Funeral services for Lawrence Russell Grace, 55, were held June 11 at the
United Church of Diagonal with Rev. Pam Farren
officiating. Casketbearers were Frank Carson, Jack Carson, Cecil Smith, Mark
Schlapia, Robert Jackson, and Charles Fletcher.
Honorary pallbearers were Don Hays, John Whittington, Don David and Richard
Hays. Organist was Mrs. John Whittington.
Interment was at Diagonal Cemetery, with Wilson-Watson Service in charge of
Lawrence Russell Grace was born to Ora Russell and Francis Delores (Ecklin)
Grace on Feb. 19, 1939, near Bedford.
Lawrence died at the age of 55 on June 8, 1994 while working on a construction
job in Fremont, Neb.
On Feb. 3, 1957, he was married to Lois Marie Hutchinson of Bedford. To this
union four children were born: Robert Russell, Virginia Marie, Larry Lee and
Brenda Kay. Lawrence raised his family in Ringgold County where he spent his
lifetime. He worked construction 25 years and was a self-employed truck driver
for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Francis, Father Ora and a sister,
Survivors include his wife, Lois; daughters Virginia and Brenda; sons Robert
and Larry; Robert's wife, Pam; two grandchildren, Jeremy and Steve; stepmother
Marie; mother-in-law Florence; brother Doyle; sisters Jeanette and Debbie; a
step-brother Larry Waugh; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014