Obituary for Grace Marie Stittsworth (Grace Marie McMahon)
Grace Marie (McMahon) Stittsworth – age 77, died on March 17, 2018 at her home. She was born on December 4, 1940 the daughter of Roger and Dorothy (Geer) McMahon in Pontiac, Michigan. She was named after her grandmothers, Grace McMahon and Marie (Mogg) Geer.
She was raised in Beaverton, Michigan on a dairy and grain farm, learning life lessons of honesty and hard work. She was active in 4-H (dairy and home making) and the Beaverton Church of the Brethren. Grace graduated from Beaverton High School class of 1958 where she was an Honor Student, and active in Band and Drama.
Grace married William R. Stittsworth on March 30, 1962. They enjoyed 15 years of marriage before he died from cancer on August 22, 1977 at the age of 38. Grace was employed by various offices, Michigan Bell Telephone and lastly Citizens Insurance where she retired in 1995 as a Workers Comp Claims Specialist after 25 years. She enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, fishing, “The Cabin” in the U.P., and having fun with family and friends.
Grace leaves to cherish her memory, 2 daughters; Laura Keller of Midland and Amy and husband Ron White of Farwell; a son in-law, James Welch of Merrill; grandchildren: Dominic and Zach Welch, Christopher Keller, Ryon, Caron, and Katheron White, two sisters, Gail Shur and Glenna (Raymond) Rappley. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents, an infant daughter Karen, daughter Jean Ann Welch, infant grandson Nathan William White, son in-law Stanley Keller and her In-law parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from the Campbell Stocking Family Funeral Home. Pastor Connie Bongard will officiate. Burial will be in Surrey Township Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM, and from 10 AM until the time of service on Wednesday. Memorial contributions in Grace’s name may be considered to the Farwell United Methodist Church. Please share your memories and condolences with the family at www.CampbellStocking.com also.