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Helen Gramlich Christy
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1919
Death: Oct. 10, 2005

Helen Gramlich Christy

Helen Gramlich Christy, 86, of Marietta, Ohio, and Vero Beach, Fla., died Oct. 28, 2005, in her Glenwood home.

She was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Marietta. Helen was the daughter of the late Ida (Peg) Smith and Charles C. Gramlich. Helen attended Marietta City schools and graduated from Marietta High School in 1937. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Marietta College in 1941, where she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She was a member of the Marietta Welfare League, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Vero Beach Center for the Arts and a past president of the Betsey Mills Club. She also attended Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach.

She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 63 years, F. Leonard Christy of Marietta; two sons, Frank L. (Mary Lou) Christy of Marietta and Vero Beach and Ted P. (Brenda) Christy of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a daughter, Peggy C. (Bill) Rilling of Cincinnati.
She was preceded in death by her son, James M. Christy (Jennifer) of Marietta.

She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Jonathan Christy and Kathleen Christy White, Michael, Richard, Patrick and Andrew Christy, Christy and T.J. Rilling and Katie, Annie and Hannah Christy. She is survived by a stepsister, Georgine Knowlton of Arlington Heights, Ill.

In addition to her parents and stepfather, E. Leigh Smith, and one son, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dean Gramlich of Parkersburg and Charles Gramlich of Marietta; and stepbrother, Don Smith of Donora, Pa.

Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. John Michael Campbell officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 1-2:30 p.m. in the lower level of the church prior to the service. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery.

Donations in Helen's memory may be made to the Jim Christy Fund for Kids, c/o The Marietta Community Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Marietta, OH 45750.

Source Citation: Newspaper: Parkersburg News, The/Sentinel; Publication Date: 30 Oct 2005; Publication Place: Parkersburg, WV, Us 
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  F. Leonard Christy (1918 - 2010)*
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Mound Cemetery
Washington County
Ohio, USA
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