Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
Fort Recovery native Aurelia "Rela" Ruth Grieshop, 93, died July 14, 2006, in Hopkinton, Iowa, where she had lived since 2003.
She was born Nov. 11, 1912, in Fort Recovery, to James and Dora Dilhoff Coughlin. On Aug. 21, 1937, she married Ivo J. Grieshop, who died in 1979.
Surviving are two sons, David S. (Midge), Sierra Vista, Ariz., and James I. (Pat), Davis, Calif.; two daughters, Mary Ellen (John) Menke, Barnesville, Md., and Ann Marie, Hopkinton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are all brothers and sisters and their spouses.
She taught at Parkway Elementary School, Rockford, in the early 1970s, was a tutor there and a former board member of the Rockford Public Library. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Rockford.
Her body was donated to medical science. A memorial service will be held in Rockford later this year.
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