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508 E Linden Ave, Miamisburg, OH

OBITUARY

Jo Ann "Jody" Grabill

March 15, 1937May 17, 2020

Jo Ann Eubanks Grabill, 83, Miamisburg, Ohio passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at River Oaks Memory Care Center.

She was born March 15, 1937 in Hillsboro, Ohio, daughter of the late Fay and Wilma Ludwick Eubanks. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Elbert Grabill, two sons Victor (Veronica) Grabill, Clarksville and Chris ( Jayne) Grabill, Miamisburg, daughter Beverley K. Farris, Miamisburg, ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Janet Mitchener. Jo Ann grew up on a farm in Marshall, Ohio; spent her early years mostly outdoors. Her father farmed and her mother taught school. In her teens, summers brought Butler Springs camp and traveling revivals.

Jo Ann was steadfast in faith in our Lord – her faith brought her a wonderful peace and comfort in life and even to the time of her passing. She took great pride in knowing by heart hundreds of the old hymns and enjoyed every chance to sing one. Jo Ann organized senior adult programs and had a special talent for making people feel welcome and cared for. Most importantly Jo Ann served preschool children for over 50 years at the Church of Christ; truly loving each one. I imagine there will be many reading this who may recall being in Miss Jody’s class.

Jo Ann was a wonderful friend to so many; always had time to talk, to listen – without making judgements, such a sincere interest and empathy in others wellbeing.

She was an avid reader and always had a book close by. Her appreciation for books continued even as she began losing her eyesight – you could find her listening to her books on tape.

Most pleasing to Jo Ann in the last several years was everything about her great-grandchildren; being introduced to them for the first time, getting to hold / rock them, to feel their face, their hands, their feet – displaying their pictures, or even just finding out what new things they were learning.

Jo Ann was loved and will be deeply missed by all.

A private graveside service will be held at Hillgrove Cemetery, Miamisburg under the direction GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE Funeral Home, Miamisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Dayton Children’s Hospital 1 Children’s Plaza Dayton, Ohio 45404.

Personal condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.gebhartschmidtparramore.com

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Billie Sanders

May 22, 2020

Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Kay & Ernie Patton

May 22, 2020

So sorry to read about Jodi passing away. She is a sweet and wonderful lady. Now she is with the Lord and a grand reunion is happening with her friends and loved ones that have gone home before her. She left a good legacy. She ran her race and has crossed the finish line. Elbert and family, I pray God will comfort you and keep you during this time of sorrow. Praise God you will eventually be reunited with her for all eternity.

Kelly Adkins

May 22, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in your memories of her.

Darlene & Jim Denman

May 22, 2020

Jody was a saint for sure always encouraging everyone. We loved her very much and will miss her. I remember the first time I met her she was sitting on the floor with little ones all around. She was telling them about Jesus. That's quite a legacy. Our prayers go out to her family. We were blessed knowing her.

Jim & Carolyn Strong

May 22, 2020

Hi Folks, it is difficult to realize Jody is gone. I worked with her at Sears for many years and it was a good time. She always teased me about where we hid the Christmas Tree when we were selling our home on Lindsey. She was one of the best and will never be forgotten.
Peace be with you during a very difficult time. Take care of yourselves till you meet her again. Love, Jim and Carolyn Strong

Bob Adams

May 21, 2020

To the entire Grabill family - Our heart felt condolences and prayers to you all. May the Lords grace and love be with you at this time to celebrate the life of your wife, mom,sister, aunt, and grandma!
Sincere blessings,
Bob/Dana Adams and family

Michele Hanson

May 21, 2020

We are grieving with you but also are sure she is in heaven! She raised wonderful children whom I have grown up with and known for years! She is fondly known as “ teacher teacher” by my youngest daughter, Elizabeth. She taught her well in Sunday School. All our love and sympathy to the family. Love, Kurt, Michele, Scott, Elizabeth Hanson

Joyce Bolender Calentine

May 21, 2020

I am Robert and Mary Bolender’s daughter. I remember Jody always being at church events, teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and being a friend to my mom. Jody was always so kind to everyone and was a wonderful Christian lady. My condolences to her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Just know all the children’s lives she touched over the years teaching them of Jesus love will hold a special place in their heart for Jody. Hold onto all your memories, they last a lifetime. In Christian Love, Joyce Bolender Calentine.

EILEEN ruschau

May 21, 2020

Vic
Your Mother sounds like a wonderful woman.
This may sound trite, but true, she will always be
in your heart. Sympathy to you and your entire family.

Eileen Ruschau

Victoria Cain

May 21, 2020

Elbert & Family,
My Deepest Sympathy in the passing of Jody. Such a sweet & loving lady. Loved her heart & loved working with her at Sears Accounting Center. I will always remember when Jody introduced me to her love of Peanut Butter Sandwich with pickles on brown bread. Yum. RIP sweet Jody. Love, always. Vickie

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