Odessa City Cemetery 


                                                                        Obituaries submitted by Marge Womach



Page Gre through Gz


We give credit to the Heritage Church, Odessa Historisches Museum and the Odessa Record for assistance in gathering the data.   These have NOT been confirmed by the Odessa City Clerk, but are documentation found within the county that purport to have been buried in Odessa. In many instances (?) will denote that there is some likelihood of error. 

Explanations and Common abbreviations used herein:

TS = Tombstone; OC = specific location to Odessa Cemetery; LL = Christ Lutheran Ledger, data furnished by the Museum

dc = death card; DC = death certificate; Obit = obituary

Suchland = A thorough research of the cemetery was done by Harold Suchland and in some cases his mention is the only available record, with no explanation. From that mention, additional research continues and some records are being documented. Due to the fragile condition of the local copies of the Odessa Record papers which went through a fire in the 1980's, some items are not available.


Greenwalt, Anna Margaret,   (d. 1906; b. 1873; TS; OC; grave shown by Suchland to be in B-08-35) 

Greenwalt, Arthur Wm,  s/o J.  (d. 4-26-40; b. 12-07-1916; TS; OC; DC) “Arthur William Greenwalt. Male, white, married; Spouse: Martha Greenwalt, age 19 yrs. Birth of deceased: Dec 7, 1916, aged 23 yrs 7 mos 19 days. Born: Odessa, WA. Farm laborer. Father: John Greenwalt born Russia; Mother: Sophia Trautman born South Russia. Informant: Trefer of Odessa, WA. Burial: Odessa Cemetery on 4-29-1940. Funeral director: Henry F Precht of Lind, WA. Death: Apr 26, 1940 at 11 a.m. Rural Adams County; Usual residence: Lind, rural, Adams Co, WA. Cause of death: Head cut off in right lap runaway. Decapitation. Accident, Apr 26, 1940, Lind, Adams Co, WA, farm. Walters Miller, coroner, Ritzville, WA. Signed 4-26-40.” (WA Certificate of Death.)

Greenwalt, August J. ‘Gus’,  (added) “August J. ‘Gus’ Greenwalt, age 19, died June 5, 2007, in Flagstaff, AZ. His home was Odessa. Gus was born Apr 23, 1988, in Spokane to Bradley and Judy (Warner) Greenwalt. He is survived by his parents, Bradley and Judy, at the home; five brothers and sisters: Sarah, Sam, Melissa, Ryan and Max Greenwalt, all at the home in Odessa; maternal grandmother, Rita Warner of Roy, WA; paternal grandparents, David and Leota Greenwalt, of Odessa; future bride, Megan Cady of Phoenix, AZ, and numerous aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Calvin Warner and infant brother, Cody Greenwalt, in 1994. He was a 2006 graduate of Odessa High School, where he participated in track and was an FFA officer. He enjoyed trapshooting, tractor driving and Ag mechanic competitions. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa, with Pastor Barry Warpness officiating. Concluding services and vault interment followed at Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 2007)

Greenwalt, Ben J.,   (d. 1965; b. 1912; TS; OC; DC) “Benjamin John Greenwalt. Usual residence: Odessa, WA. Birth: 9-17-1912in Odessa, WA. Death: 7-24-1965, at Smith’s Cafe, Odessa, WA. Male, white, married, wheat farmer. Father: George Greenwalt. Mother: Christine Pflugrad. Informant: Edna Greenwalt. Cause of death: due to suffocation, due to extremely large piece of beef steak lodged at the trachea against the epiglottis in the pharynx. No physician present. Coroner’s case. Autopsy performed. Deceased was eating a steak dinner when accident occurred, 9:20 p.m., 7-24-1965. Willard Pelliner, Coroner, Davenport, WA. Burial: Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home.” (WA State Certificate of Death) “Greenwalt’s death came as he was completing a meal in a local cafe. Funeral services are being held this morning (Thursday) from the UCC, with the Rev A Hausauer officiating. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery with the Strate Funeral Home in charge.  Benjamin John Greenwalt was born to a pioneer family, Mr. and Mrs. George Greenwalt, at Odessa on Sept 17, 1912. He attended the Odessa schools. On May 25, 1934, he was married to Edna Hein, also of Odessa. In 1943 his father died and Ben operated the farm. For the past 10 years the family has lived in Odessa, doing the farm work from town. He was also employed at the Moses Lake sugar plant and with local firms.  Greenwalt is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Greenwalt, at the home; two sons, Marvin Greenwalt, Odessa, and William Greenwalt, United States Army; three daughters, Mrs. Norrita Dahm, Edwall, WA; Mrs. Judith Groh, Harrington; Mrs. Sally Jo Hudson, Dimmette, Texas; 12 grandchildren; his mother, Christine Greenwalt, Odessa; one brother, Fred G. Greenwalt, Vancouver, WA; five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Oman, Mrs. Elsie Delzer, Mrs. Adelia Hiller, all of Spokane; Mrs. Rosa Lavinge, Alaska.” (Odessa Record: 7-29-1965) 

Greenwalt, Carol S. Myrick Mills,   (d. 2-21-1986; b. 4-25-1942; TS; OC) “Carol S. Greenwalt.—Passed away Feb 21, 1986 in Davenport, WA. Her home, Dayton, WA. Survived by one daughter, Sara Mills, Spokane; one son, Robert Mills, Anchorage, AL; her mother, Mrs. Don Myrick, Stanford, MT; three sisters, Mrs. Loren (Margaret) Schlimmer, Odessa, WA; Shirley Miller, Tonasket, WA; Mrs. David (Midge) Warrington, Great Falls, MT; one aunt, Harriet Jolliffe, Ephrata, WA; four step-daughters, Carrie Startin, Wendy Meise, Diane Greenwalt, Laura Greenwalt; numerous nieces and nephews; two cousins.  1960 graduate of Marlin High School. Memorial Service, Wednesday, Feb 26, 1986 at 11 a.m. at Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA. Pastor Mark Nelson officiating. Cremation. Inurnment Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA.” (scrapbook item) “Carol Myrick Greenwalt of Dayton, born April 25, 1942 in Lewiston, MT to Don and Billie Myrick, passed away Feb 21, (1986) in Davenport. After living in Stanford, MT for the first 17 years of her life, she moved to Marlin to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Loren and Margaret Schlimmer, and graduated from Marlin High School in 1960. Late in that year, she was married to Noel Mills, and the couple lived in Odessa, where she worked as a cook at the Odessa schools. In 1979, she married Marvin Greenwalt and lived at Lamont while working at Ritzville. In 1982, after a move to Pomeroy, she worked at Garfield County Memorial Hospital and Memory Manor, then became food service manager for Dayton General Hospital. In Jan, Mrs. Greenwalt entered the hospital at Dayton, and was later transferred to sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, after diagnosis of her final illness. Preceded in death by her father and by a brother, she is survived by her mother, Billie Myrick of Stanford, MT; by a son, Robert Mills of Anchorage, Alaska; and by a daughter, Sara Lee Mills of Spokane; by three sisters: Margaret Schlimmer of Odessa, Shirley Miller of Tonasket and Midge Warrington of Great Falls, MT; by an aunt, Harriet Jolliffe of Ephrata; by four step-daughters: Carrie Startin, Wendy Meise, Diane Greenwalt and Laura Greenwalt; and by cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Feb 26 at Strate Funeral Home Chapel, Davenport, Pastor Mark Nelson officiating. Private inurnment will be held later at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 3-06-1986) 

