Grace Smith, 91

Grace E. Smith, 91, passed away at 7:25 a.m. on May 29 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

She was born on July 27, 1921 in Preble County, Ohio, to William and Elizabeth (Foutz) Deaton. Grace graduated from Monroe High School in 1938, and attended Bethany Bible School and Manchester College. She married Fred. Smith on May 4, 1945. He died July 23, 1997. She was a homemaker. Grace was a member of the Gratis Church of the Brethren in Gratis, Ohio, and attended the Manchester Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by four sons, David (Barb) Smith, Las Vegas, N.M., Lyle (YuLing) Smith, Qingdao, China, Kenneth (Robin) Smith, Ellendale, N.D., and Neil (Anna) Bergstrom, Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Marilyn (Alan) Kieffaber, North Manchester, Lorita (Bob) Janas, Lino Lakes, Minn., and Lucinda (Perry) Lawson, Denver, Colo.; one sister, Martha (Frank) Mason, Missouri, 18 grandchildren  and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, three brothers and one grandson.

A graveside service at Cedaredge Cemetery, Cedaredge, Colo.. will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements made by McKee Mortuary.

Preferred memorial is Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester.

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Posted on 2013 Jun 03