Elise P. Grinter
Services for Elise P. Grinter, 99, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at the United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Paul Waters officiating. Burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
Mrs. Grinter died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1904, in Ottawa County, near Miltonvale, the daughter of William Henry and Sally (Cronkite) Montague.
She was a graduate of Garnett High School and received a teaching certificate from Emporia State Teachers College. She taught at Sinai Elementary School, Kansas City, Kan., and at Edwardsville Elementary School.
She was a member of Rebekahs and Eastern Star, both of Bonner Springs; United Methodist Women, Reno Ladies Aide and Farm Bureau, all of Leavenworth County. She had served as a Happy Helpers 4-H leader.
In addition, she had been named Farm Bureau Woman of the Year and was an active member of Riford Senior Center quilting group in Tonganoxie and had made many beautiful quilts.
She was a member of the Stony Point Christian Church, Reno United Methodist Church and later of the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
She married J.W. LaRue Grinter on May 17, 1924, in Leavenworth. He died in 1977.
Survivors include a son, James Warden Grinter, Lawrence; a daughter, Mary Jean Bilhimer, Baldwin; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions made to Tonganoxie United Methodist Church or Tonganoxie Unified School District 464 Foundation, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 7, 2004, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie.