Mary Lee (McConnell) Grace passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Legacy Heights Nursing Home in Russellville, AR. She was born December 14, 1929, in Dardanelle, AR to Rudell and Lois (Hamlin) McConnell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William G. "Bill" Grace, Sr., and her brother Ruben McConnell.
She is survived by her four children: Rebecca and husband Pat Riedmueller, Garrett Grace, Greg and wife Amy Grace, Jennifer and husband Kevin Henriksen; seven grandchildren and spouses: Ryan and Megan Grace; Spencer Grace; Sawyer and Grace Grace, Jessica Riedmueller, Daniel and Lindsey Riedmueller, Jared and Jayci Henriksen, and Jamie and Donald Booker; and great-grandchildren: Weston, Kasyn, Kinsley, Ridge, Claire, Kate, EJ, Makai, Austin, and Andyn. She is also survived by brother, Elbert and sisters, Betty Crow, Bonnie McCurdy, Katie and husband Witt Keys; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews, as well as numerous friends.
Mary Lee loved being surrounded by her family and friends. Her calling in life was to serve others. She became a registered nurse and spent the rest of her life caring for friends and family. She will be fondly remembered for her cooking including her homemade bread, cornbread, sugar-free desserts, pies, and especially cheesecakes. She enjoyed knitting, giving away over 100 personalized Christmas stockings and many more dish cloths. She was a passionate genealogist and a founding member of the Dardanelle Rock Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved nothing better than to plan family reunions based on her genealogy research.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 21, at 10:00 AM in Humphrey Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is Tuesday, August 20, 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ard Cemetery, Dardanelle, AR, under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Internet obituary and online guestbook are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
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