Greenwalt, Christina M.,  (d. 1969; b. 1881; TS; OC; DC) “Christina Greenwalt. Female, white, widowed, housewife; age 88. Death: Aug 1, 1969, Memorial Hospital, Odessa, Lincoln County, WA. Birth: 7-09-1881, Russia. Father: Ludwig Pflugrad, Mother: unknown. Informant: Mrs. Lilly Waymier of Wenatchee, WA. Cause of death: pneumonia; Contributory: old age, gastro-intestinal hemorrhage, rheumatoid art.; no autopsy. Death occurred at 5 a.m. Physician: Jesse Q Sewell, MD, Harrington, WA. Burial: Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.” (WA State Certificate of Death) “Mrs Christina Greenwalt, an eastern Washington pioneer, died August 1 after an extended illness. She was 88 years old.  Memorial services were held in her honor on Tuesday in the United Congregational church in Odessa. Mrs Greenwalt, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Pflugard, was born on July 9, 1881, in South Russia. She came to the US in 1883 and homesteaded with her parents in the Lind area. She resided in eastern Washington all of her life. Christina Pflugard was united in marriage to George Greenwalt on Nov 7, 1907, in Ritzville. Her husband preceded her in death in 1943. Mrs. Greenwalt was baptized and confirmed in the Congregational tradition. She was a member of the United Congregational church and its Ladies Aid Society.  Survivors include five daughters: Mrs. A. R. Waymire of Wenatchee, Mrs. John Rouse, Mrs. Elsie Delzer and Mrs. Laurence Oman of Spokane, Mrs. Rose Laviane of Astoria, OR; one son, Fred of Vancouver, WA; 14 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rodenberger of Lodi, CA; and Mrs. Dora Schrenk of Idaho; one brother, Dave Pflugard of Medical Lake. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 8-07-1969)

Greenwaldt, Daniel,  s/o Geo*(d. 1-11-08; b. 9-19-01; DC; TS; OC) “Daniel Greenwaldt. Male, white, child. Birth: Sept 19, 1901, Adams Co, WA, aged 6 yrs 3 mos 23 days. Father: Geo Greenwaldt born Russia; Mother; Ann Lipsak, born Russia.  Informant: Father, Ritzville, WA. Death: Jan 14, 1908, Ritzville, Adams Co, WA. Cause of death: Typhoid, duration of 4 weeks. Lee Ganson, MD, Odessa, WA. Burial: Lincoln County, Jan 13, 1908; Undertaker: none.” (WA State Board of Health Death Certificate.) (edit: Church records show this burial at County Line Cemetery,  the Tombstone is shown in Odessa Cemetery, and no record has been found to date [Oct 2004] to show the removal to this cemetery. Burials recorded on certificates as Adams County or Lincoln County generally denotes a rural cemetery, however, the tombstone is here in Suchland’s listing as B-08-38.)

Greenwalt, Esther Winter:  “Esther Greenwalt died August 23, 2012 in Moses Lake at the age of 93. She was born Jan 6, 1919, to Michael and Amelia (Bohnet) Winter in Irby. In 1941 she married John Greenwalt, Jr, and together they raised three boys: Dennis, Michael and Richard. She spent her life raising her family and caring for their home.  Esther was a lifelong active member of Zion Emanuel Lutheran Church in Odessa, serving as a Sunday school teacher, as a member of the quilting guild and the Altar Society and in various other capacities within the church. She loved to work in her yard tending to flowers and her vegetable garden. She is preceded in death by her husband John in 1991; a brother, Albert Winter; and three sisters, Viola Fode, Pauline Leisle and Dorothy Schafer. Surviving her are her three sons, Dennis of Ritzville and Michael and Richard of Oregon; two brothers, Art Winter and Walt Winter, both of Odessa. Vault interment will be at 10 a.m. at Odessa Memorial Cemetery on Monday, Aug 27, 2012, with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. at Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Odessa. Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville is entrusted with arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 8-30-2012)

Greenwalt, George,   (d. 6-10-43; b. 12-10-1872; TS; OC; Strates; Cong) “George Greenwalt. Died: 9 June 1943. Age 70 yrs 6 mos; dropsy.” (Congregational Church ledger by Hausauer) “George Greenwalt. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: June 10, 1943, at residence of Lawrence Oman, Spokane, WA. Husband of Christina. Birth: Dec 10, 1873, Russia. Age 70 yrs 6 mos. Male, married, white, retired farmer. Cause of death: acute cardiac dilation. Physician: Chas M. Anderson. (no parental data )Burial: Odessa Cemetery. Funeral: Pilgrim Congregational Church at 2 p.m. June 13, 1943. Interment: June 13th with Rev Hausauer.” (Mortuary Ledger)  “George Greenwalt, pioneer resident of the area, who died at the home of a daughter in Spokane Thursday morning, was buried from the Pilgrim Congregational church on Sunday, the rev A Hausauer officiating with burial in the Odessa Cemetery under the direction of Strate Funeral Home. Pallbearers included nephews and were John Greenwalt Jr., Pete Greenwalt, Chris Greenwalt, Fred Trupp, Emanuel Lobe and Arthur Lobe. Mr. Greenwalt, 70, was born in Russia, leaving that country at the age of 19, coming to Washington and locating for a time at Ritzville. He later took up a homestead near Odessa and purchased more land, farming until he retired about 15 years ago.  Survivors include his widow, Christine; two sons, Fred, Wenatchee, and Ben, Odessa; five daughters, Mrs. Delia Hiller, Vancouver; Mr.s  Oman, Spokane; Mrs. Elsie Delzer, Spokane; Mrs. Rose LaVigne, Astoria, OR; and Mrs. Lillie Greenwalt, Wenatchee; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, John, Ritzville; and Jacob, Palouse; two sisters, Mrs. Gust Lobe, Odessa; and Mrs. Katie Bassett, Chester, MT.” (Odessa Record: 17 June 1943)

Greenwalt, Geraldine Joyce,,  (d. 11-12-35; b. 10-27-1935; d/o B. & E. ; OC; Strates; Cong; DC) “Geraldiine Joyce Greenwalt. Female, white, infant. Birth: Oct 27, 1935, Odessa, WA. Age: 17 days. Father: Benjamin J Greenwalt, born WA. Mother: Edna Hein, born Odessa, WA. Informant: Benjamin J. Greenwalt of Odessa, WA.  Death: Nov 12, 1935, Dist #6, Odessa, Lincoln Co, WA. Cause: Patent ductus arterecosis. Duration: 13 days. L. J Bonney, MD, Odessa, WA. Burial: Odessa Cemetery on Nov 13, 1935. H H Strate, Undertaker, Odessa, WA” (State of WA, Register of Death) “Geraldin Joyce Greenwalt. Birth: 27 Oct 1935.  Died: 12 Nov 1935; 16 days. Die Eltern Benjamin & Edna Greenwalt.” (Congregational Church ledger by Schwabenland) “Geraldine Joyce Greenwalt. Reside: Odessa. Death: 11-12-1935 at home in Odessa. Birth: Oct 27, 1935; age 17 days. Female, white, single. Informant: Benjamin J. Greenwalt. Father: Benjamin J. Greenwalt born WA. Mother: Edna Hein born Odessa, WA. Cause of death: patent ductus artericosis. L. .J Bonney, MD. Relatives: Mother & Father, Grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. George Greenwalt and Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hein. Physical: Dark hair; 18 inches; 7 lbs.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Greenwalt, Jacob Jr.,   h/o Lyd.  (d. 1995; b. 1909; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 1, for Jacob Greenwalt Jr., a lifetime resident of northwestern Adams County, at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa.  Mr. Greenwalt died on Saturday, Feb 24, 1995. he was 85 years old. He was born on Oct 4, 1909, in the Menno area, the son of Jacob and Caroline (Hochstatter) Greenwalt. He grew up on the family farm and attended school at the rural Ferderer School. He began working on the family farm at an early age.  He married Lydia Kulm, of Schrag, on June 31, 1931, and in 1932 they moved to the present farm south of Batum. He was among the first dry land irrigator farmers in the Batum area. He retired from farming in 1974, but continued to live on the farm until his death. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa. Mr. Greenwalt is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lydia, at the home; six sons, Walter E. Greenwalt, of Lynwood, WA; David Greenwalt, of Odessa; Leo Greenwalt, of Moscow, ID; Robert Greenwalt, of Odessa; Melvin Greenwalt, of Ritzville; and Marvin Greenwalt, of Moses Lake; 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; one brother, Herman Greenwalt, of Palouse, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pastor Scott Jurgens officiated at the funeral. Interment was at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: undated scrapbook-1995)

