M. Jane Gramelspacher, 88, Jasper

M. Jane GramelspacherM. Jane Gramelspacher, 88, of Jasper, died Friday (January 2) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper September 22, 1926, to Grover E. and Lucille (Beckman) Salb. She married Glenn H. Gramelspacher August 6, 1949, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Jane received a BA degree from Indiana University, was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and a devoted Indiana Hoosier fan. She taught at Jasper High School and was a substitute teacher for many years. She served on the Jasper Parks and Recreation Board and the board for building the new Jasper High School. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper where she active volunteer, a member of the St. Ann’s Society, and the Jasper Circle of the Daughters of Isabella. She was a member of Tri Kappa Associates, American Legion Post No. 147 Auxiliary, and OLGA (Old Ladies Golf Association). She was an avid reader and an outstanding athlete who enjoyed walking, tennis, and golf, which she continued to play into her 80s. She devoted and enjoyed time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Glenn H. Gramelspacher, Jasper; one son, Glenn H. Gramelspacher II and wife Margaret, Jasper; four daughters, Sherry Philbrick, Jasper, Terry Habig and husband Tom Howell, Anchorage, Alaska, Lisa Pugh and husband Tim, Alpharetta, Georgia, and Micki Jerry and husband Kevin, La Grange, Kentucky;
nine grandchildren; Nick and Chris Gramelspacher, Boomer Philbrick, Colby, Kelly (Gabriel) and Luke Habig, Brady and Brittney Pugh, and Brock Jerry; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dr. J.P. Salb, Jasper.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Earl “Bud” Salb, and two sons-in-law, Randy Habig and Jim Philbrick.

Services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, Memorial Hospital Foundation, or St. Meinrad Seminary. Condolences may be shared at www.BecherKluesner.com.

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