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Richard James Grace

Male 1911 - 1996  (85 years)


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  • Name Richard James Grace 
    Born 29 Mar 1911  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Aug 1996  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery, Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3624  Rossville
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2019 

    Father William E Grace,   b. 1868,   d. 1939  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Annastasia (Annie) S Burke Grace,   b. 1873,   d. 1963  (Age 90 years) 
    Family ID F3558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Opal Ruegsegger Grace,   d. 13 Feb 1991 
    Married 5 May 1940  Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Janet Grace,   d. 1974
     2. John R Grace
     3. Twila J Grace Bloom
    Documents
    Anniversary- Grace, Richard and Opal
    Anniversary- Grace, Richard and Opal
    MR. AND MRS. GRACE
    Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grace, Wamego, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a mass of thanksgiving at 10:15 a.m. May 6 in St. Bernardís Catholic Church. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the church hall.

    Hosts for the occasion will be their children and families: John and Rita Grace; and Twila Grace Bloom.

    Richard Grace and Opal Ruegseggdr were married May 5, 1940 in Alma. Mr. Grace is a civil service retiree from Fort Riley. Mrs. Grace is a retired school teacher.
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2017 13:04:29 
    Family ID F3559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery, Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Grace, Richard 1
    Obituary- Grace, Richard 1
    Richard James Grace
    WAMEGO ó Richard James Grace, 85, formerly of Wamego, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 1996, at a Topeka nursing home.

    Mr. Grace was a fireman at Fort Riley for more than 29 years. He also was an Army veteran of World War II.

    He was born March 29, 1911, in Delia, the son of William E. and Anna Burke Grace. He was graduated from Delia High School.

    Mr. Grace was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, the Harold Johnson Post No. 172 of the American Legion and Post No. 1258 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, all in Wamego, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

    He was married to Opal Ruegsegger on May 5, 1940, in Alma. She died Feb. 13, 1991. A daughter, Janet Grace, died in 1974.

    Survivors include a son, John R. Grace, Topeka; a daughter, Twila J. Bloom, Topeka; a sister, Agnes Kennedy, Topeka; and three grandchildren.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard s Catholic Church in Wamego. Burial with full military honors conducted by a Fort Riley Military Detail will be at the church cemetery. Mr. Grace will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego, where a wake service and a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made either to the United Methodist Home in Topeka or to the St. Bernardís Catholic Church Building Fund and sent in care of the funeral home
    Obituary- Grace, Richard 2
    Obituary- Grace, Richard 2
    Grace
    Richard James Grace, 85, formerly of Wamego, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 1996, at a Topeka nursing home.

    He was born March 29, 1911, in Delia, the son of William E. and Anna Burke Grace. He was graduated from Delia High School.

    Mr. Grace was a fireman at Fort Riley for more than 29 years. He also was an Army veteran of World War II.

    Mr. Grace was a member of St. Bernardís Catholic Church, the Harold Johnson Post No 172 of the American Legion and Post No. 1258 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, all in Wamego, an4 the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

    He was married to Opal Ruegsegger on May 5, 1940, in Alma. She died Feb. 13, 1991. A daughter, Janet Grace, also preceded him in death in 1974.

    Survivors include a son, John R. Grace, Topeka; a daughter Twila J. Bloom, Topeka; a sister, Agnes Kennedy, Topeka; and three grand-children.

    Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday at St. Bernardís Catholic Church in Wamego. Burial with full military honors was conducted by a Fort Riley Military Detail at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made either to the United Methodist Home in Topeka or to the St. Bernardís Catholic Church Building Fund and sent in care of the Stewart Funeral Home.