Survivors include: daughter Catherine (Patrick) Adler of Dewey, Az; daughter Barbara Warren of Rochester, IL and son Robert Mark (Deborah Cavanaugh) of Greenview, IL; niece Martha Jane Turner of Crossville; and grandchildren Bethany (Bogumill) Chapman, Matt Bogumill, Josh Warren, Courtney Warren, Katherine Grant and Shawn Charles as well as six great grandchildren.
Grace met Bill while he was stationed in Tennessee during World War II. They were married December 30, 1945 when he returned home from Europe and they made a long wonderful life together.
Grace was a mother and homemaker who volunteered at the Athens elementary school and served on the PTA while her children attended there. She worked a few years as a book-keeper for the Dairy Rose Restaurant in Springfield.
She and Bill enjoyed retirement years traveling to Florida and playing golf. Their home was always the gathering place for family occasions and holidays. She was a member of Athens Christian Church.
Her family would like to add a special thanks to the caregivers from Heart & Hands.
Visitation will be held Saturday, June 29, from 10 11 a.m. at Mott and Henning Funeral Home in Athens with funeral services immediately following.
Rev. Ken Gennicks will be officiating. Burial will be at Indian Point Cemetery.Memorials can be made to the Athens Christian Church.
On-line condolences can be made at www.mottandhenning.com.