A celebration of life service for Grace M. Sears, 91, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in Newton Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated in Grace’s name to the Community Heights Alliance Church or the American Heart Association. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the funeral home.
Grace M. Sears, the daughter of Walter Ray Cushatt and Mary Esther (Tiffany) Cushatt, was born July 13, 1923, in Riceville. She was a graduate of the Newton Senior High, Class of 1940. On July 19, 1941, Grace was united in marriage with Robert Danley in Newton, who would precede her in death. Grace had devoted her life to her family and friends, and was a member of the Community Heights Alliance Church in Newton. She enjoyed being with her friends at McCann Village and at church.
Grace entered into the gates of Glory Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her three brothers; her two sisters; and her daughter, Sue Ellen.
Those left to honor Grace’s memory include her grandson, Jeffrey John Jones; granddaughter Gayla Suzzane Jones; her great-granddaughters, Allison Marie Jones and Stacy Ann Swank, Tiffany Annee, Courtney Van Dusseldorp; her great-grandsons, Jeremy John Jones, Brady Duane Van Dusseldorp, Andrew Van Dusseldorp, Nicholas A. Fackler; her great-great grandchildren, Hunter J. Fackler, Chloe G. Swank, and Cole W. Swank, Taryhn Annee, Trevor Annee, Kenzi Van Dusseldorp, Brandon Buckler, Devin Smith; her nieces and nephews; and her many friends.