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Born: Sat., Nov. 20, 1915
Died: Tue., Jun. 14, 2011


10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 17, 2011
Location: DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jun. 17, 2011

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Gearldine Z. Growcock, age 95, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at her residence.  Born on November 20, 1915 in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Jesse Benjamin and Lillie Francis (Prough) Zeigler.

She lived all of her life in the Whitley County area and spent 16 winters in Florida.  She attended Churubusco High School and on February 23, 1935 she married Albert C. Growcock in Columbia City, by Pastor Cecil R. Smith. She worked in the onion fields for 15 years helping her dad, from 1937-1950 she worked at the Blue Bell and from 1950-1978 she worked at Weatherhead, Columbia City retiring in 1978.  She was a member of the Church of the Brethern and later attended the First Baptist Church and lastly the Columbia City United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Weatherhead Pioneer Club, former member of the Moose and Eagles #1906 Auxiliaries and the Theo Widow's Club all in Columbia City.

Survivors include her 1 daughter, Linda (Jack) Walker and 1 son, Dean  A. (Sharon) Growcock both of Columbia City; 4 sisters, Martha Wappes, Ohio, Betty Crabill and Barbara Nicodemus both of Columbia City and Joy Follis of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Ralph (Delores) Zeigler of Collins and Allen E. (Jeannie) Zeigler of Churubusco; 4 grandchildren including Diana Harris, Christina Morgan, Heather Roehling and Penny Denison, 6 great grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Albert C. Growcock, 7 brothers, Clarence E., Jay W., Joseph B., Lee F., John H., Donnie O. and Marshall L. Zeigler and 1 sister, May Wappes.

Visitation is from 10-2 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. Funeral Celebrant Sharon Brockhaus will be officiating. Burial will follow at South Park (Annex) Cemetery. To send condolences, please log on to www.demoneygrimes.com.

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Randy Grimes
To the Entire Growcock Family;

May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.

Randy Grimes and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home

   Posted Tue June 14, 2011
our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family

Alison Mendenhall
   Posted Tue June 14, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother passing. I am sure you have many fond memories to help comfort you and get you through this difficult time. You have my deepest sympathy.

Hal and Renaye Smith
   Posted Tue June 14, 2011
Dean and Sharon,
Prayers be with you at this time of loss. Only God can comfort you and heal you, so lean on him.

Renaye and Hal

   Posted Wed June 15, 2011
To Geri;s family,

Thank you for giving me the chance to take care of her. She was a great woman. If you need anything please feel free to call.
Love, Amanda Watkins

Myrna Bailey
   Posted Thu June 16, 2011
To the entire Growcock Family. You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ralph and Myrna Bailey

Karla Hayes
   Posted Thu June 16, 2011
To Linda and Jack Walker

Sincere sympathy and condolences to you and your family in this time of loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Karla & Marty Hayes and Rosemary Walker

Roger & Jeanette Anderson (Class of 57)
   Posted Sat June 18, 2011
Dean & Sharon,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob Kellogg
   Posted Sat June 18, 2011
Dean and Linda,
We were saddened to read that your mother had passed on. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you heal from your loss.

Bob and Ellen Kellogg

Heather Reid
   Posted Wed June 22, 2011

I am glad you were able to spend quality time with your Mother.
When I was at Oak Pointe on Tuesday's seeing patients, you were always there with her walking down the hall or taking her on a ride.
Fondly,Heather Reid

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