Greenwalt, John,  h/o Sophie  (d. 1943; b. 1877; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for John Greenwalt, 66, pioneer resident of the Menno area, were held from the Ritzville Lutheran church on Monday afternoon, with burial in the Odessa Cemetery.  Pallbearers included Mike winter, Herman Sieverkropp, Ernest Hardt, Herbert Steffen, Carl Miller and Fred Sackmann.  Mr. Greenwalt was born in Frank, Russia, Jan 18, 1877, and came to America with his brother, George, in 1898, locating in the Menno area, where he lived until he retired about a year ago. He had been in poor health for 14 years, and died after a two-day illness. In 1907 he was married to Miss Sophia Trautman, at a church in the Menno area. She survives him. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Yetta Melcher, Odessa, and Mrs. Emma Bishoff, Ruff; two sons, John Jr., and Pete, both of Odessa; two sisters, Mrs. Katie Bassett, Chester, MT, and Mrs. Mary Lobe, Odessa; one brother, Jacob, Colfax, and 5 grandchildren.  His brother, George, with whom he came to the states, died on the 10th day of June of this year.” (Odessa Record: 29 July 1943)

Greenwalt, John,   (d. 1991; b. 1908; TS; OC; obit)  “John Greenwalt (83).—Passed away April 3, 1991, Ritzville Hospital. His home, Ritzville, WA. Farmed near Odessa. Survived by his wife, Esther Greenwalt, Ritzville, Wa; sons, Dennis Greenwalt, Ritzville, Michael Greenwalt, Clatskanie, OR, Richard Greenwalt and his wife Beth, Athena, OR; four grandsons, three granddaughters; brother Pete Greenwalt, Ritzville; two sisters, Yetta Melcher, Odessa, WA, Emma Bischoff, Ritzville. Member Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Odessa. Services Saturday, Apr 6, 1991 at 10:30 a.m. Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Odessa, WA. Rev David W. Blair officiating. Interment Odessa City Cemetery. Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville in charge."”(scrapbook item) “John Greenwalt Jr. of Ritzville, born Feb 15, 1908 on the farm owned by his parents, John Sr. and Sophia (Trautmann) Greenwalt, died April 3, 1991. Baptized as an infant by Pastor Essig, Mr. Greenwalt was confirmed in the Lutheran faith March 23, 1923 by Rev Hy Brockmann. He helped his father on the farm as a youth, worked in the apple orchards when farm work allowed him to, and then took over full management of the family farm in June, 1941. That same month, he was married to Esther Winter by Pastor B. W. Schuldheisz in Menno (rural Odessa). He moved to Ritzville in 1976, but continued his farming operations until 1988.l Mr Greenwalt was a member of Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church, serving there as head usher for many years. He is survived... He was preceded in death by his father in 1943, his mother in 1966, and by two brothers, one as an infant and Arthur in 1940... Casket bearers included Gordon Melcher, Norman Bischoff, Ron Greenwalt, Terry Fode, Dale Winter and Alton Leisle, and honorary bearers were Larry Winter, Doug Winter, Steve Schafer and art Greenwalt.” (Odessa Record-April 18, 1991)

Greenwalt, Lydia,  w/o Jacob  (d. 1996; b. 1907; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Lydia Greenwalt will be held today, April 18, at 1 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church for Lydia Greenwalt, a long-time Odessa area resident. Mrs. Greenwalt died on Saturday, April 13, 1996, in Moses Lake. She was 88 years old. She was born in Russia on Dec 24, 1907, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Orman) Kulm. She married Jacob Greenwalt on June 30, 1931. They operated an irrigated and dry land farm near Batum for more than 60 years. Mr. Greenwalt preceded his wife of 63 years in death in 1995. Mrs. Greenwalt was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and was active in women’s organizations. She is survived by six sons, Walter Greenwalt, of Lynnwood, WA; David Greenwalt, of Odessa; Leo Greenwalt, of Moscow, ID; Robert Greenwalt, of Odessa; Melvin Greenwalt, of Ritzville, and Marvin Greenwalt of Moses Lake; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Art Kulm, of Lind, and numerous nieces and nephews. The Rev Scott Jurgens will officiate at the funeral. Interment will be in Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-Apr 18, 1996)

Greenwalt, Mara Joseph.  (added) d. 10-10-1929 DC “Mara Joseph Greenwalt. Female, white, single. Birth: Oct 9, 1929, WA. Age: 1 day.  Father: Fred Greenwalt born WA;  Mother: Lillie Marcks born WA. Informant: Fred Greenwalt.  Died: 10-10-1929, Dist #6, Odessa, WA. Cause: Respiratory Paralysis, duration: few minutes. L M Thompson, M D, Odessa, WA. Burial: Odessa, WA on 10-10-1929.” (State of WA, Register of Death; no undertaker reported, cemetery not specified; shown by Suchland as Marie Greenwalt in B-07-33.)

Greenwalt, Robert A  (b. 7-20-1941; d. 4-18-2010)  “Robert A Greenwalt died April 18, 2010 in Odessa, at age 68. He was born July 20, 1941, in Ritzville to Jacob Jr and Lydia (Kulm) Greenwalt. He grew up in Odessa, graduating from Odessa High School in 1960 and then attending diesel mechanic school in Spokane. He married Jacqueline Finney in Odessa Aug 31, 1963. He was a member of the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church. He loved farming and going to his shop, making and smoking homemade sausage, fishing and hunting. He also loved visiting with his friends and spending time with his family and grandkids. He is survived by his wife, Jackie, at the home; his children: Gerald Greenwalt and Barbara of Seattle, Steven Greenwalt and Amy, and Sandi Smith and Gerald (Seth) all of Odessa; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, four brothers: Walter Greenwalt and Darlene of Lynwood, David Greenwalt and Leota of Odessa, Leo Greenwalt and Jackie of Moscow, Idaho, and Marvin Greenwalt and Vicki of Moses Lake, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and by his brother Melvin. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, April 22, 2010, at Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Odessa, with Pastor Barry Warpness officiating. Concluding services and vault interment will follow at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home of Davenport is caring for the family.” (Odessa Record: 4-22-2010)

Greenwaldt, Rudolph, s/o G.   (d. 1-31-1923; b. 8-14-1904; TS; OC; DC) “Rudolph Greenwaldt. Male, white, single. Birth: Aug 14, 1904, Adams Co, WA. Aged: 18 yrs 5 mos 14 days. Father: George Greenwaldt born Russia; Mother: Anna Libsack, born Russia. Informant: George Greenwaldt of Ritzville, WA. Died: Jan 31, 1923, Dist #2, County of Adams. Cause of death: sleeping sickness. F. R. Burroughs, MD, Ritzville. Burial: (not shown). (WA State Register of Death; Suchland’s numbering shown as B-08-39) 

