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Elener Norris Grossman Dies

Mar 24, 2005

Word has been received in Winona Lake of the death, at 9:40 a.m. today, of Elener Norris Grossman, who taught journalism and English and advised publications at Grace College for a number of years.

Mrs. Grossman, who had been fighting cancer for several years, died in Tennessee. In recent years she and her husband, Gil, lived in Jonesborough, TN, from where they both traveled widely around the world doing volunteer mission work. Elener was particularly active in bookstore and literature ministry, often in Great Britain.

She was a 1958 graduate of Grace College with a B.A. in English Education (secondary) and a minor in French.

A memorial service will be held in Tennessee on Easter Sunday, and burial will be in Mentone, Indiana, which was Elener’s home. Grace faculty member Roger Peugh will conduct the graveside service on Tuesday.

Elener had been unconscious since Monday night. Her daughter-in-law, from Germany had arrived to spend some time with her before her death, and the Grossmans’ son, Luke, is currently on his way home from Afghanistan.

Messages of sympathy may be sent to Gilbert Grossman at 690 Hwy 81 North, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659.