Sunday, February 29, 2004

Mary Eagen Grever was active volunteer


She stayed busy into her 90s

By Karen Andrew
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Mary Clare Lambert Eagen Grever worked with numerous charities and volunteer opportunities.

"She tried to helped people do what they wanted to do," said her daughter, Mary Clare McHugh of Mount Lookout.

"She never said an unkind word about anyone," said a son, Thomas L. Eagen Jr. of Mount Lookout. "One reason for her long life was that she remained so active. She bowled in two bowling leagues until she was 88. She played golf three times a week and was an avid bridge player until her 90th birthday."

Mrs. Grever died Feb. 20 at Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community. The Mount Lookout resident was 95.

She was raised in Mount Lookout and graduated from the former Sacred Heart Academy. She attended the University of Cincinnati and Trinity College in Washington, D.C.

Beginning in the mid-1930s she worked with Catholic Charities.

In 1936, she married Thomas L. Eagen of Avondale who died in 1968. She married C. Edward Grever of Hyde Park,in 1981. He died in 1994.

A sister, Margaret Walker, and a brother, William Lambert, died previously.

Other survivors include a daughter, Patricia Fry of Aurora, Colo; a son, William Eagen of Madisonville; stepdaughters Marilyn Krelle of Mount Washington and Nancy Sweeney of Anderson Township; stepsons James Grever of Lebanon and Joseph Grever of Terrace Park; sister Jeanne Scholl of Las Vegas; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Services have been held.

Memorials to Arc, 1821 Summit Rd., Cincinnati 45237.

E-mail kandrew@enquirer.com




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