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Obituaries Elizabeth Saylor

Elizabeth Saylor, 91, passed away peacefully in the home she shared with her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Les Parry, on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, with Mary by her side.

Mrs. Saylor was an outgoing, energetic, and fun-loving woman. It is hard to say whether she won more rounds of cards or games of pool, but she did both with skill and vigor.

Mrs. Saylor was born on Oct. 27, 1913, in Weldon, IA, to Shelby and Nora (Williams) Eddy. She spent most of her life in the Van Wert and Osceola, IA, areas. She graduated from Osceola High School and taught school in Leslie, IA, for a few years. She raised three children and helped her husband in their business, Saylor Feed and Grain Company. For many years she enjoyed summers at Sun Valley Lake near Tingley, IA, and winters at Val Vista Village in Mesa, AZ. She was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church, the Whosoever Will Adult Sunday School class, Eastern Star, ESA and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Everett Saylor, and sons Eddy and Gene Saylor.

Mrs. Saylor is survived by her daughter, Mary Elaine Parry (Les) of Vermillion; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Saylor chose to deed her body to The University of South Dakota School of Medicine. Memorial services are scheduled for Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Osceola, IA, and Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion is handling the arrangements.

Marjorie R. Anderson

Marjorie R. Anderson, 80, Wakonda, died Oct. 28, 2004 at Wakonda Heritage Manor.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Nov. 1 at the United Church of Christ, Wakonda, with the Rev. Elaine Miller officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, rural Wakonda.

Mrs. Anderson was born Feb. 17, 1924 in Wakonda to Fred and Jeannette (Williams) Slattery. She attended Wakonda elementary school, graduated from Wakonda High School in 1942 and then attended The University of South Dakota.

She married Willard Anderson on April 17, 1948 at the United Church of Christ in Wakonda. The couple resided on a farm in rural Wakonda.

Mrs. Anderson worked for several doctors in Vermillion and later was the business manager for many years for the Wakonda School System. She became a resident at the Wakonda Heritage Manor in December of 1997 and lived there until her death.

She was an active member of the United Church of Christ. She was a founding member of the Wakonda Alumni Association where she devoted countless hours to make it the success it is today.

She was an active participant in many community organizations. Her talents were many, including porcelain china painting, ceramics and quilting to name just a few. She had a tireless quality when it came to helping others. Her love and devotion to her family was the central focus of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Keith Slattery.

She is survived by her husband Willard Anderson of Wakonda; two sons, Jerry Anderson and wife Kathy of Vermillion, and Bruce Anderson and wife Cheryl of Sioux Falls; daughter Jane Watkins and husband George of Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Marie Graceffa

Marie A. Graceffa, 81, of Rockford, IL, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, in OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center after a short illness.

She was born March 26, 1923, in Utica, the daughter of Joseph and Sophie Kronaizl. She lived 60 years in Rockford, IL, after moving from South Dakota. She married Al Grace Graceffa Sept. 28, 1947, in Rockford. She was employed as bookkeeper for Al Grace Appliances for 52 years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Al; sons Lou (Joan) Graceffa of Rockford, IL, and Randy Graceffa of Brandon, FL; a daughter, Sue (Brad) Born of Rockford, IL; grandchildren Erica and Aaron Graceffa of Rockford, IL, and Casey and Derek Born of Gainesville, FL; brothers Tom (Bernadette) Kronaizl of Sioux Falls, Jim (Barbara) Kronaizl, Stanley (Maureen) Kronaizl and Henry (Jewell) Kronaizl, all of Vermillion; sisters, Helen Jones of Rockford, IL, and Lillian (Rudy) Abil of Phoenix, AZ; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Adolph, Joseph and Steven Kronaizl.

Services were held Nov. 2 in Holy Family Catholic Church, with Monsignor Thomas Bales officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Provena St. Anne Center, 4405 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL 61107.

Arrangements were by Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Home of Rockford.

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