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Grace Kemerling, age 86, formerly of Riverside and Waverly, MO, died Saturday, March 5, 2022 at McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff.
Grace was born on May 22, 1935 to Joseph Daniel Ware and Florence Loretta (Straub) Ware in Plattsmouth, NE. She married Myrle Eugene (Gene) Kemerling on March 22, 1952 in Waverly, MO. Her passing was 18 days short of their 70th anniversary. The couple lived in Waverly until 1988, when they moved to Riverside, MO.
Grace was a faithful wife, mother, daughter and homemaker. She loved to cook, sew, play the organ, and piece quilts. She enjoyed family holiday gatherings and sharing her homemade candy and fruitcakes, and loved ice cream. Grace had previously worked at Bartlett Elevator and served as City Clerk for Waverly, MO and then Riverside, MO. She was a member of Barry Christian Church.
After Grace retired, she and Gene enjoyed traveling with family, their camping club, or just by themselves. They enjoyed their warm Texas winters.
Grace is survived by her husband and four children: Donald, Overland Park, KS, Connie Plattner (Daryl), Marshall, MO, Steve, Liberty, MO, and Brian (Jeanette), Lewis Center, OH. She also leaves two granddaughters, Suzie Plattner, Kansas City, and Julie
Plattner, Marshall, MO, and three step grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren, all living in Ohio.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Mildred Ernst, Jean Ware and Joe Ware, and a nephew.
A family memorial service will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, we request that memorials be made to Barry Christian Church, 1500 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64155
Grace will be interred at Terrace Park Funeral Home & Cemetery
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