Greenwalt, Sophie,  w/o John  (d. 1965; b. 1878; TS; OC; obit) “Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Greenwalt were held Thursday, Dec 30, at 1:30 p.m. from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at Ritzville, with the Rev Roy Johnson, Lind, officiating. Mrs. Greenwalt died at the age of 87 on Sunday, Dec 26, at the Adams County Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident at Hillcrest Manor for several months. The last 8 days of her life were confined to the hospital. Born Sophia Trautman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Trautman, in Worms, South Russia, Aug 19, 1878, she was married to John Greenwalt June 6, 1906 at the Menno Church in which area they farmed, until their retirement in 1941, to Ritzville. Mr. Greenwalt died July 26, 1943. She is survived by two sons, John and Pete, of Ritzville; two daughters, Mrs. Yetta Melcher, Odessa, Mrs. Emma Bischoff, Ritzville; three brothers, George Trautman of Warden, Adam of Yakima, Jake Trautman of Warden; one sister, Alvina Roth of Fairfield Good Samaritan Home survives as do 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.  One son, Arthur, preceded her in death in 1940.  She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Ritzville. Pallbearers were grandchildren of the deceased and were Ronald Greenwalt, Raymond Greenwalt, Dennis Greenwalt, Arthur Greenwalt, Gordon Melcher, Norman Melcher, Norman Bischoff. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 1-06-1966)

Greenwalt, Wesley, (added); (1961-2008); “Wesley Greenwalt passed away on Friday, July 25, 2008 in Spokane. He was 46 years old. He was born on July 31, 1961 in Odessa, to David and Leota (Sackmann) Greenwalt. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1980. He was a member of the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church and was an avid WSU Cougar fan. Wesley lived in the Odessa area until serious health problems forced him to move to Cooper George Assisted Living in Spokane about 7 years ago.  Wesley is survived by his parents, David and Leota Greenwalt, grandmother, Emma Deife, two brothers, Bradley A. Greenwalt and Jeffrey Greenwalt, all of Odessa, as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jacob and Lydia Greenwalt and August Sackmann, his nephew August (Gus) Greenwalt and his uncle Melvin Greenwalt. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Aug 1, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Barry Warpness officiating. Concluding services and vault interment will follow at Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home is caring for the family.” (Odessa Record: 7-31-2008) 

Greenwalt, William D.,   (d. 1999; b. 1947; TS; OC)  “William D. Greenwalt, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Porcupine Bay near Davenport. He was 52 years old. His home was in Cheney. He was born Feb 15, 1947, the son of Benjamin J and Edna (Hein) Greenwalt. He attended Odessa schools. He entered the US Army and was released when his father died in 1965 to help on the family farm.  He worked for several farmers in Lincoln County and later was employed by Colville’s Garage in Reardan, where he was responsible for gasoline and diesel deliveries. For the past 11 years, he had been in apartment maintenance in Cheney.  He is survived by his special friend and companion, Tricia Johnson, at the home; three daughters, Donelle, Billie Jo and Shellie; seven grandchildren; his mother, Edna Baker, of Odessa; one brother, Marvin Greenwalt, of Odessa; two sisters, Judy Greenwalt, of Odessa, and Sally Romo, of Davenport; one brother-in-law, Charles Dahm, Spokane, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Greenwalt, and sister, Norrita Dahm. Wake services were held on Monday, July 5, at the Eagles Lodge Aerie #2 in Spokane. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record-July 8, 1999) 

Grening, Anna Maria, w/o G.  (d. 1957; b. 1871; TS; OC; LL) “Anna Maria Grening. Born: Oct 7, 1871, Frank, Russia.  Died: June 1, 1957, Odessa, WA. Buried: June 4, 1957, Odessa, WA. Survived by: Husband George; 2 sons, George and Jacob; 1 daughter, Frieda Uhrich. Text: Ps 71:20.  Cause of death: cancer.  W. J. Fritz.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger) 

Grening, Arthur C.,   (d. 1988; b. 1918; TS; OC; obit)  “Arthur C. Grening of Odessa, born here March 19, 1918 to Jake and Lena Grening and a lifetime resident, passed away June 15 near O’Sullivan Dam at Moses Lake. A graduate of Odessa High School in the class of 1937, he was confirmed in  Christ Lutheran Church. He was a retired farmer and had been associated with Western sky Sports locally. Mr. Grening served in the United States Army four years, three of them in the South Pacific. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, past president of the WA State Trap Shooters Assn (1973), a member of the Odessa Gun Club and of Ducks Unlimited, and a life member of the BPOE. Preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Clara, Mr. Grening is survived by his wife, Dorothy, at the family home; by a sister, Jackie Winfrey and her husband Jim of George; by his mother-in-law, Trella Wagner of Odessa; by a brother-in-law, Ross Wagner and his wife, Millie, of Odessa; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held June 22 at the English Congregational Church here, Rev Cynthia Scanlin officiating. Concluding service and vault interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery, Pastor Daniel Cronrath officiating, Strate Funeral Home was in charge. Casket bearers were Tony Williams, Marvin Kuest, Mike Walter, Jim Tanferani, John MacDonald and Don Bates. Honorary bearers included Ben Smith, J. P. Luiten, Paul Hopp, Neil Lobe, Marvin Greenwalt, Clem Groh and Kevin Kramer.” (Odessa Record-undated)

Grening, Fredrich,  (d. 5-04-1904; b. 7-22-1899; TS; OC; Suchland’s listing as A-02-20){Edit: Data provided by the family to the Odessa Museum shows that Fredrich was the son of George Grening, Sr, and his wife Anna Marie Uhrich. He was born in Odessa and died in Odessa. At the time of his death, he was survived by his parents and 3 siblings: George Jr., Jacob and Freda Anna Marie.}  

Grening, George, h/o A. M.  (d. 1960; b. 1872; TS; OC; LL) “George Grening. Born June 16, 1872, Frank, No. Russia. Died: Easter Sunday, April 17, 1960, cancer. Service, Wednesday, April 20, 1960. Interment: Odessa. Survived by one daughter, Frieda Uhrich, 2 sons, George, Jacob.  W. J. Fritz, Pastor.” (Christ Lutheran Church ledger)

Grening, Jacob,  h/o Lena  (d. 1971; b. 1893; TS; OC; obit)  “A funeral service for Jacob Grening, who died at the local hospital early Sunday morning, May 9, were held yesterday morning at 11 a.m. from Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa. Mr. Grening had been a patient at the Convalescent Center for many months.  Burial was at the Odessa Cemetery. Pallbearers for the services were Roscoe Wagner, Emanuel Yuckert, Harold Gies, George Gies, Dan Gettman and Otto Floether.  Mr. Grening was born in Lincoln, NE, on April 4, 1893, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Grening, Sr. He moved with his parents to the state of Washington where he married Lena Schmidt at Puyallup on Dec 6, 1914. The couple moved to their farm south of Odessa in 1915. The remained there until moving into Odessa in July of 1968. Survivors include the two daughters and a son. They are: Clara Fleishman, Pasco; Art Grening and Mrs. Jackie Winfrey, Odessa. Nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive as well as one sister, Mrs. Freda Uhrich of Tacoma.  Mrs. Grening died in Jan 1970. One brother, George Jr., also preceded Jacob in death, in 1970. Mr. Grening had been baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.” (Odessa Record:  5-13-1971) 

