ESSEX - Grace M. Darby, 98, died June 24, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born Nov. 30, 1906, in Frisco, daughter of the late Louis and Effie Branson Grim, she had worked as a machine operator at Elder's Manufacturing. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Essex.
On May 22, 1926, in Bloomfield, she married John Albert Darby who preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1987.
In addition to her husband, one daughter, Dorothy Farrar, who died in 1999; four brothers; and two sisters preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son, James Darby of Dexter; one daughter, Virginia Louise Wieher of St. Charles; one brother, Floyd Grim of Dexter; and nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday until service time at 1 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Jerry Darby of Malden will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Essex Cemetery.