Nancy E. Grunkemeyer

December 9, 2013
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Nancy E. Grunkemeyer, age 91 of Cincinnati and formerly of St. Mary’s, Indiana, died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Llanfair Retirement Community in Cincinnati where she resided for the past three years.  Born April 13, 1922 in Cincinnati, she is the daughter of Inez (Nee: Looker) and Harry Cook.  She married Leonard Grunkemeyer October 22, 1949 in Cincinnati and he preceded her in death November 16, 1992.

Nancy retired from Hill-Rom Industries in 1987 after 30 years as secretary for William A. Hillenbrand.  She lived in St. Mary’s from 1949 until 1990 when she and Leonard moved to Cincinnati to live with her daughter Beth and her family.  Nancy loved flower and vegetable gardening as well as cooking and baking for her family.  Her specialties were apple pie and Christmas sugar cookies.  While at Llanfair she was always giving the kitchen tips on cooking, especially green beans, since no restaurant ever made them correctly!  Other interests included reading, particularly biographies and helping her grandchildren with school papers.   Nancy even edited a book on home schooling written by Laura Ann Simmermeyer while at Llanfair.  “Nana” as she was known, loved all the dogs and cats she had over the years, although cats were definitely her favorite.  She would often bring home a stray kitten……..fleas and all.  What she truly enjoyed was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, especially in the kitchen. 

Nancy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Beth and Matt O’Rourke of Cincinnati; nieces Alma Simmermeyer of Brookville, Indiana, Helen Reverman of Grand Ledge, Michigan, Jane Vierling of Batesville, Indiana, Kathleen Moe of Cincinnati; 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and a great nephew.  Nancy and Leonard raised nieces Alma, Helen and Jane, becoming their second mom and dad.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded death by sisters Inez Cook, Mary Carmody; brother Harry Cook and nephew Little Joe Grunkemeyer. 

Visitation is Wednesday, December 11th, from 4-7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m.  Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, December 12th at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church in St. Mary’s, Indiana with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or The Alzheimer’s Association.

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