Grening, Lena, w/o Jacob  (d. 1970; b. 1893; TS; OC)  “Mrs. Lena Grening, resident of the Odessa area for many years, passed away at the Odessa Convalescent Center on Jan 20, after a year of illness. Mrs. Grening was born in Alma, Nebraska, on Sept 17, 1893. She moved to Washington at the age of six months with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Schmidt, former Odessa residents. She married Jacob Grening on Dec 6, 1914, at Puyallup, WA. After their marriage they moved to Odessa to farm. They lived on the farm until the summer of 1968 when they moved to town. Surviving Mrs. Grening are her husband, Jacob; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Fleischman, Pasco, and Mrs. Jackie Winfrey of Odessa; one son, Arthur Grening, Odessa; five sisters, Mrs. George (Kate) Schafer, Mrs. Anna Schmidt, Mrs. Sol (Martha) Walter, all of Odessa, Mrs. Glen (Marie) Zastro of Stockton, CA, and Mrs. Martin (Freda) Peterman, of Puyallup. Two brothers, John and Henry Schmidt of Odessa, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan 23, at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev Daniel Cronrath officiating. Strates Funeral Home will be in charge of the interment.” (Odessa Record: 22 Jan 1970)

Grimm, Martin Oakland,   (d. 12-12-1907; b. 1-15-1874; TS; OC) “Died.—Martin Grimm, at his home in Odessa on Wednesday of typhoid fever.” (Odessa Record: Dec 14, 1906)  Edit: Census data of his children show Martin’s birthplace as Ohio. He married Katherine Louise Pfaff (1880-1943), daughter of William Pfaff and Magdelena Vogel, the date and place of marriage not ascertained. Four known children were born to Martin and Katherine Grimm: Willie, Leo and Emma, who resided with Katherine, and Louise Heinzman, born about 1901, and married by the 1920 census. Katherine had three children that failed to thrive prior to 1909. Following Martin’s death, Katherine married Jacob Wolsborn in November 1907. Their first child was born in 1909. They remained in Odessa until 1930 when they moved to Portland. Jacob died that year and later Katherine became Mrs Katherine Basel, under which name she died in Portland. The Grimm children survived her and were in the Portland area at that time (1943).

Groh, Anna, w/o Anthony  (d. 1967; b. 1906; TS; OC; plot E-12-23)

Groh, Anthony F.,  h/o Anna  (d. 1972; b. 1893; TS; OC; plot E-12-22)  

Groh, Benjamin,  (d. 11-29-1929 only; TS; OC; plot C-04-04A)

Groh, Clara F.,   (d. 1-12-1993; b. 10-23-1904; TS; OC; obit) “Clara Frances Groh, who was 88 years old and a lifetime resident of Odessa, died in Odessa on Tuesday, Jan 12, 1993. Mrs. Groh had been in ill health for several months. she was a resident of the Odessa Convalescent Center. She was born in Odessa on Oct 23, 1904, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Frawley Scrupps, who were among the early settlers in the area. In 1935 she married Clement Groh, a member of another pioneer Odessa family, and they farmed north of Odessa until their retirement. They observed their 64th wedding anniversary in 1989 shortly before Mr. Groh died. She was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church and St Joseph Altar Society in Odessa. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice; one son, Robert; 3 grandchildren; three brothers, William Scrupps, Fred Scrupps and James Scrupps, and one sister, Anna Groh.  She is survived by four sons, Clem Groh Jr., of Odessa; Marvin Groh, of Almira; John Groh, of Harrington, and Tom Groh, of Valleyford; 5 daughters, Helen Pierce and Marjorie Tebow, both of Odessa; Evelyn McCartney, Harrington; Marion Aman and Patricia Jensen, both of Spokane; 28 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; two brothers, John Scrupps and Hank Scrupps, both of Odessa; one sister, Sarah Walter, of Odessa, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary services will be tonight, Thursday, at 7 p.m. at St Joseph Church. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan 15. St Joseph Church with the Rev Cornelius Verdoom officiating. Interment will be at Odessa Cemetery. Strates Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (scrapbook obit)

Groh, Clement:  (added)  “Death Notice: Clem Groh Jr died Jan 28, 2008, in Spokane. Rosary services will be held Friday, Feb 1, 2008 at 7 p.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church in Odessa with Father Mike Ishida officiating. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Feb 2, at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa, with concluding services and interment to follow at Odessa Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in The Odessa Record next week.” (1-31-2008) “Clem C Groh, Jr, died Monday, Jan 28, 2008 in Spokane at the age of 81. He was born April 26, 1926 to Clement and Francis Groh, of Odessa, and raised on the family farm. He was the oldest of 11 children. In the early years Clem had numerous jobs including working on the farm, hauling equipment for Caterpillar Equipment and working for various farmers. He worked for the Lincoln County highway department for 27 years and retired in 1982 after thirteen years as shop foreman. He was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church, Odessa Riders Club and Odessa Gun Club. After retiring he enjoyed the outdoors, horseback riding, fishing and hunting, and travel He spent many hours riding his horse with his dog ‘Peg’ following along, sometimes for enjoyment and sometimes to help others move or check cattle. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Groh, of Odessa; children Ivan Groh, Irvin Groh, Ken and Bindy Groh and Cathie and Brad Frederick, all of Spokane; step-children Wad and Traci Starzman; Teresa Starzman and step-daughter-in-law Cathy Starzman, all of Wilbur, and Kurt Starzman of Stevensville, MT; 7 grandchildren: Christian (Travis), Brad, Shannon (Chris), Corey, Casey, Kara and Brice; two great grandchildren, Cooper and Jenna; nine step-grandchildren, Crystal (John), Chance, Jessica, Josh, Kelsey, Kacey, Amanda, Emily and Amber, and four step-great grandchildren: Kaleb, Travis, Gavin and Brandan. He is also survived by brothers Marvin (Sharon) Groh, of Almira; John Groh, of Rosalia; Tom (Diane) Groh, of Spokane; and sisters: Helen Pierce and Marge (Lloyd) Tebow of Odessa; Evelyn (Harry) McCartney, Marion (Earl) Aman and Pat (Ed) Jensen, all of Spokane. Her was preceded in death by parents and his first wife Teresa Groh, mother of the children; son Gregory; brother Robert Groh; sister Janice Groh and stepson Jeff Starzman.” (Odessa Record: 2-07-2008; photo) 

Groh, Clement A.,   (d. 2-22-1989; b. 9-03-1898; TS; OC; obit) “Clem A Groh, Sr, (90).—Passed away Feb 23, 1989, Odessa, WA. His home, Odessa. Survived by  his wife, Clara F. Groh, at the home; five sons, Clem Groh, Jr., Robert Groh, both of Odessa, Marvin Groh, Almira, WA, John Groh, Harrington, Tom Groh, Valleyford, WA; 5 daughters, Helen Pierce, Marjorie Tebow, both of Odessa, Evelyn McCartney, Harrington, WA, Marion Aman, Patricia Jensen, both of Spokane; 28 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Groh, and 3 grandchildren. Rosary, Thursday, Feb 23, 1989 at 7:30 p.m. St Joseph Catholic Church, Fr Wm Hanley officiating. Interment Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in charge.” (scrapbook item) “Clement A Groh, Sr, born Sept 3, 1898 near Odessa, Russia to Frank and Amelia Groh, came with his family to America at a young age, and lived in this area most of his life. He passed away Feb 22, (1989) at Odessa Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.  He was married to Clara Scrupps Jan 21, 1925 at St Joseph Catholic Church here, and they lived north of Odessa on a farm most of their married life. They retired to live in Odessa in 1970. The couple had celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary recently.  Mr. Groh was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Rose, and by three grandchildren. brothers Frank Groh and Tony Groh Sr, sisters Mary Dettrick and Molly Scrupps, and half-brothers Julius Dettrick and Al Dettrick also predeceased him.  He is survived by his wife Clara, at the family home; by 5 sons: Clem Groh Jr. and Robert Groh, both of Odessa; Marvin Groh of Almira; John Groh of Harrington; and Tom Groh of Valleyford; by 5 daughters: Helen Pierce and Marjorie Tebow of Odessa; Evelyn McCartney of Harrington; and Marion Aman and Patricia Jensen of Spokane; and by 28 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.  Funeral service was held for Mr. Groh at St Joseph Catholic Church on Feb 24, with Fr William Hanly officiating and Jock and Randy Pierce as Mass servers.  Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge.  Casket bearers were Ty Groh, John Groh Jr., Mike Groh, Irvin Groh, Jeff Aman, Doug Tebow, Mandy Groh, Jerry Jensen and Judy McCartney. Honorary bearers included Win Self, Earl Null, Bill Smith, Dave Birge, A B Davies, Leonard Mills, Louis Pavliska, Bud Praetorius and Louis Kremsreiter.” (Odessa Record: 3-02-1989) 

