Elenor “Ele” M. Gratz

February 3, 1927 - November 7, 2016
Elenor “Ele” M. Gratz

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Gratz, Elenor ”Ele” M. 89 of Brooksville FL. passed away on Nov. 7, 2016.  Born Feb 3, 1927 in Chicago, ILL. Ele was a school bus driver from 1957 to 1981.  She was a member of the American Legion Post 335, VFW Post 9236 and the Marine Corp League on Sunshine Grove Rd.  When Ele retired she devoted her life to volunteering at the Lighthouse of the Blind, the Public Library, and at Bayfront Health in Brooksville for 12 years in which she has 24,000 volunteer hours. She is survived by her 3 children Linda Gelling (husband Mark) of NPR FL,  Gary Gratz (wife Diane), of Nashua NH, Lucy Hobbs (husband Greg) of Brooksville, FL.  She has 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  She also leaves behind her three brothers Ed Mellies (wife Delores),of NPR, Herb Mellies of Brooksville and LeRoy, (wife Diane) of Franklin, NC.  She was pre-deceased by her daughter Marcia Jackson.  Ele was a lifetime member of the New Apostolic Church in Brooksville.  A Memorial service will be held at the New Apostolic Church located at 6113 Lockhart Rd., Brooksville, FL 34602 at 2 p.m. on Saturday November 19, 2016.  She will be joining her husband George (Bill) Gratz in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on November 25, 2016 at 11:30 A.M. in which there will be a small service.

All are invited.


Saturday, November 19, 2016
2:00 PM

New Apostolic Church - Directions
6113 Lockhart Rd
Brooksville, Florida 34602


Friday, November 25, 2016
11:30 AM

Florida National Cemetery - Directions
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
(352) 793-7740

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    Donna Redlet says:
    Her wonderful legacy is those whom she leaves behind. An incredible loving family, some I know, many I've been told about. She will never be farther than a heartbeat from those left behind, those who knew and love her. God bless....

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