Jewel Dean Grady, daughter of the late J.B. Grady and Vandora Haddock Grady, was born on June 14, 1927, at Batesville, Ark., and died in Dexter on Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the age of 76.
Ms. Grady was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ, a graduate of Harding University in Searcy, Ark., with a Bachelors Degree, and receiving a Masters Degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, retiring as a Home Economist. Ms. Grady was a member of the University of Missouri Extension association for more than 30 years, and she was involved with numerous extension clubs throughout the states. She was a leader and teacher of many programs such as Sew with Cotton, 4-H Clubs, and Homemakers Club, later known as Extension Clubs.
Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Helen Grady of Sikeston, Ellen Grady of Fairview Heights, Ill., and Georgia Shearer of Benton; four nephews, Gary Grady of Dexter, Verlon Grady of Atlanta, Ga., Sam Grady of Sikeston, and Kurt Grady of Fairview Heights, Ill.; two nieces, Elisa Turnbull of Knoxville, Tenn., and Shirley Wood of Dexter; also by 16 great-nieces and nephews; and by 15 great-great-nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Melvin Grady, Paul Grady, M.H. (Hamp) Grady, and Walter P. Grady; one sister, Rose Grady; and one sister-in-law, Dora Grady.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2004, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Stan Dauck and Jim Faughn officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.