Grace E. Stinehelfer, age 93 of Sparta passed away Tuesday evening, January 15, 2013 at Morrow Manor in Chesterville.
She was born on July 1, 1919 in Fulton to the late William and Alta (Coleman) Burson. A lifelong caregiver she worked for 35 years as a nurse's aide at Mercy Hospital in Mt. Vernon, retiring in 1984. Grace was a member of Sparta Christian Advent Church and loved animals. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ as well as attending garage sales.
Grace was indeed a woman of "grace", who epitomized sweetness. Kind and caring, with her warm smile she was one who you couldn't help but to notice.
She endured the passing of many of her immediate family members. Those preceding her in death include her husband: Gerald "Bus" Stinehelfer in 1987, sons: William Springer in 1997, Gerald "Sonny" Stinehelfer Jr. in 2005, daughter Eileen "Maynard" Sears in 2010, brother Chrisset Miller, and sisters Edith Belcher and Ruby Casto. Through it all she overcame and remained warm and tender even though broken hearted.
She is survived by grandchildren: Kelly Simms (Brian Ballard) of Fulton, Jennifer Springer (Brian Przeracki) and Allison Springer (Mike Durst) all of Mt. Vernon, 3 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 22nd at the Bloomfield Cemetery near Sparta. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the funeral home, P.O. Box 238, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 to assist with final expenses.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com