of Houston, TX, formerly of Chelsea, MI, age 64, died Sunday, November 20, 2011 in St. Johns, MI after a short illness with her family by her side. She was born December 14, 1946 in Jackson, MI, the daughter of Robert E. & Maxine L. (DeVerna) Kushmaul.

Grace was a 1965 graduate of Chelsea High School.  She started her career at Chelsea Retirement Community, which led to her current position at Buckner Retirement Services in Texas.  She was a member of Grace Bible Church of Elyria, OH, and a former member of Chelsea Kiwanis.  She loved to bake, but her favorite pastime was spoiling her grandkids.

She is survived by her mother, Maxine Kushmaul; two sons, Nicholas (Jennifer) McCalla of Howell and Case (Amy) McCalla of Grass Lake; her brother, Bill (Kathy) Kushmaul of St. Johns; four grandchildren, Emily, Megan, Will, Alyssa McCalla; a niece, Roxanne (Dave) Kudwa; and a nephew, Robert Kushmaul.  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert E. Kushmaul, Sr., and her brother, Robert E. Kushmaul, Jr., EN3 US Navy.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 23, 1:00 pm at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, with Rev. Jason Boyer officiating.  The family will receive friends Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, and Wednesday from noon until the funeral. A private burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 1755 Abbey Road, E. Lansing, MI 48823 or Sparrow Hospice 1110 E. Michigan Ave, PO Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909-7980.


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