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Grace Marie Gerrish

May 14, 1928 ~ January 11, 2019 (age 90)


Grace Marie Gerrish-

May 14, 1928- January 11, 2019

Grace Marie Gerrish, 90, of Harvard passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019, at the JourneyCare Hospice Facility in Woodstock, IL.

She was born May 14, 1928, in Elkhorn, WI. Grace worked at the Admiral Corp for many years before working as a Pickle Packer at the Clausen Pickle Factory in Woodstock, IL. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Harvard and the Harvard Women of the Moose. Grace enjoyed crocheting, playing dice, card games, playing slot machines and scratch-off tickets. Grace loved her dog Tiny and her great grand cat Fluff.  

On November 24, 1947, she married James Ralph Gerrish in Burlington, WI. He preceded her in death on May 4, 2011.

Survivors include her children William Gerrish of Greeley, CO, Sandra L. (Terrell) Bellamy of Harvard, Thomas J. (Barry Anderson) Gerrish of Kenosha, WI, and Robert A. (Debbie) Gerrish of Harvard. Eight grandchildren, Carrie Gerrish, Corine (Ziyad) Zakaria, Tina (Calvin) Sell, Terrell Bellamy Jr., Tracey (Mike Lavariega) Bellamy, James J. Gerrish, Nichole L. (Kevin Rowlett) Gerrish, and William R. (Corina Gutierrez) Gerrish; 6 great-grandchildren Aiden and Cora Zakaria, Baby Sell, Mia Lavariega, Jaxson Gerrish and Joseph Gerrish; sister Hazel “Pat” Johnson of Harvard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James, and daughter-in-law Debbie L. Gerrish.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St. Harvard, IL 60033. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 N. Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL 60010.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.saundersmcfarlin.net.

For more information call the funeral home at 815-943-5400.


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January 21, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home
107 W. Sumner St.
Harvard, IL 60033

Funeral Service
January 21, 2019

11:00 AM
Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home
107 W. Sumner St.
Harvard, IL 60033


JourneyCare Foundation
405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington IL 60010

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