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Grice, Evelyn
Evelyn Janette (Luman) Grice, 92, London Mills, died peacefully at home Tuesday October 5, 2010, surrounded by her children: Carol Janette Major of Eden Prairie, Minn,; George Luman Grice of Radford, VA,; and Leanne Louise Porch of Anderson, Ind. Also present were granddaughters Rachel Ann Porch and Sarah Routh (Porch) Dixon and five great-grandchildren.

Evelyn was born April 23, 1918, to Ernest and Sarah Berniece (Wolford) Luman at their farm near London mills. After graduating from London Mills Community High School in 1936, she earned a bachelors degree in primary education in 1940 from Western Illinois State Teachers College and a masters degree in elementary education in 1970 from Western Illinois University. She taught elementary school at Table Grove, Fairview, London mills, and Canton for more than 25 years.

Evelyn married Wrenn Routh Grice on August 24, 1941. He preceded her in death on February 19, 2009. She filled their home at White Gate Farm with love, music, and many fond memories. Evelyn served the London Mills United Methodist Church as organist, pianist, Sunday school teacher, and Sunday school treasurer. She was a member of church board, the choir, and the WSCS/UMW. She was also a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau, the GIYC, and numerous school and community committees.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, brother (Vivian Wolford Luman), sister (Josephine Eloise Luman Grice Fleisher), and grandson (Mark Edward Major).

She is survived and celebrated by her children, her sister Mary Lavere (Luman) Shortness, Son-in-law Mike Porch, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday October 13, 2010, 10:00 am in the London Mills United Methodist Church, where the Rev. Paul Newhall will officiate. Burial will be in the East Midway Cemetery, London Mills, IL. Family will receive friends on Tuesday October 12, 2010, 5:30-7:30 pm at the London Mills Church. Memorials may be made to the London Mills United Methodist Church. Please sign the guestbook at www.cormanmh.com. Corman Memorial Home Roseville, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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