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Edith Gramlick


March 14, 1922
December 24, 2020

Visitation 10-11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Centralia
Funeral Private family service

Edith L. Gramlick, 98, of Odin passed away peacefully Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Odin Health Care Center. She was born on March 14, 1922 the daughter of Ralph and Myrtle (Marcham) Merten in Carrigan Township in Marion County. She married the love of her life, Fred Gramlick on July 16, 1943 in Webster Groves, MO and he preceded her in death on January 6, 1975.

Survivors that will carry love in their hearts as they reminisce about Edith’s amazing life include her beloved family, sons, James (Judy) Gramlick of Centralia, Dean (Connie) Gramlick of Dexter, MO., Richard (Debra) Gramlick of Lexington, TN, Steven (Kathi) Gramlick of Sandoval, Don (Mary) Gramlick of Central City; and 13 cherished grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gramlick was preceded in death by both her parents, Ralph and Myrtle Merten; sister, Mildred Outhouse; and brothers, Ralph Merten, James Merten, and Dean Merten.

Mrs. Gramlick was of the Methodist faith and was grateful for her personal relationship with Jesus, her Lord and Savior. She was helpful, dependable and instrumental in the success of her family’s trucking business, Gramlick Trucking, where she served as bookkeeper. When she wasn’t offering her time and energy to keeping Gramlick Trucking running smoothly, Edith was pouring her dedication and love into her family. She was proud of her role as wife and mother and did her best to provide her family with wisdom for life’s journey and always offered her home as a sanctuary for her family, during times of need and times of blessings.

Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval is privileged to be assisting the family of Edith Gramlick with arrangements. Friends and family are invited to visiting hours from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. A private family service will be held with Pastor Michael Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in rural Sandoval. Memorials may be made in Edith’s honor to the Sandoval Fire Department or the Donor’s Choice and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Edith may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.