Thursday, May 24th, 2007
Emma M. Grilliot, 88, died at 8:16 a.m. May 22, 2007, at Alterra Sterling House, Piqua.
She was born April 16, 1919, in Fort Loramie, to Frank and Frances Hoelscher Schlater. On June 26, 1940, she married Leonard J. Grilliot, who died May 12, 1997.
Surviving are four sons, John (Carole), Dayton, Jim (Vicki), Newport, Joe (Jeanne), Piqua, and Larry (Amy), Celina; three daughters, June (George) Chalou, Falls Church, Va., Joyce (Bill) Curtner, Piqua, and Joanne (Steve) Faler, Troy; a brother, Al (Nancy) Schlater, Fort Loramie; a sister, Juliana Frey, Fort Loramie; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are an infant son; a brother, Paul Schlater; two sisters, Ursula Platfoot and Freda Pleiman; and a infant granddaughter.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua, and its St. Mary's Altar Society.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Revs. Thomas Grilliot and Angelo Caserta officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. A prayer service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to St. Mary's Education Fund "Adopt a Student".
Condolences can be sent to www.melcher-sowers.com.