Frances Gravlin

Frances Gravlin
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Frances Mary Gravlin, nee Georgel, 102, of Freeburg, IL, formerly of Belleville, IL, born September 2, 1914, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Gravlin was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Harry Gravlin, whom she married on May 21, 1938, and who died on January 27, 1995; her son-in-law, Philip Ohlendorf; a grandson, Matthew Ohlendorf; her parents, John and Mary, nee Szlapkaukis, Georgel; two brothers, Joseph and Roy Georgel; and two sisters, Josephine Briesacher and Ann Appel.

Surviving are one daughter, Rita M. Ohlendorf of Freeburg, IL;
one son, Harry Jr. (Linda) Gravlin of Red Bud, IL;
three grandchildren, Philip (Deborah) Ohlendorf,
Gregory Gravlin,
and Sara Strubhart;
two great-grandchildren, Amanda Parker and Emily Ohlendorf;
one great-great-grandchild, Candyce Parker;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2016, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2016, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL with Fr. James Thomas officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


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