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Margaret C. Gruben

November 26, 1916 January 23, 2019
Margaret C. Gruben
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Obituary for Margaret C. Gruben


Margaret Gruben, nee Jones, age 102, a resident of Plainfield, IL since 1941, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2019. She was born on November 26, 1916 in Joliet, IL.

Marge is survived by her loving sons, Bruce (Jean) Gruben and Stephen (Rebecca) Gruben, both of Plainfield, IL; her cherished grandchildren, Michael (Janet) Gruben, Julie (Rob) Brinkman, Meredith (David) Avery, Peter (Julie) Gruben, Bruce (Melissa) Gruben, Thomas Gruben, Jennifer (Keith) Searls and Jason (Lindsay) Gruben; her numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard Gruben; her sons, Richard (the late Pamela) Gruben, Jr. and David Gruben; her granddaughter, Kim (the late Allan) Jelm; and her siblings, Veronica Hylka, Marie Schwab, Helen Williamson and James Jones.

Marge was a graduate of St. Francis Academy, Joliet, Class of 1935, and lifelong member of the St. Francis Academy Alumni Association. She was a member of St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church since 1941, served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a recipient of the St. Mary’s C.C.W. Woman of the Year award. She also volunteered her time for the Plainfield Interfaith Food Pantry. She co-owned Gruben’s Tavern in Joliet from 1968-1978 and was employed as the receptionist at Dr. Schmitz office from 1977-2002. Her loving smile and kind heart will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to the life of Margaret Gruben, memorial donations may be made to the Mantellate Servant Sisters of Mary, 16949 S. Drauden Rd, Plainfield 60586 or Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 27, 4:00-8:00 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, corner of Routes 30 & 59, Plainfield.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 28, 11:00 AM at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville.

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4:00 PM 1/27/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/27/2019 8:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 1/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Immaculate Parish

15629 S. Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60544

St. Mary Immaculate Parish
15629 S. Route 59 Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

200 W Romeo Rd.
Romeoville, IL 60446

200 W Romeo Rd. Romeoville 60446 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Joliet Area Community Hospice

250 Water Stone Circle
Joliet, IL 60431

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