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Janice S. Crockett

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Janice S. Crockett, 77, of Albany, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Maryville, Mo. She was born March 18, 1937, in Braymer, Mo., to Bill and Laverne (Hankins) Shively.

She was a 1955 graduate of Braymer High School. She received her BS in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and speech therapy degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. She taught for 33 years in elementary grades. She received the Outstanding Young Woman of the America Award-1968 Edition and the Outstanding Young Educator Award, presented by the Albany Jaycees. She married Robert F. Crockett on June 8, 1963.

She was a member of the Albany First Baptist Church, a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a life member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association, Missouri State Teachers Association, the World Order of China Painting, the Red Hat Society, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and the Athena Club where she served as a past president.

Survivors include her husband, Robert F. Crockett; two sisters, Jo (J.W.) Page of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Pat (Paul) Ellison of Liberty, Mo.; and other family members.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Roberson-Polley Chapel of Albany. The body was cremated. Inurnment will be at the Grandview Cemetery in Albany at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Albany First Baptist Church in care of the Roberson-Polley Chapel, 403 N. Hundley, Albany, MO 64402.

Online condolences may be left at www.robersonpolleychapel.com.

 

John O. Grace

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John O. Grace, 78, of St. Joseph, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Mosaic Life Care. He was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Albany, Mo., to Curtis and Virginia (Pemberton) Grace.

He graduated from Albany High School. He was vice president of Future Farmers of America from 1954 to 1955. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in agriculture economics. He married Karen Vavra on Oct. 6, 1962.

He was employed by The Quaker Oats Company for 37 years, retiring as plant superintendent. He was a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church and the Mizzou Alumni Association where he served in many positions, including president of the Buchanan County Board of Directors and culminating in election to the Governing Board of the Association. He was also a director of the Downtown Rotary Club No. 32, a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Royal Order of Jesters Club No 97.

He enjoyed working with others throughout the community, travel, spending time in Colorado, snow skiing, golf, fly fishing, woodworking, and gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Karen Vavra Grace; two daughters, Julie Grace Corley (David) of Leawood, Kan., and Lori L. Grace of St. Joseph; a son, David E. Grace (Jill) of Leawood; three grandchildren, Ryan S. Corley, E. Grace Corley and Catherine J. Corley; two cousins, Richard Pemberton and Virginia Edwards; a sister-in-law, Janet V. Sanford; a niece, Janet S. Buehler; and a nephew, William E. Sanford.

Healing farewell was held Friday, Nov. 21, at Wyatt Park Baptist Church. Private inurnment was at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to scholarships for Buchanan County students attending the University of Missouri. Checks should be made payable to the Mizzou Alumni Association with John Grace Memorial Gift listed on the memo line.

Memorials should be sent to Mizzou Alumni Association, Attn: Molly Richardson, 123 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, MO 65211.

Online condolences may be left at www.meierhoffer.com.

 
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