Lila Lee Grummet: In Memory of my Cousin

Lila Lee Grummet
Lila Lee Grummet, age 80 of Alto, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and brother, Steven Green. She is survived by her children, Bob (Becky) Grummet, Bill (Carol) Grummet, Marilee (Mark) Trierweiler, Joe (Laurie Wenzel) Grummet; sister Linda (Denny) Hawk; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and good friend, Pat Thomet. Lila Lee loved spending time with family and traveling. She was also an avid sportswoman, enjoying hunting and fishing. She was active in the Alto community as a member of the Alto Development Association, Head of the Alto United Methodist Church Administrative Board, and President of the United Methodist Women. The family will greet friends and family Thursday, May 25, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Alto United Methodist Church, 11365 64th St. SE, Alto, MI 49302. Memorial Funeral Services to follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Rev. Robert Wright officiating. Interment Bowne Center Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Alto United Methodist Church; Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Burn Care Clinic, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229; or Kent District Library Alto Branch; c/o Sandy Graham, 6071 Linfield Ave., Alto, MI 49302.
Comment: She was diagnosed with cancer on April 30th and died in just over 3 weeks. We spent 3 days with her a year ago. Lovely and will be missed. Obit for her husband (preceded her by 10 years). Obit for her brother Steve who died 2 years ago.

We had hoped to go to the funeral but she died last night at 10 pm and the Thursday funeral doesn't enable enough time to wrap things up here and get there.

My sister provides this interesting photo from what she believes is Mothers Day 1949

This was taken in Alto, MI (that's the old Methodist church in the background); My grandmother (Beulah Hayward) is in the front row center. Her husband Basil is standing behind her. Basil died December 1949 when I was 4 months old (not yet born in May of '49).  The boy next to granddad is my cousin Steve. The girl on the other side of grandpa is Lila (age 12). In front of Lila is my cousin Linda (my only surviving cousin). In front of Steve is my sister Nancy (age 3).

Update: Photo from my brother. Date Mother's day 1971

Left to right: Aunt Eleanor, My Mother, My Dad

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