Anastasia “Ann” P. Graven, beloved wife of the late Dr. John P. Graven (Gravenitis); devoted daughter of the late Christine and James Peters; daughter-in-law of the late Athena and Peter Gravenitis; loving aunt, cousin, godmother, and friend to many. Anastasia was a teacher and administrator in the Chicago Public Schools. Her teaching career began at Parker Elementary and then as Assistant Director of the Bryn Mawr Gifted Demonstration Center. As a member of the Pilot Cadre staff for the implementation of the Magnet School concept, she became Assistant Principal of the Disney Magnet School in charge of curriculum and Pupil Personnel Services. Mrs. Graven continued her career for 14 years as Principal of the Daniel Boone and Decatur Classical Schools simultaneously until her retirement in 1989. Anastasia’s legacy of love, family, faith, courage, service, and friendship exemplified her life’s path. Her mentorship extended far beyond family. To celebrate life with heartfelt conversations and laughter was her special gift. She is now at rest with her beloved husband, John. May her memory be eternal in all of our hearts. Visitation Monday, July 18, 2022 at 10AM at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025-45 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL 60465 until time of funeral service at 11AM. The funeral service may be viewed live or recorded on our Memory Eternal Funeral Directors Facebook page. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church or St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church. Arrangement by Memory Eternal Funeral Directors, Ltd. 847-375-0095.
May her memory be eternal.
Ο Θεός να σε αναπαύσει αγαπημένη μας θεία Τασία!
Θα σε θυμόμαστε για πάντα, με τον θείο Γιάννη που είχατε έρθει το 1998 στα Φιλιατρά και περάσαμε υπέροχα όλοι μαζί με την οικογένεια αγαπημένοι!
Ήσουν άνθρωπος της προσφοράς και της αγάπης. Δυστυχώς, πλέον δεν υπάρχουν πολλοί άνθρωποι όπως εσύ!
Ann had a fine mind and I will miss her friendship. She made a significant contribution to public education in Chicago that has impacted thousands of young people over decades. And Ann would always go the extra mile for her friends. With her, there were always good times and good conversation. An extraordinary woman. May Your Memory Be Eternal Ann.