Groh, Frank A.,  (d. 1972; b. 1891; TS; OC; obit) “Frank  A. Groh, 82, a long time Odessa farmer, died in Memorial Convalescent Center at 6 a.m. on Sunday, Oct 22, (1972), after a three month illness. Born in Alexandria, Russia to Frank and Amelia (Hebel) Groh, he journeyed to this country with them at the age of nine. During World War I, at the age of 27, he enlisted in the US Army, serving in the European theatre. He was wounded twice. On April 21, 1928 he married Pauline Flath of this city and they moved to a farm 8 miles NE of Odessa. Four children were born to this couple—Frank W of Odessa and Kathleen of Mohler and two boys that died in infancy. His wife preceded him in death, leaving him a widower for 18 years. In 1961 he moved into an apartment in Odessa, and later purchased a home on Division street. Mr. Groh was a faithful and active member of St Joseph Catholic Church. He was a member of Odessa Grange and of the Rudolph Stumpf American Legion Post.  He is survived by his two children, two grandchildren, Shawn and Roberta of Mohler; two brothers, Clem of Odessa and Julius of Snohomish; two sisters, Mary Dettrich of Spokane and Molly Scrupps of Everett; and numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the Rosary was said for Mr. Groh on Oct 24 at 7:30 p.m. and funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, Oct 25 at 11 a.m. from St Joseph Catholic Church in Odessa with Father Anton Flour officiating. Honorary bearers were Reinhold Schuh, Louis Kremsreiter, Fred Lenhart, Al Wagner, John Kissler, all of Odessa, Bill Beck of Spokane. Casket bearers were Myron Smith, Don Evavold, Don Smith, Craig Smith, Earl Null and Donald Haase, all of Odessa. Concluding services with military honor guard at the burial was in the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 26 Oct 1972)

Groh, Frank W:  “Frankie Groh died Nov 25, 2011 in Odessa. He was born Aug 11, 1928 in Odessa to Frank and Pauline (Flath) Groh. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1946. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Noreen Groh, at the home and by one sister, Kathy (and Bryan) Holjeson, of Harrington; three nieces: Cindy (and Manny) Hemmerling, Shawn (and Todd) Claypool and Roberta (and Steve) Telecky; two nephews: Greg (and Kim) Buchmann and Scott (and Kris) Buchmann and several grand nieces and nephews: Ryan, Lacie, Ashley, Russell, Kyle, Joe, Brett, Ty, Travis, and Ashley, along with sister-in-law Margie Schell of Odessa.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Pauline Groh. He was a member of the Heritage Church in Odessa, the Eastern Eagles Athletic Association and was a past booster of the year for Eastern Athletics, as well as a past member of the Odessa Lions Club and Odessa Grange. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 at the Heritage Church, Odessa, with Pastor Jon Hayashi officiating, followed by vault interment at the Odessa Cemetery. Strate Funeral Home in Davenport is caring for the family.” (Odessa Record: 12-01-2011)

Groh, Gregory T.,  s/o Clem Jr. & Teresa  (d. 11-14-1957; b. 5-24-1956; TS; OC)

Groh, James M.,  s/o J. & Floy  d  (1965 only; TS; OC; shown by Suchland in C-01-03-A)

Groh, Janet/Janice Rose,  (d. 3-23-44; b. 6-04-1942; d/o Clem.; TS; OC; Strates) “Janet Rose Groh. Residence: Rural Odessa. Death: March 23, 1944, at home. Birth: June 4, 1942, Odessa, WA. Age: 1 yr 9 mos 19 days. Female, single, white, child. Father: Clement Groh, born Russia; Mother: Clara Frances Scrupps, born Odessa, WA. Cause of death: broncho-pneumonia. Dr L. J. Bonney. Funeral: St Joseph Catholic Church, 2 p.m. Saturday, 3-25-1944, Father Brenner. Interment: Odessa Cemetery.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Groh, Joseph,    as Jos/Jas?  (d. 11-25-1931; b. 1931; TS; OC; ?obit with apparent date of death as Nov 1932, probable TS error.) “The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groh died this week, after living six hours. Burial was made at the Odessa Cemetery.” Odessa Record: 11-18-1932) This burial per Suchland’s listings is shown as Joseph, born and died, 1931; burial in C-04-04.

Groh, Kathleen C.,   (d. 9-29-1990; b. 9-10-1948; TS; OC; obit) “Kathleen C. (Kit) Groh of Odessa, born Sept 10, 1948 in Colville, passed away at Odessa memorial Hospital Sept 29, 1990. After graduating from Colville High school in 1966, she attended college in California for two years, then returned to the Pacific Northwest where she was employed by Pacific Northwest Bell in Spokane. She was married to Robert Groh Sept 20, 1969 and the couple moved to the Groh farm north of Odessa where they continued to reside and where they reared two daughters. Mrs. Groh worked a number of years for Odessa Drugs and briefly for Grange Supply of Odessa before her last employment, Odessa Union Warehouse. She was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church here, and of the Altar Society. She was also a member of the Odessa Riders Club, and was active as an Odessa Emergency Medical Technician, as well as serving as secretary of the Lincoln County EMT Council. In addition to her husband and daughters Cindy and Mandi, survivors include her mother, Myrtle Kroiss of Colville; 5 brothers: Dennis Kroiss, Andy Kroiss and Berny Kroiss, all of Colville; Rick Kroiss of Addy, and Chuck Kroiss of Blue Creek; 5 sisters: Pat Antuna of San Jose, CA; Cecilia Antuna of Morgan Hill, CA; and Helen Burgess, Cheryl Lentz and Theresa Garringer, all of Colville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary was recited Tuesday evening, Oct 2 at St Joseph Catholic Church, and funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday morning with Father Doyle officiating. Interment followed at the Odessa Cemetery, Strate Funeral Home in charge. Casket bearers were Jack Praetorius, Marsh Roberts, Bob Martin, Jesse Rodenbough, Jay Luiten and Paul Hopp. Honorary bearers included Marvin Greenwalt, Earl Null, Cecil Schell and Willy Schott.” (Odessa Record-Oct 4, 1990)

Groh, Pauline A.,   (d. 1954; b. 1910; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services for Pauline Anna Groh, 45, were held from the St Joseph Catholic Church Monday morning at 10 o’clock, with Father Joseph W Brunner officiating. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery.  Rosary services were held Sunday at the Strate Chapel. Pallbearers were Joe Kremsreiter, Louis Kremsreiter, Frank Horak, Win M Self, William T Smith, and Ben Smith.  Mrs. Groh was born at Wheeler, WA, Aug 29, 1909, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Flath. She was married to Frank Groh in 1928 at Spokane, and they have made their home on a ranch eight miles northeast of Odessa. She died at the Sacred Heart hospital at Spokane on Nov 11, where she spent one week.  Survivors include her husband, Frank Groh, Sr.; one daughter, Kathleen, both at the home;  one son, Frank Jr of Odessa; her mother, Mrs. Fredericka Flath of Odessa; four brothers, Al and Ed Flath of Willows, CA; Robert, of Corcan, CA, and Emil of Dryden.” (Odessa record: 11-18-1954)

