Peaceful 06

Margaret M. Grell

January 6, 1946 ~ October 26, 2020 (age 74)


Margaret Magdalene Grell, age 74, of Woodstock, passed away Oct. 26, 2020 after a courageous battle with illness. She was born on January 06, 1946 in Chicago, Ill. She married the love of her life, Edwin A. Grell on July 18, 1970 and together they built a life and family filled with boundless love, joy, and laughter.

She is survived by her husband Edwin, sons Thomas (Annette) Grell and Jonathon (Jacqueline) Grell, daughter Jennamarie (Travis) Test; grandchildren Jerred, Alexandria, Edwin, Bradley, Nicholas, William, and Kaitlyn; brothers Stanley, Glenn and Arthur, sister Genevieve; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Magdalene and Anthony Covelli and her brother Anthony Covelli Jr.

She was well-known in the City of Woodstock for many years when she worked at the State Bank of Woodstock, Harris Bank, and later Amcore Bank. She was an active member of the community, serving on the Woodstock Fourth of July Fireworks Committee, the Old Timers Club, the Treasurer for the McHenry County Sherriff, American Cancer Society, and the Woodstock Professional Business Women organization. She was a model of charity, compassion, and service to others and will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her.

Even in the most difficult circumstances toward the end of her life, Margaret displayed the strength, grace, and beauty for which she will always be remembered.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock from 9:00 am until moving to St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Ave, Woodstock, where the Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 am.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Margaret may be made to Gavers Community Cancer Foundation PO Box 1724, Woodstock, IL 60098.

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Memorial Gathering
October 31, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney
1211 North Seminary Avenue / P.O. Box 22
Woodstock, IL 60098

Mass of Christian Burial
October 31, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
312 Lincoln Avenue
Woodstock, Illinois 60098

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