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Geraldine Elaine (Knecht) Grubbs

February 3, 1930 ~ January 15, 2020 (age 89)

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Geraldine Elaine Grubbs, age 89, of East Springfield, peacefully went home be with the Lord on January 15, 2020 at her home.

Elaine was born in McGraw, NY on February 3, 1930, the daughter of late Harold and Geraldine (Stafford) Knecht.

Elaine married her husband, Elwood M. Grubbs on January 29, 1949 and together they started a dairy farm in East Springfield. They went on to build the Grubbs Rental Store and Storage Facility and also established Grubbs Gravel Pit.

Known for her culinary talents, Elaine was a dedicated, hardworking woman.  While tending to her family, farm and garden, she ran the kitchen at Lake Shore Country Club for several years and was often in the church kitchen where she, and the rest of the “Jolly Workers”, prepared countless meals.

With a strong faith in Christ Jesus, Elaine’s heart of service shined as a Sunday School Teacher over many years at the Federated Church in East Springfield and in helping establish the WLD Ranch in Girard.

Elaine and Elwood raised many children in addition to their own. When a relative or friend needed a place to live, Elaine welcomed them to the farm and the family.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, Elwood M. Grubbs;  a son, Philip E. Grubbs; two sisters Ainslee Barton and Lois Larson.

Elaine is survived by three sons: Michael L. and Paul E. Grubbs of East Springfield and Matthew D. Grubbs of Erie, Pa. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Federated Church, Main Street, East Springfield, PA with Pastor Rick Plucknett, officiating. Elaine will be buried in Girard Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, East Springfield, PA.

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Memorial Service
January 25, 2020

2:00 PM
Federated Church (East Springfield, PA)


WLD Ranch
7351 Woosley Road, Girard PA 16417
Tel: 1-814-474-3414

Federated Church Building Fund
P.O. Box 158, East Springfield PA 16411

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