Ernestine McGarvey Griel

October 20, 1923January 4, 2019

Ernestine McGarvey Griel made her journey to be with the Lord on January 4, 2019 in North Canton, Ohio.

Ernestine lived a full life as a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Born October 20, 1923, in Irvona, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in Pennsylvania in 1945. While teaching for a few years she met and then married Jacob Frederick Griel in 1947. They moved to North Canton in 1951. After staying at home raising a family, Ernestine then began teaching Home Economics at Hoover High School. She thoroughly enjoyed her work there and remained at Hoover High throughout her career. Once she retired she traveled the world with friends and family. Ernestine also volunteered for the North Canton Historical Society for many years. She was a longtime member of Whipple Heights Alliance Church. She was always willing to lend a hand or a shoulder to someone in need.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Frederick Griel; grandson, Seth Wade Yanko; one sister; and one brother. Ernestine is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, David and Jacki Griel, Ernie and Linda Griel; five loving grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Windsor Medical Center in North Canton for all the amazing, heart-felt attention and care.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call from 10-11am Tuesday, one hour before services, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Canton Heritage Society or the Whipple Heights Alliance Church Great Commission Fund.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ernestine McGarvey Griel

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Bill Forney

January 7, 2019

Dave and Ernie,
Sorry to read of your mom passing. She was a fine lady. I can think of so many times that Karen and I visited and the wonderful conversations we had.
I recall one time about 50 some years ago when Dave and I were working on "George" when your mom said she had lunch. She served toasted cheese sandwiches. Ugh! I really do not like those. She said put mustard on it and you will. To this day when I have toasted cheese with mustard I think of her and you guys.
Bill Forney