August 27, 1926 - November 4, 2018
Doris Jean Grass, age 92 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 11:20 A.M., Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Odd-Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL. A funeral service in her honor will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL; Reverend Michael Smith will officiate. Burial will immediately follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. The visitation will be held Wednesday evening, November 7, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Doris was born August 27, 1926 in Donnellson, IA the daughter of Clarence H. and Olga B. (Hirschler) Graf. She married Robert W. Grass on January 1, 1950 at The Evangelical and Reformed Church in Donnellson, IA; he passed away June 30, 2005. She is survived by her seven children; Gene Grass of Urbana, IL, Terry Grass (Mary) of St. Louis, MO, Annette Bryant of Mattoon, IL, Dennis Grass of Osaka, Japan, Anita Tutt (Timothy) of Mattoon, IL, Marc Grass of Mattoon, IL, Roger Grass (LaDonna) of Pflugerville, TX; thirteen grandchildren, Anna Grass, Marissa Grass, Sarah Murphy (Max), Wesley Grass (Amanda), Kenji (Yamamoto) Grass, Kyle Daubs (Jordan), Joseph Tutt (Leslie), Jessica Tutt, Jason Grass, Adam Grass (Dina), Derek Grass, Laura Grass, and Emily Grass; four great-grandchildren, Olivia Grass, Penelope Daubs, Macy Alexander, and Alyssa Grass; one brother, Larry Graf of Smyrna, DE. Doris is preceded in death by her parents, sister Faylene Shark, daughter-in-law Kayoko “Chris” Yamamoto, two great-grandchildren Julianna and Izabella Grass. Doris was an active and devout member of The First United Methodist Church and Methodist Women’s Group in Mattoon, IL. She sold Tupperware for over thirty-five years, took pleasure in playing the piano for her church, local nursing homes, and was an accompanist for local band students. Doris and her husband loved traveling to many different places to visit their children and grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and adoring grandmother. Doris touched the lives of many and will be fondly remembered by all. Memorials in her honor may be made to Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home Activity Room, 201 Lafayette Avenue East, Mattoon, IL 61938; First United Methodist Church UMW, 1607 Charleston, IL 61938; or donor’s choice. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with the family.
Doris Jean Grass, age 92 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 11:20 A.M., Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Odd-Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL. A funeral service in her honor will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Mitchell-Jerdan... View Obituary & Service Information
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