Grace McLellan-Goodknecht

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Grace Elizabeth McLellan-Goodknecht


Grace Elizabeth McLellan-Goodknecht, Lansing, MI, joined her Lord on July 8, 2014 at 98 years young.  She was born in Lansing, MI.  She graduated from Central High School in 1936.  Grace was a loyal and dedicated Histologist, working for Dr. Charles Black more than 25 years.  She was a member and officer of the Michigan Medical Society, and a member and officer of AARP for more than 35 years.  Her great passions were quilting, knitting, sewing, embroidery and crocheting.  Grace was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Lansing since 1986. 

Grace is survived by her daughter, Marie A. Harris-Coble (Donald) Lansing, MI; her son, Fred Arthur (Linda) Goodknecht, Hale, MI; and her grandson, Richard Alan Ford (Michelle) Harris, Berrien Center, MI.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Nancy Jean Wortley, and her grandson, Frederick James Ford Harris.  Grace had 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI, with Rev. Dr. Steve Buck officiating. The family will receive visitors on Friday, July 11, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. at the funeral home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Frederick James Ford Harris by visiting:;ways to give/DonationForm; or a . Friends may visit the guest book at

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Tiffany Funeral Home
3232 W Saginaw St
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 321-2211
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Published in Lansing State Journal on July 10, 2014
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