OBITUARY

Mary Ellen Gronau

June 27, 1945November 13, 2020

PEKIN ~ Mary Ellen Gronau, 75, of Pekin, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2020 at her home.

She was born June 27, 1945 in Bloomington to Andrew Solomon and Margaret (Osterman) Arahood. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and one sister.

Surviving are one son, Jason Gronau of Michigan; one daughter, Stephanie (Ivan) Larimore of Tremont; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mary had worked as an administrative assistant at Pantagraph Printing in Bloomington for many years prior to her retirement.

A hardworking mother who had a passion for reading and writing. Mary authored two Historical Romances. She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pekin.

A gathering celebrating Mary’s life will be held at a later date. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 614 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

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Nancy Redenius

November 18, 2020

Mary was my neighbor in Minonk for many years . Jason and Stephanie grew up here. Mary was a great neighbor and a wonderful friend. She had the most beautiful laugh! We sang together in the Immanaelettes. Her soprano voice was beautiful! She also played the guitar. Rest In Peace, Mary.

Iris Switzer

November 17, 2020

Mary was a wonderful lady that will be missed by all.

Bob Lutz

November 17, 2020

What a wonderful and gracious lady! She was a pleasure to be near and talk with. I know in my heart she will be there to welcome us when Christ comes!!!

Mary Moore

November 17, 2020

A Beautiful Lady and a Great Person to have Known!

Michelle (Sams) moffett

November 16, 2020

So many memories made with you all. Thank you for loving me as one of your own and sharing your home and your children with me!

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