Margaret Rapann Greiner

April 21, 1928December 21, 2017

COLUMBIA – Margaret Rapann Gray Greiner, age 89, died Thursday, December 21, 2017. Affectionately known to her friends and family as “Pan,” was born April 21, 1928 in Port Jervis, New York to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Gray. Rapann is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Raymond Richard Greiner. She is also survived by her children, Colleen O’Neal of Andover, Mass., Mark Greiner (Karen) of Columbia, Kristen Betts (Jim) of Atlanta, Kimberly Spivey (Andy) of Columbia, Laurie Jaccard (Scott) of Hilton Head Island; brother, William Gray (Judy) of Port Jervis, brother-in-law, Edward Polanis of Port Jervis; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Rapann graduated from Port Jervis High School and attended Packard Institute Junior College business school in New York City. While living in Charlotte and once her children were of school age, she was an advertising/marketing assistant for Strawn and Bumgardner Real Estate. After moving to Columbia to be closer to her family, she became a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Pan was a fabulous artist who loved to share her wide array of art with family and friends. She was an avid fan of Gamecock basketball and baseball sports teams. Pan will be remembered as a fun-loving, patriotic, and generous woman who will be missed by so many. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Jane Polanis; brothers, Senator E. Arthur Gray (Helen) and Gerald E. Gray; son-in-law, Kirkman O’Neal, II; niece, Jayne Polanis; and in-laws, George Greiner (Anna), Edward Greiner (Jean), Francis Rickley (and son Dennis), Patty Blumfield (Bobby), Thomas Greiner and Kathy Hempstead. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with interment and a private ceremony at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017, followed by visitation until 8:00 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to or to the charity of one’s choice. Please sign the online guestbook at


  • Rosary Service

    Wednesday, December 27, 2017

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 27, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, December 28, 2017


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Anne Michael

August 4, 2019

Pan was a fun-loving friend. I spent hours with her and Ray in their den talking about life during my high school years. Their home was open to everyone complete with loving arms.

Paulette and Ron Presson

December 30, 2017

So sorry to hear of Pan's passing. She was a great friend. I still have several of her paintings on our walls. I am sure she is painting beautiful pictures in heaven.


December 28, 2017

It's never easy to lose the ones we love. With, Rapann, it's even harder. As the sorrow of today turns into the loving memories of tomorrow, may God grant all of you the peace that passes all understanding.
The Michael Killoy Family

John Rambo

December 27, 2017

Dear Mr. G, Mark, and the entire Greiner Family,
I am so sad to hear of Mrs. G's passing. She was the best, always loving and kind, and always glad to see you.......
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Much love,
John Rambo

Maureen Murphy

December 27, 2017

Laurie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and thoughts.
Maureen and Mary

Tonia, Alex, Hailee, Hannah Greiner

December 27, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this incredible loss and heavens amazing gain. We will forever hold Granny dear to our hearts and cherish the moments we had with her.

Bob and Rhonda Marino

December 26, 2017

Mark so sorry about the passing of your mom. Take comfort in your special moments with her and celebrate her life as the days go by. I know you loved her very much. Rhonda and I will be praying for the whole family. God Bless

Dean Cochenour

December 26, 2017

May the peace and love of Jesus always be with you as you reflect on the wonderful memories of her life.

Jones Andrews

December 26, 2017

I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Gerald Gray

December 26, 2017

"May she be in heaven an hour before the devil knows she's dead".......................................An old Irish blessing