SHELBY – Mrs. Grace Shepard Kiser, 75, of Dellinger Rd., died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Catherine Allen Shepard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Shepard; stepchildren, Sherri and Jason Kiser.
She is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Ben H. Kiser Sr., of the home; eight children, Rosemary Clark of Monroe, Lib Smith and husband, Jim, of Shelby, Johnny Rice and wife, Cindy, of Spartanburg, Nancy Staley and husband, Joe, of Lincolnton, Donna Mellan of Chester, NY, Kay Wallace and husband, Tony, Ben Kiser Jr. and wife, Diedra, and David Kiser, all of Shelby; two brothers, David Shepard of Shelby, Emmett Shepard and wife, Brenda, of Gaffney, SC; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren survive.
Funeral service: Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Lily Memorial Baptist Church
Visitation: The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, and other times at her home.
Clergy: Rev. Jared Pankhurst
Burial: Sunset Cemetery
Memorials: Cleveland Pine Nursing, 1404 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28150
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby.
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com