Anita Marie 'Nide' Grundy

anita marie 'nide' grundy

September 18, 1932 ~ May 30, 2023

Born in: Hewittville, Illinois
Resided in: Morrisonville, Illinois

Anita Marie “Nide” Grundy, 90, of Morrisonville, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Hillsboro Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

Nide was born September 18, 1932, in Hewittville, the daughter of William and Margaret (Young) Scott.  She married her one true love, John Robert “Bob” Grundy on January 28, 1953.  He preceded her in death on March 3, 2002.

Nide was a farmwife who had to adapt quickly to farming and caring for livestock after marrying. She was also an excellent homemaker, making delicious cakes and ensuring her flowers, especially her roses, were cared for.  Nide was, most importantly, an amazing grandmother and a “fill-in” grandma to several. She spent many days caring for her grandkids, who have several wonderful memories with her.  She was a proud member of St. Maurice Catholic Church and the National Catholic Society of Foresters, as well as a St. Louis Cardinals fan.  Nide will be remembered for her fiery spirit and kindness.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Catherine Bailey, Bernard Scott, and Shirley Conaway.

Nide is survived by her daughter, Catherine Ann (Bill) O’Connell of Morrisonville; son, Bobby (Penny) Grundy of Morrisonville; grandchildren, Jon (Shannon) O’Connell, Blaine (Ashlyn) O’Connell, Justin O’Connell, Cassie O’Connell, Matthew (Heidi) Grundy, Jamie (Craig) Moore, and Lindsay Grundy; great grandchildren, Cash, Brady, Charlotte, Olivia, Brock, Teagan, Harper, Ross, Avery, Mia, Mabel, and Nolan; brothers, Donald Scott and Leon (Beverly) Scott, both of Taylorville, and Russell (Nancy) Scott of California; sister, Mary Lou Clayton of Mt. Auburn; sisters-in-law, Helen “Shorty” Healy and Mary “Mae” (Walt) Hilby of Springfield, Ruth “Tip” (Bob) Matli of Harvel, Alice “Pudge” (Kirk) Downey and Rose (Bob) Gowin, both of Morrisonville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved her very much.

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2023, at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 706 SE 4th Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546, with Rev. Florent Kanga officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Maurice Catholic Church, 706 SE 4th Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546, or Monastery of Mary the Queen, 15635 Greenridge Rd, Girard, IL 62640.  Donations of food may be brought to the Knights of Columbus Hall #1151 in Morrisonville on Friday morning.

Please visit to share memories of Nide, or to offer condolences to her family.


Visitation: June 1, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home of Morrisonville
304 Carlin St.
Morrisonville, IL 62546

Funeral Mass: June 2, 2023 10:00 am

St. Maurice Catholic Church
706 SE 4th St.
Morrisonville, IL 62546

Interment: June 2, 2023 11:15 am

St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery (Morrisonville, IL)


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Anita Marie 'Nide' Grundy 's name.

St. Maurice Catholic Church

PO Box 45
Morrisonville, IL

Monastery of Mary the Queen

15635 Greenridge Rd
Girard, IL

Memories Timeline


  1. Light a CandleLove to all of Nide’s family and friends. My heart and prayers are with you. What a great legacy.

  2. I can Remember first meeting Nide, at her Daughters Wedding Rehearsal, warm funny and direct was how I have always remembered her. Before The Advent of Cell Phones, I would call her to relay a Message to Bill, she would talk to me like it was only yesterday since we chatted. On one visit home, she said “Look at my new Purse.” It had Cardinals on it she was a great warm, and wonderful woman.
    Cathy, Bobby, and Families, I am so sorry, and praying for you God Bless.

    Much Love,
    Brian & Terri O’Connell

  3. Light a CandleCathy, Bob, and Families, Wishing you my deepest sympathies. I was a roommate of Nide’s at the Rehab Center. She was so funny and kind!!!! I hate that I never got to get back there to see her. Just know that I will miss her, too!!! May God bless you all with comfort and peace.

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