Zoe C. Gratton

Born: Fri., Nov. 20, 1936
Died: Sun., Aug. 30, 2020


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 03, 2020
Location: West Cemetery


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Zoe C. Gratton, age 83, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.  She was born on November 20, 1936 in Pittsfield, IL to Clarence and Claudine (Dinsmore) Benson.  She married Curt Aiken and had one son, Bill Aiken.  She later married Ed Predmore, and he preceded her in death in 2006. Zoe then married Charles Gratton, and he preceded her in death in 2018.

In early years, Zoe worked for the telephone company and for the Pittsfield School Lunch Program.  She also worked for G & W selling furniture and then as a Pharmacy Tech for Best Buy Pharmacy where she retired from.  Zoe was an avid golfer and loved yard work and making it look nice.  She was always changing the interior of her home, whether it be wallpaper or paint.  She painted concrete statues and was really good at it.  Zoe enjoyed going to all of Bill’s sporting events and activities he was involved in while he was growing up and in later years, going out to eat with him.  She loved to shop, but didn’t always need to buy and she made the best deviled eggs in the world.  Zoe also liked having coffee with her dear friend, Ada Hanback.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Old Orchard Country Club Ladies Golf League, and a past member of the East School Historical Society.  Zoe always had a smile on her face and a helping hand for others, as well as a peppy and spunky personality and was always ready to go.

She is survived by her son, William ‘Bill’ Aiken of Pittsfield, IL; grandson, Chris Aiken of Chicago, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Claudine Benson; two babies in infancy; two brothers, Carl and Earl Benson; sister, Evelyn Ransom; and nephew, Eric Siepker.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Zoe's memory to the following organization:

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Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
For Zoe’s family, I am sure you felt blessed to have been a part of hers.
She had a wonderful personality and an infectious smile. I always felt good to see her anytime we met.
I Hope you have many pleasant memories to remember Zoe.
My Sincere Sympathy, Bonnie

Debbie Petty
   Posted Tue September 01, 2020
Hello Bill. Loved your momma! I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing the two of you together. But I am sure they are having a big family gathering above. With love and prayers, Debbie Petty

Pat Ruble
   Posted Wed September 02, 2020
Bill i am so sorry.

Bob and Kathleen Dunn
   Posted Sat September 05, 2020
We are so sorry to learn of your loss of Zoe. She was always so friendly and kind. She will be missed. Please accept our sympathy and thoughts.

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