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L. Eileen Grabill
  • World Partners of the Missionary Church
    P.O. Box 9333
    Fort Wayne, IN 46899

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L. Eileen Grabill, 93, of Largo, FL and formerly of Battle Creek, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, March 23, 2017. Eileen was born March 16, 1924 in Lapeer County, MI to John and Irene (Moyer) Bossard. She graduated high school and attended Fort Wayne Bible Institute and Bethel College. She was employed by the Kellogg Company for 31 years, retiring in 1984.

Eileen was an active member of the Emmett Street Missionary Church, serving as an organist and teacher for 40 years. She was the District President of the Women's Missionary Society and participated in 4-H for many years. Eileen enjoyed sewing, crocheting and reading.

Eileen is survived by her son, James "Jim" L. (Matthew Juntunen) Crall of Warren, MI.; step-son Paul B. (Donna) Grabill of Largo, FL.; two sisters, Lois Hossler of Greenville, OH and Nila Mast of Elkhart, IN.; two brothers, John L. Bossard of Riverside, CA and Robert N. Bossard of Oakland, MI and three step-granddaughters, Jana Grabill of Orlando, FL, Anne Marie Grabill of Largo, FL and Dawn Grabill Graff.

Eileen was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Crall in 1991; her second husband, Rev. Dr. Paul E. Grabill, three sisters-in-law's , Loretta Crall, Ardis Bossard, and Marie Bossard, and a brother-in-law, Paul Mast.

Funeral services to celebrate Eileen's life will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral & Cremation Care, with Pastor Mike McGlynn officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior, starting at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the World Partners of the Missionary Church. Personal messages for the family may be placed at