts can make the sun a little brighter, the sky a little bluer, and your days a little nicer.
Thank you for including me in your mom's last days and minutes. It has been an honor.
Thanks for including us all in your wonderful celebration of Aunt Gracie. Everything was just perfect.
She has always been so very proud of her family and she is certainly glowing at your tribute to her life.
We will miss her. xxoo

Grace Janeen Crumpacker Overman

April 30, 2018

Happy Birthday, Aunt Gracie
I miss you at every turn. I hold dearly our memories and stories. I was your name sake and we were partners in my earliest years. You were with us for holiday celebrations and family visits; you took me to IU basketball games, to registration, and on hikes and picnics. You were my queen and I was your flower girl. You were in charge of the reception decorations for my wedding. You never missed a chance to send cards and notes and boxes of surprises to me, my kids, and my grand kids. In my adult years you continued to be my partner –planning partners, gardening partners, traveling partners, party partners, project partners. You were an information source and an enthusiastic fan. You were the destination after a “Neen hike”. I had so many more adventures planned … you left us much too soon.
Love always, Grace Janeen

Margaret Overman

April 19, 2018

I will miss her dearly. All of her letters, postcards, birthday notes reminding me that she is exactly 50 years older than me and how we should celebrate, clippings of articles she knows would connect with us, gift packages for me and my boys, poetry, art, stories, laugh, and participation in - well, anything you could think of, she was game! I still giggle remembering when she was determined to ride space mountain at Will's wedding- of course. I'm grateful for the full and dynamic life she had that I was lucky to be a part of, and for the love she spread. Much love to her closest family as they remember Gray. xoxo