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Martha Ann GracikGRACIK

Martha Ann Gracik, 90, of Elmhurst, formerly of Newcomerstown, OH joined her true love and husband Lewis Gracik in eternal rest on December 26th, 2017. Beloved mother of Lou Ellen Rossi, Lynn McKinley, and Russell (Maria) Gracik; devoted grandmother of Jennifer (Carmine) Grisolia, Sarah (Thomas) Makinney, Molly (Brett) Muchow, Adam and Matt Gracik; great grandmother to Cecelia, Nicholas, Lauren, Grace, Beckett, Devin, Russell, and Casey; grandmother at heart to Anna Buckley and countless others. Retired seamstress of Nieman Marcus and avid sewer of garments from wedding gowns to Barbie dresses. Perpetual mender of household objects or people in need of love. Provider of comforting meals and cuddles. A skilled treasure hunter who was always up for adventure, or in her words, “getting into trouble.” Lover of mystery novels, great shoes, and a roaring bonfire. Family and friends could always find comfort in her peaceful presence. Her loving and kind legacy will live on for generations to come. Visitation Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, January 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. at the Pedersen-Ryberg Mortuary 435 N. York Rd., Elmhurst, IL. Interment at Mt. Emblem Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be sent to The National Breast Cancer Foundation: 2600 Network Boulevard, Suite 300, Frisco, TX, 75034 or at