Groh, Robert E.,   (d. 5-01-1991; b. 3-01-1938; TS; OC; obit) “Rosary for Robert E. Groh, 53, a longtime farmer and rancher in Odessa, WA, will be recited at 7 p.m. today at St Joseph Catholic Church in Odessa, where he was a member. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Groh died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after a long illness. Born on the family farm at Odessa, he graduated from Odessa High School in 1956 and worked on various area farms before serving a tour of duty in the Army in Alaska. He then returned to work with his father on the family farm and in the late 1960s took over operation of the farm, where he still raised wheat and cattle. Mr. Groh was a past board member of the Odessa Union Warehouse and a member of the Wash. Cattlemen’s Assn, Wash. Assn of Wheat Growers and the Odessa Riders Club. He was a former member of the Odessa Gun Club. His wife of 21 years, Kathleen ‘Kit’ (Kroiss) Groh, died last Sept after a short illness. Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Lee Groh and Mandi Groh, both of Odessa; his mother, Clara F. Groh, Odessa; 4 brothers, Clem Groh Jr., of Odessa, Marvin Groh of Almira, WA., John Groh of Harrington, WA, and Tom Groh of Valleyford, WA; and 5 sisters, Helen Pierce and Marjorie Tebow, both of Odessa, Evelyn McCartney of Harrington and Marion Aman and Patricia Jensen, both of Spokane.” (scrapbook item: 5-02-1991)

Groh, Teresa C.,   (d. 3-12-1981; b. 2-19-1923; TS; OC; obit) “A funeral Mass was said by Father Anton Flour for Teresa Catherine Groh on March 16, 1981. Teresa died March 12 at Lincoln Memorial Convalescent Home in Davenport, WA, after a long illness. Teresa, one of five children, was born to Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Smith at the farm home near Cheney on Feb 19, 1923. She attended grade school near her home. Upon graduation from Marycliff High School in Spokane, Teresa entered the school of Nursing at St Ignatius Hospital in Colfax. She was the first nurse employed by Odessa Memorial Hospital. On Sept 25, 1951, Teresa and Clem Groh, Jr., were united in marriage at St Joseph Church here in Odessa. Teresa and Clem raised four children. One son, Gregory, died in childhood. Teresa is remembered for her many services to others. She was an active member of St Joseph Altar Society and was president  of this group for many years. She maintained her membership in the WA State Nurse’s Assn for 25 years. Survivors include her husband, Clem, at the family home in Odessa; one daughter, Cathie; three sons, Ivan, Irvin and Kenneth and two grandchildren, all of Spokane. Other survivors include one sister, Mildred Deife of Odessa and three brothers, Keith, Burke, VA; Ralph, Battleground, WA; and Robert, Woodburn, OR.  During the funeral service Marie Louise Kern played sacred selections on the organ. Casket bearers were Lorus Scrupps, Ed Deife, Bill Pierce, Doug Tebow, John Groh and Mike Groh. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery with Strate Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: March 26, 1981)

Groh, Tony,  (b. 5 Sept 1893; d. July 1972) “Tony Frank Groh, who passed away in Spokane on Tuesday, July 11, was buried in the Odessa Cemetery after funeral services on Friday, July 14, at St Joseph Catholic Church in Odessa. The Rev Anton Flour officiated at the funeral mass.  Mr Groh was born on Sept 5, 1893 in Russia, the son of Mrs. Amelia Hebel Groh and Frank Groh. When he was nine years old, he came to this country with his parents, settling first in North Dakota and then in the Odessa area. He was married to Anna Scrupps in Odessa on Feb 28, 1927.  Mrs. Groh passed away in 1967. Mr. Groh is survived by one son, Tony Groh, Jr., of Wilbur; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Williams of Odessa; 5 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren; one great grandchild and three step-great grandchildren; two brothers, Clem and Frank, both of Odessa; two sisters, Mrs. William Scrupps of Everett and Mrs. Joe Dettrich of Spokane; and one half-brother, Julius Dettrich of Snohomish. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Honorary basket bearers at the service were Alfred Wagner and Louis Frederick. Casket bearers were Frank Groh, Jr., Lorus Scrupps, Jay Scrupps, Mark Koth, Jim Walter, Marvin Groh, Bill Scrupps, Jr., and Bryan Homberg. Mr Groh was a veteran of World War I, and received military honors at the graveside service at the Odessa Cemetery.” (Odessa Record: 20 July 1972)

Gross, Gottfried,  (d. 1956; b. 1889; TS; OC; obit)  “Funeral services are to be held Saturday afternoon from the UCC for Gottfried F. Gross, 67, at 2 o’clock. The Rev E. G Klein will officiate with burial in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Mr. Gross died on Wednesday, after an illness that had lasted since August. He was born in Russia, March 19, 1889, and came to America with his parents at nine years of age. the family lived at Ralston, where Mr. Gross grew to manhood. In 1912 he married Miss Mary Raugust of Odessa, and the same year homesteaded at Minidoka, Idaho. They farmed there six years, then returned to the Ralston area for four years, before coming to Odessa. Here they farmed five miles north of Odessa, by the Pacific Lake road, until 1944, when they moved to town to retire.  Survivors include his wife, Mary, at the home; one son, Paul, Odessa; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Deerheim, Lind; Mrs. Edna Hille, Portland; and Mrs. Viola Santala, Waupon, WI; 12 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Gottlieb, Olympia; Reinhold, Wenatchee; and John, Peshastin; 4 sisters, Mrs. Matilda Jeske, Odessa; Mrs. Hilda Jeske, Peshastin; Mrs. Pauline Scarberry, Sacramento, CA; and Mrs. Ida Malone, Burlington, WA.” (Odessa Record: 12-13-1956) “Funeral services for Gottfried F Gross, 67 were held from the United Congregational Church on Saturday... Active pall bearers were John Laib, Robert Marshall, H B Schafer, John Lobe, David Jasman, and Herbert Haase. Honorary bearers were John Haase and Julius Jasman. Music was provided by a quartet made up of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walter, Mrs. Henry Hopp and Albert Kirstein, with Mrs. E. G. Klein as accompanist....” (Odessa Record: 12-20-1956)

Gross, Lylwynne N.,   (d. 2000; b. 1914; TS; OC; Suchland shows this burial in B-10-56)(obit) “Gravesideservices for Lylwynne Gross, 85, were held on Monday, May 15, at Odessa Cemetery. Mrs. Gross, a former longtime resident of Odessa, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, in Moses Lake, where she had lived for the past several years. She was born Sept 23, 1914, in Winnfield, LA, the daughter of Richard and MaryBelle (Terrell) Crower. She married Paul Gross, of Odessa, on June 5, 1938 at the home of her parents in Eldorado, Arkansas. Mrs. Gross was a homemaker. She was a member of the Heritage Church in Odessa and the Odessa Senior Citizens Group. Her husband died in 1987. She moved to Moses Lake in 1996. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Bischoff, of Lind, and Paula Crowley, of Riverside, CA; a son, Bob Gross, of Mary Esther, FL; 7 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. The Rev Larry Snyder officiated at the graveside rites. Strate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.” (Odessa Record: 2000)

