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James Robert Grady

James Robert Grady

James Robert Grady, age 84, of 1741 Silverthorne, Quincy, died on Saturday, November 14, 2015 in peace and surrounded by his loving family. Jim struggled a long battle with cancer.

He was born on February 20, 1931 in Quincy the son of Irvin and Hazel Grady. He married his high school sweetheart, LouAnn Werneth on March 17, 1956. She survives. James was a 1949 graduate of Quincy High School and attended Quincy College. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Grady was self-employed as owner and operator of the Broadway Carwash for over 40 years.

James loved gardening, traveling, and military history. He was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs and QHS Basketball. Jim loved his family and was a devoted father and grandparent. Jim was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife LouAnn, Jim is also survived by: THREE CHILDREN: Jeri Niewohner and her husband William of Quincy; Michael Grady of Davenport, Iowa and Colleen Coleman and her husband Brad of Goldsboro, NC.
ELEVEN GRANDCHILDREN: Nicholas Niewohner and his wife Jamie of Quincy; Kelli Niewohner of Austin, TX; Sarah Niewohner and Elizabeth Niewohner both of Quincy; Christian Larsen and his wife Stine of Copenhagen, Denmark; Carissa Grady; Carina Grady; and Mayli Grady all of Davenport, IA; Christopher Coleman of Goldsboro, NC; Cory Coleman and James Coleman both Wilmington, NC.
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Avery Niewohner, Lilly Niewohner, Ingrid Larsen, and twins Carl and Agnes Larsen.

James was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 9:30 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 in St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice or to the St. Francis Parish Center.

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From:
Jim Deans
Apex, NC
Comments:
A new "old" friend has gone home. He served his Lord. He served his family. He served his Country.
From:
Paul K. Geers
St. Louis, MO
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Dear Grady family,
How I remember all the old times I spoke to Jim even when he just open the car wash and even when Mike was managing the oil change next door. What a nice man, I have thought of him many times while in Quincy and driving past the old place on Broadway.
God rest his soul. I will have a mass said at St. Rose soon.
Paul
From:
Dee Ann(Hobbs) Wilson
Lebanon, MO
Comments:
Our thought are with your family
From:
Dick & Yolanda Hobbs
Lebanon, MO
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Our thoughts and prayers are with LouAnn and the family. We so much enjoyed knowing Jim and cherish the relationship he had with our own parents. Jim was a true patriot and my fondest memories were from our absolutely superb trip to the Battlefields of France. Jim was a historian and appreciated the service of our greatest generation, those who served in World War II. We had such a great time with Jim, Dad and I and made memories that will last beyond this world. I am sure that Jim and Dad now are practicing on the heavenly rifle range with their newest M1s...and Mom is beating them both. Sending all our love from the Hobbs Family. Semper Fi, Jim.
From:
Tammy Massey
Wendell, NC
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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. It so hard to say good bye but know that he is in God's hands and there's no more pain for him. I just recently loss my mom to cancer so I know your pain. God bless you Colleen and your family.
From:
Steve Edgar
Quincy, IL
Comments:
It was an honor to know Jim, he will be truly missed.....