Clara “Grace” Stine, age 89, of rural Farina, Illinois passed away at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, Illinois.
Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 01, 2017 at Freedom Reigns in Christ Church in St. Elmo, Illinois. There will be a two-hour visitation prior to the service. Tom Fedrigon will be officiating. Burial will be at Stein-Stine Cemetery in rural Farina, Illinois. Memorials may go to Stein-Stine Cemetery Association, Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, Illinois or donor’s choice.
Grace was born on June 09, 1928 in Fayette County, Illinois, the daughter of John “Fred” and Myrtle G. (Williams) McMillan. She married Stanley O. Stine on September 15, 1946 at the Macedonia Christian Church, by Carl Gibson, where they were members for several years. Later, she and Stanley moved their membership to the St. Elmo Christian Church. She was active in the church as a pianist, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. She enjoyed cooking, working with the community and spending time with friends and family.
She is survived by her two sons, Gordon Stine (wife Denise) of St. Elmo, Illinois, Stanton Stine (special friend Linda) of Farina, Illinois; two daughters, Judy Washburn (husband Orin) of Martinsville, Illinois, Sandra Widger (husband Fred) of Holiday Island, Arkansas; one sister, Vontella McEndollar of Neoga, Illinois; 13 grandchildren, Matt Washburn, Julie Burk, Kim Widger, Tim Widger, Gina Widger, Tammy Springer, Chris Stine, Mike Stine, Pam Armstrong, Jared Stine, Daniel Stine, Shana Waldinger and Jil Patton; 31 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John “Fred” and Myrtle McMillan; husband, Stanley Stine; sister, Dorothy Mahon; grandson, Brent Washburn; daughter-in-law, Mary (Wallace) Stine.