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Carolyn (Bell) Gramley

April 21, 1920 ~ September 7, 2018 (age 98)


Carolyn B. Gramley, age 98, of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully Friday, September 7, 2018 at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center. She was born April 21, 1920, in Tuscola, Illinois, the daughter of Cecilia and Clarence Bell. She married Marvin Gramley on June 11, 1971, in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Carolyn graduated from Champaign High School and attended the University of Illinois. She worked at George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay for 25 years retiring in 1985. She was a member of the United Church of Christ – Congregational in Williams Bay, serving on several committees.

She surrounded her family with love and acceptance: Michael (Evelyn) Burch of Oregon, WI, and Dr. Patrick (Kathy) Burch of Rochester, MN; daughter-in-law Susan Burch of Colgate, WI; step children Gary (Jill) Gramley of Fort Atkinson, WI, Patricia (James) Dollins of The Villages in Florida; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 sons Dr. Kim Burch and Scott Burch; and her husband, Marvin Gramley.

Memorial service will be 10:30AM on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at United Church of Christ, 46 Stam St. Williams Bay, WI. The family suggests memorials to the United Church of Christ-Congregational in Williams Bay WI, George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay, WI.  Online guest book at

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Celebration of Life
October 13, 2018

10:30 AM
United Church of Christ
46 Stam St
Williams Bay, WI 53191


United Church of Christ-Congregational
46 Stam St, Williams Bay WI 53191

George Williams College of Aurora University
350 Constance Blvd, Williams Bay WI 53191

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