Grace I. Croft

February 27, 1945 - January 18, 2022
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Don & Ona Binkley
Karen Croft
Thomas Stout
Kathy Deeds
Susie Small
Shannon & Michelle Kies Light a candle


Grace I. Croft age 76, of Lima passed away 5:27 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born Feb, 27, 1945 in Lima to the late John Joseph and Irene (Scharf) Kuhn. She married Roy E. Croft Feb. 6, 1965 and he survives in Lima. Grace was deeply loved by many people.
Grace graduated from LCC in 1963. She babysat children at home while her children were young. Worked for Shawnee IGA and then went to work for Dairy Queen and retired from there as a manager. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading and following people on Facebook. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her favorite past time.
Additional survivors include children: Tim (Terri) Croft of Lima, John (Karen) Croft of Lima, Todd (Mariluann) Croft of Lima, Dan (Mandi) Croft of Sidney, Tom (Erica) Croft of Lima and Angie (Fred) Elgert of Lima; 19 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and siblings: Joanne Moser of Lima, Tom (Val) Kuhn of Lima, Bob (Vicki) Kuhn of Wapak, Mary (Jeff) Lyons of Lima, Dave (Kathy) Kuhn of Lima and Jim Kuhn of Lima.
She was preceded in death by a brother John Kuhn and a brother-in-law Larry Moser.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Grace attended Union Chapel Missionary Church. Memorial contributions may be given to the Kidney Foundation.

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Born: February 27, 1945
Died: January 18, 2022

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Don & Ona Binkley posted on 1/26/22

So sorry for family loss. I wish I had some comforting words.


Karen Croft posted on 1/22/22

Prayets for you and your family. The family of Bill Croft


Sonja Stanford posted on 1/22/22

Grace’s memory lives on in each of you and is evident in your love for her and for one another. We continue to pray for yo all. God bless you.


Linda Lauck Merkle Stan Merkle posted on 1/21/22

Grace lived up to her name..I had the pleasure of watching our boys compete in wrestling in High school. Chad and Lee Lauck. I remember Dan mostly. What a great family of boys .Then she came!!! She and Roy raised a wonderful family. I had the pleasure of seeing her at our monthly high school lunch before Christmas.. She was indeed a lovely gracious lady with a beautiful smile. She will be missed. My condolences to you Roy and your family. Linda Lauck Merkle


Thomas Stout posted on 1/21/22

When I met your mother, I remember how proud she was of all of you and how much she wanted to see you succeed in whatever you were going to do. I am sorry for your loss.


Kathy Deeds posted on 1/21/22

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers tfor the family. May you rest in peace!


Cheryl Bellows posted on 1/21/22

Sympathies and condolences from the Bellows and Sensibaugh families. Back in the day, our families spent lots of time together at Shawnee Sporting events.....specifically wrestling. The family that Grace and Roy created was one of the best. Cherish your memories.....she is with you forever.


Susie Small posted on 1/21/22

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Susie Small posted on 1/21/22

Roy I am so sorry for your loss. Grace was such a lovely woman. My thoughts and prayers will be with your during this difficult time. Susie Small


Barbara Vance posted on 1/20/22

Roy, So very sorry to learn of Grace's passing. Our sympathy to you and the family. Grace used to live around the corner from me when we were growing up. Always was a sweet girl.


Shannon & Michelle Kies posted on 1/20/22

I am so sorry for your loss. The Croft family will be in our thoughts and prayers