Catherine “Arlene” Grace, 86, Springdale
Obituaries · November 02, 2012

Catherine “Arlene” Grace, 86, of Springdale, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at the Springdale United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 4-7PM on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Springdale United Methodist Church or the West Branch Fire Department. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arlene was born Dec. 6, 1925, in North English, Iowa, the daughter of William C. and Catherine H. Husband Dennis. She was united in marriage to Edmond E. Grace on March 12, 1946, in What Cheer. She worked in the pharmacology department at the University of Iowa for many years. Arlene was a member of the Springdale United Methodist Church and the Springdale Self-Culture Club.

She is survived by four children: Carolyn (Rick) Emerson of Iowa City, Diane (Ken) Phillips, Sheryl (Bob) Bergmann and Larry (Kathy) Grace, all of Springdale; two brothers: Dean (Barb) Dennis of Oskaloosa and Keith (Margaret) Dennis of Devine, Texas; three sisters-in-law: Opal Dennis of What Cheer, Marie Grace of York, Penn., and Leola Grace of Wenatchee, Wash.; eight grandchildren: Dennis Delaney, Trish Irey, Jennifer Holbert, Rob Bergmann, Chris Bergmann, Katie Stoolman, Michael Grace and Steven Grace; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond, brother Billy, sister Betty, and four brothers-in-law: Lealon, Ray, Ivan and Gerald.

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