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OFFICIAL LIFE STORY FOR

Virginia N. Gravender

1930 - 2020

LIFE STORY

Virginia Neel Gravender, 90, of Elkhart, passed away peacefully Monday evening at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born on October 8, 1930 in Galesburg, Illinois to the late Wesley and Virginia (Neel) Briggs. She married her true love and best friend Richard Gravender Sr., on April 7, 1950 in Elkhart. Richard passed away June 30, 2016.

Surviving are her children; two sons, Richard (Deborah) Gravender Jr., Dave (Nancy) Gravender; two daughters, Jane (Carl) Slabaugh and Pamela...

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Jim Balser

December 27, 2020 7:38 AM

Hi Rick,
Just saw that you Mom passed away last month. So sorry you had to go thru such a loss. Please give our condolences to the family. Something that has comforted me when I lost my parents was the hope held out in the Bible about future promises that will include our loved ones. Jesus showed he has the power to resurrect such ones when he did so for his good friend Lazarus. (John 11:38-43) He will do the same for us in the near future when God's kingdom will restore the earth to a paradise and bring our loved ones back to us. (Acts 5:28,29) In the meantime know that I will be thinking about you and your family. Been a long time since those old New Yorker Days. 
Our love and prayers,
Jim and Lynn Balser

Colleen and Mark Lahr

December 7, 2020 1:49 PM

We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Colleen and Mark Lahr

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Mary Jo Kalil

December 2, 2020 11:35 AM

Jane, My thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys on the loss of your Mom and Grandma,Mary Jo Kalil

Theresa Kalil Piechowiak

December 2, 2020 10:14 AM

Jane and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. There is never a good time to lose someone we love. Mothers are such a special part of our lives and may her memory be a blessing to you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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