Cora Belle Grubb, 96, of Elkhart, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday morning, Sep. 27, 2020. Cora Belle was born at Goshen Hospital on Aug. 14, 1924, to Delbert and Bertha Hastings.
She and her parents moved to Milford, where her father ran The Milford Drug Store for over 50 years. Cora Belle graduated from Milford High School and married Edwin R. Grubb on Aug. 30, 1942. Edwin preceded her in death Dec. 1989.
Cora Belle and Ed had five children. Judith (David) Stephey who both preceded her in death in 2016; Edwin D. Grubb, Elkhart; Cora Sue (Larry) Eisenhour, Syracuse, IN; Steven K. (Karen) Grubb, Goshen: Teresa (Gayle) Faunce, Elkhart. Besides five children, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Cora Belle was employed by Elkhart County for 20 years (18 of those years in Voter Registration). She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; the Order of Eastern Star-White Shrine of Jerusalem; and the Democratic Womens Clerk. Cora and Edwin served for many years as advisors for the Rainbow Girls on the local and state levels. They also served in the mission field in Antigua and Dominque for Trinity Methodist Church.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday Sep. 30, at Stemm-Lawson Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202 or Missions at Trinity on Jackson, 2715 E. Jackson Blvd, Elkhart, IN 46516.