Tahlequah Daily Press

February 26, 2013

Edith ‘Edie’ Claire Darby-Greubel


TAHLEQUAH — A mass of Christian burial will be held for Edith Claire Greubel on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m., at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Tahlequah, with Father Jeff Polasek officiating.

A Rosary will be recited for Edie Tuesday night, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., at Reed-Culver Chapel. Burial will be at Fort Gibson National Cemetery at noon, on Wednesday, following services at St. Brigid’s. Services are under the direction of Reed-Culver in Tahlequah.

Edith Claire Greubel was born on Oct. 27, 1933, in Independence, Miss., the daughter of James Myles and Lizzie Lee (Lewis) Darby. On Jan. 25, 1958.

 She married her husband and her best friend, Robert “Bob” Greubel, in New York City. This union was blessed with four wonderful children, Stephen, Paul, Amy and Ana.

Edie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She took great pride in bringing up her children and having a part in all of their activities.

She attended school as the children got older and obtained her bachelor’s degree at Northeastern State University.

She taught French in her spare time, and loved her time with students immensely. She raised beautiful flowers and enjoyed making her house a home for her family. She traveled to Scotland, Ireland, England, and to the Vatican. She was a member of PEO, the Community Theatre of Tahlequah, and St. Brigid’s Womens Guild. She was a wonderful cook and loved to treat her family to her newest creation.

The most important aspect of her life were her beautiful children and grandchildren. Any time spent with them was a treat. She was always active in various community projects and especially her church, St. Brigid. She lost her beloved husband Bob in 2004 and moved to Tulsa to be closer to her family. The Lord took Edie home from her labors on Friday, Feb. 22, in Tulsa. Edie was 79 years old. She will be missed greatly by all her family and those of us blessed with her friendship.

Edie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert “Bob” Greubel; her brother, David Darby; and her sister, Helen McKinnon.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving children, Stephen Greubel and wife Linda of Tulsa, Paul Greubel and wife Lisa of Epping, N.H., Amy Weeks and husband Paul of Tampa, Fla., and Ana Donohue and husband Timothy of Boston, Mass. Her sisters and brothers include: James “Jim” Darby and wife Betsy of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Bob Darby and wife Faye of Bluefield, W.V., Maxine Cooper of Lillian, Ala., Risa Darby of Taylor, Miss., and Gloria Darby of Taylor, Miss. Her legacy of loving and giving carries on in her 13 grandchildren, Kathy Greubel, Chris Thompson, William Thompson, Andrew Thompson, Nicholas Greubel, Alexander Greubel, Isabella Greubel, Abby Weeks, Harrison Weeks, Joshua Weeks, Gavin Donohue, Ronan Donohue and Mae Donohue; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

Those wishing to extend their sympathies to the family are asked to consider the Robert “Bob” Greubel Memorial Scholarship Fund at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.