Alene Hauser Grabbe, 100, of Nokomis, passed away October 5, 2012 at Nokomis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Nokomis. She was born September 15, 1912 in Dallas, TX. the daughter of Grover Cleveland "G C and Corda Smith Hauser. She married Vern A. Grabbe in September, 1935 in Elizabethtown, KY. He preceded her in death in May, 1976. She was joint owner and accountant of the Grabbe Chrysler-Plymouth Automotive and Grabbe Ford Implement dealerships, a insurance agent for State Farm Insurance Company and was recognized as the first female to sell $1 million of insurance for the company, a self-employed tax accountant for 52 years in the Nokomis area, a member of Nokomis Business and Professional Women's Assoc., Independent Accountants Assoc. of Illinois, Eastern Star, and Methodist Church.
She is survived by four children; Sharon (Kenneth) Kleinik of Nokomis, Phillip (Kay) Grabbe of Fillmore, Sally (Ronald, deceased) Sides of Nokomis and Vern "Gus" Grabbe of Lee; 5 grandchildren, 1 step-grandson, 4 great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and a half sister. She was preceded by her parents, husband,sister, step father, half-brother and 1 step brother.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 8, 2012 at 11:00am. Visitation will be held from 9-11am on Monday, October 8, 2012 at United Methodist Church in Nokomis. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery in Nokomis with Rev. Steve Williams Officiating.
Sutton Funeral Home of Nokomis is in Charge of Arrangments. Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church of Nokomis 220 S. Cedar St. Nokomis, IL. 62075