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Grace Grenn – Daily Manager

Grace Eileen Grenn, 84, of McComb, MS received her angel wings on April 28, 2022.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 2, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until services at 11:00 a.m. at McComb’s Hartman-Jones Funeral Home. Dr. Jim Porter and sister. Connie Felter will officiate and interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

She was born in Chicago, IL on November 17, 1937 to her late parents Lloyd and Grace Omler Burkhart.

At the age of eight, she moved to St. Augustine, FL. She has always loved living in Florida. She graduated from Baldwin High School in Baldwin, Florida, where she gave the valedictorian speech for her class and also crowned Homecoming Queen her senior year. Later, she graduated from the University of Jacksonville and did graduate work at the University of Florida. She taught in Jacksonville, Florida before getting married and moving to McComb, MS, where she also taught.

In her younger years, Mrs. Grenn enjoyed riding her Arabian Horse and at one time was the North Florida Barrel Racing Champion. She also raced quarter horses. She enjoyed attending Centennial Methodist Church in McComb, MS, where she taught Sunday School for several years. Teaching was her love and she taught for over 50 years. She also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas and Cuba. She loved being with her family, cooking, sewing, bird watching and planting flowers. She and her late husband, Carl, owned Parkside Bait & Grocery across from Percy Quin State Park.

Mrs. Grenn was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Carl E. Grenn; his daughter, Carla Grace Grenn; his parents and grandparents.

Those who cherish her memory are her two sons, Gregory C. Grenn and Alan L. Grenn (Jolie); his six grandchildren, Hayden Grenn, Dakota Henze, Keegan Grenn, Blair Allen, Shelby Westbrook (Alex) and Regan Allen; and his brother, Howard Burkhart (Frances).

She was a loving mother, wife and grandmother and will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Centennial Methodist Church Children’s Department, 500 Delaware Ave., McComb, MS 39648.

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