Blanche A. Greenwood, 88, Vandalia

Blanche A. Greenwood, 88, of Vandalia, died at 12:35 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at First Church of God in Vandalia, with Pastor Tom Farris officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Van Burensburg. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the church. Memorials: Green Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Greenwood was born on Jan. 19, 1919, in Schram City, the daughter of Charles and Mary Walker Everley. She married Clifford Raymond Greenwood on March 27, 1943, in Vandalia; he died on Oct. 19, 1998.

She was a farm wife, clerical bookkeeper and self-tax preparer. She also maintained records for Green Hill Cemetery for more than 40 years, taught shorthand and English in St. Louis for one year after attending college, was an election judge and was involved in senior programs at Brookstone Estates. She was a member of Montgomery County Home Extension, volunteered with Evergreen Outreach and 4-H, was a pianist and taught Sunday school. She was a member of First Church of God, where she was in the kitchen band.

She is survived by daughters, Joyce Faye and her husband Donald Peterson of Greenwood, Ind., and Millie Margaret Gromoll of Decatur; grandchildren, Cindy Williams, Mark Mochel, Sharon Milewski, James Gromoll, Catherine Harvard, Brian Peterson and Jeff Peterson; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Ellen Shirley of Greenwood, S.C.; sister-in-law, Wanda Everley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother-in-law, Dr. Henry Gromoll; two brothers; and three sisters.

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