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Grace G. Rackers

July 24, 1938 — January 17, 2017

Grace G. Rackers


Grace G. Rackers, age 78 of Loose Creek, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Linn Living and Rehab with her children at her side.

Grace was born on July 24, 1938, in Loose Creek, a daughter to the late Gustave and Bertha (Orscheln) Backes.

Grace was a 1956 graduate of Fatima High School.

On November 23, 1957, she was united in marriage to Donald L. Rackers at Immaculate Conception Church in Loose Creek. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2014.

Throughout her 45 years of home daycare, Grace’s main passion was taking care and nurturing over 100 children. Prior to her daycare, she had been employed at International Shoe Company.

Grace was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek, St. Ann’s Sodality, and Quilter’s Circle. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and tending flowers however, her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Grace is survived by: two sons, Bruce Rackers (friend Jammie) of Bonnots Mill, and Leroy Rackers (wife Jenny) of Linn; four daughters, Cheryl Schulte (husband Sylvester) of Olean, Barb Kirsch (husband Andy) of Bonnots Mill, Nikkie Spratt (husband Dave) of Wardsville, and Melissa Koenigsfeld (husband Adam) of Rich Fountain; 12 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 6 great step-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Backes of Linn and one sister, Olivia Ruettgers (husband John) of Loose Creek; two sisters-in-law, Mary Bell of Jefferson City and Patricia Bracher of Tebbetts, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and spouse of 56 years, she was preceded in death by: one brother, Al Backes; and two sisters, Catherine Bescheinen and Angeline Kremer.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017, Morton Chapel in Linn with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek with Fr. Louis Nelen as the celebrant. Interment will follow at the Parish Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Masses or American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO (897-2214)

www.mortonchapel.com


SERVICES
Prayer Service

Friday, January 20, 2017
3:30 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Visitation

Friday, January 20, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, January 21, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Churc
147 County Road 402
Loose Creek, Mo 65054

Interment

Saturday, January 21, 2017
12:00 PM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery
500 Highway A
Loose Creek, Mo 65054

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