SIKESTON -- Wilma Catherine Grojean, 78, died at 7:25 p.m. June 10, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Benton, daughter of the late Andrew C. and Agnes M. Welter LeGrand, she was a homemaker and a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and served on the Altar Sodality.
On Jan. 20, 1945, in Houston, she married Theon Francis Grojean who preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 2002.
One brother, Leon LeGrand, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: four sons and three daughters-in-law, Ron Grojean of Cape Girardeau, Bob and Toni Grojean of Sikeston, Theon and Nora Grojean Jr. of Atlanta and Gary and Joan Grojean of Blue Springs; four daughters and sons-
in-law, Marilyn and Jim Schwaninger of Sikeston, Suzi and Rich Bach of Memphis, Tenn., Jeanne and Jim Burke of Charleston and Kathy and Rick Love of Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Maurice LeGrand of Houston; two sisters, Mildred LeGrand of Benton and Geraldine Douglas of Dallas; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Carl Cokenour of Sikeston.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Church. The Rev. Scott Sunnenberg and Monsignor Richard Rolwing will officiate.
Burial will follow in the St. Lawrence Cemetery at New Hamburg.
Pallbearers will be her 12 grandsons: James Schwaninger Jr., Jeff Schwaninger, Joe Schwaninger, Chris Grojean, Rob Grojean, Doug Grojean, Evin Burke, Sam Burke, John Raffety, David Raffety, Andrew Raffety and Andrew Grojean.
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Memorial contributions may be made to:
St. Francis Xavier School Fund
106 N. Stoddard St.
Sikeston, MO 63801