Gross, Mary Raugust,   (d. 1978; b. 1894; TS; OC; obit)  “Mary Gross died Jan 10, 1978 at Memorial Hospital, Odessa. She had been a resident of the nursing home for one year and eight months. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the UCC. Mary Raugust Gross was born in Deriverda, Romania on June 10, 1894, her parents brought her to the United States when she was eight years old. On Jan 15, 1912 she married Gottfried Gross and they farmed with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Gross, Ralston. In 1923 Mary and Gottfried moved to Mary’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Raugust, who lived on a farm five miles northwest of Odessa, Mr. and Mrs. John Raugust retiring to town. Mary and Gottfried farmed until March 1944 when they retired and moved to Odessa. Gottfried Gross preceded Mary in death on Dec 12, 1956. Survivors include one son, Paul Gross, Odessa; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Deerheim (Ruth), Sprague; Mrs. Almon Hille (Edna), Portland; and Mrs. Frank Santala (Viola), Waupon, WI.  Twelve grandchildren are: Mrs. Norman Bischoff (Patricia), Lind; Mrs. William Richmond (Paula Ann), Pasco; Bobby Gross, Hurlburt Air Force Base, Florida; Mrs. Dick Stokie (Linda Ruth), Sprague; Arthur Deerheim, Spokane; Arvin Hille, West Linn, OR; Larry Hille, Bellevue; Randy Hille, Macon, GA; Mrs. Lester Brandt (Darlene), Porderville, WI; Mrs. Cliff Drzonek (Janice) and Mrs Chuck Pfund (Debbie), Monroe, WI. There are 20 great grandchildren. Other survivors include one sister, Mrs. Jake Rust (Pauline), Milton-Freewater, OR; and one brother, Valentine Raugust, Jerome, ID. Mary was a member of United Congregational Church and a member of Ladies Aid. Funeral services were conducted by rev Everett E Schoessler. Sacred selections, ‘My God and I’ and ‘Safe in the Arms of Jesus’ were sung by Delbert and Delores Cook. Organist was Wilma Schmidt. Casket bearers were Randy Hille, Arvin Hille, Bill Richmond, Larry Hille, Arthur Deerheim, and Norman Bischoff.” (Odessa Record: 1-19-1978)

Gross, Paul Adam,   (d. 1987; b. 1913; TS; OC; obit) “Paul Adam Gross of Odessa, born Jan 15, 1913 at Ralston, WA to Gottfried and Mary Raugust Gross, died at Lind June 23, (1987). With the family, he moved to Minitoka, Idaho at age 5, then returned to Ralston to live until the family farm was sold. After that, the family purchased and moved to the home of Mary Gross’ parents north of Odessa, where they farmed until they retired and moved into town. Early during his residence here, Mr. Gross raised chickens at the home of his grandparents, which he had purchased, and worked part-time for Centennial Warehouses as well. Later, he was employed at the Burgans and Kissler groceries, and worked for W. C. Raugust in the hardware store and filling station as well. He worked 31 years for Odessa Trading Company before his retirement due to ill health. in June 1938 he was married to Lylwynne Nadine Crowder of El Dorado, Arkansas, a union to which three children were born. As a dedicated and active member of United Congregational Church, Mr. Gross served as secretary to the church, as Sunday school supt., and was a deacon at the time of his death.  He helped start the first 4-H beef club in Odessa a half-century ago, led all Boy scout troops for a time, and helped organize or reactivate the PTA. several church groups, and senior Fellowship for Senior Citizens, which he served as president. He continued active work for seniors, including transportation assistance and van trip scheduling. Mr Gross underwent heart surgery in Spokane five weeks ago, and after discharge from the hospital was continuing slow recuperation at his daughter's home at Lind when he died suddenly.  He is survived by his wife Lylwynne; by three children: Patricia Bischoff of Lind, Paula Ann Crowley of Riverside, CA, and Bobby Bale Gross of Hurlburt Field, Florida; by three sisters: Ruth Deerheim of Sprague, Edna Hille of Portland, and Viola Santala of Cable, WI; and by seven grandchildren, nine nieces and nephews, and many friends. Memorial services were held June 26 at UCC, the Rev Randall Griffith officiating. Burial followed at the Odessa Cemetery.” (scrapbook item: 7-02-1987)

Grosz, Wilhelmina Fredrick,  (d. 2-24-39; b. 12-18-1835; TS; OC; Strates; obit) “A life span of 103 years came to an end on Friday for Mrs. Wilhelmina Gross, considered to be the oldest woman in this county. Death came at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Wilhelmina Lobe, after an illness of 10 years. Funeral services were held from the Pilgrim Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon, the Rev J. C. Schwabenland officiating, with six of her great-grandsons as pallbearers. Burial was in the Odessa Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home. Mrs. Gross was born Dec 18, 1835, in Russia, where she married Adam Gross, who died there. Four children were born to their union, only the youngest one, Mrs. Lobe, surviving. When the Lobe family came to Washington 40 years ago they brought Mrs. Gross with them and settled on a wheat ranch south of here. Since Mr. Lobe’s death 18 years ago, the daughter and her mother have lived in town. Mrs. Gross was widely known as the oldest person of this region with numerous friends observing her birthdays by bringing gifts and greetings. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. For years it has been the custom of the community to observe the birthday of Mrs. Gross and the Rev G. Graedel, who had the same birthday and the distinction of being the oldest person of their sex in the community. Mr. Graedel died late in January at the age of 83, bringing the death of both pioneers with in a month of each other. The great-grandsons who acted as bearers included Paul Gross, Herbert and Arthur Jeske, ____ Lobe, Joe Lobe and Edwin Kuest, the latter an in-law.” Odessa Record-Mar 2, 1939) “Wilhelmina Grosz. Residence: Odessa, WA. Death: 2-24-1939, 9 a.m., at home in Odessa. Birth: Dec 18, 1835, Russia. Widowed. Informant: Katherina Lobe, Odessa, WA. Date last worked: 18 yrs. Length of residence in Odessa: 19 yrs. In US: 40 yrs. Father: Gotleib Fredrick, born Russia. Mother: Eva Banks.  Previous residence: 9 miles SW of Odessa. Physician: L J Bonney. Relatives: one daughter: Wilhelmina Lobe, Odessa, WA. 23 grandchildren, 79 great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren. Physical: Grey hair, 5 ft 6 inches; 120 lbs.” (Mortuary Ledger)

Guiberson, Rose,   (d. 1986; b. 1905; Suchland’s listing only, shown in A-08-25, previously Heimbigner)

Gulke, Clara I.,   (d. 1970; b. 1895; listed by Suchland only, TS is Kennedy; obit) “Services were held from the Odessa Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon Oct 20, for Mrs. Clara Kennedy Gulhke. She passed away on October 17. Rev Albert Richardson and Rev Albert Hausauer officiated at the services. Interment was in the Odessa Cemetery. Mrs. Guhlke was born in Missouri on Aug 5, 1895, and came west as a young girl. She was united in marriage to Homer Kennedy on Sept 23, 1916, and they resided in Odessa for 44 years. Mr. Kennedy died in November of 1965. On Oct 6, 1967, she was married to Henry Guhlke, who survives her. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Parr of Harrington, and Mrs. Bill Hardt of Odessa; one sister, Mrs. Bill Gayhart of Webb City, MO; 3 grandchildren, Mrs. Jim Moore of Spokane, Mrs. Jim Ross and Stanley Parr, both of Seattle; and 3 great grandchildren. Mrs. Guhlke was a member of the Odessa Grange, Royal Neighbors and the Baptist Church.” (Odessa Record: 22 Oct 1970)


Odessa City Cemetery Obituaries, Odessa, Washington,  submitted 

to the WAGenweb March 2006 by Marge Womach

      USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing
          free information on the Internet, data may be used by
          non-commercial entities, as long as this message
          remains on all copied material. These electronic
          pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit
          or for presentation by other persons or organizations.
           Persons or organizations desiring to use this material
          for purposes other than stated above must obtain the
          written consent of the file contributor.
          This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb.         

© Copyright  2006,  WAGenWeb