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Eleanor June Ghrist, 96
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McMinnville resident and Pennsylvania native Eleanor June Ghrist, 96, was born June 6, 1925 and died Feb. 23 at her residence following a sudden illness.  

A homemaker and member of Smartt First Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Perry and Mona Ruth Sutter Strange. She was married on April 14, 1946 to Harry Frank Ghrist Jr., who preceded her in death Feb. 12, 2022. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by children, April Mickelson, Dawn Nunley, Glenn Ghrist and Daymond Ghrist.

Mrs. Ghrist is survived by four children and spouses, Lief and Carol Ghrist of McMinnville, Clay and Joan Ghrist of Texas, Sherd and Kathy Ghrist of Rock Island, and Tana Fraser of South Carolina, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Ghrist will be cremated. A celebration of life will be held at a later date with Johnny Newby officiating. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home and High’s Cremations, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 25, 2022