Mary Grace Pape


Mary Grace Pape, age 93 of Clinton, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Bickford Cottage. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 12th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.

Grace was born in Almont, Iowa on July 4, 1925, the daughter of Douglas and Agnes (Wessel) McClintock. She graduated from Lyons High School. Grace married Robert Pape on January 26, 1946 at St. Irenaeus Church in Clinton. Robert passed away on June 23, 2007. Grace had work at Clinton Corn Processing Company during WW II. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. She enjoyed traveling, fishing trips to Minnesota, board games, playing cards, taking trips out West rock hunting, watching the Cubs, going to the casino and maybe having a Miller Lite or two.

Grace is survived by three children; Mary Cunningham of Muscatine, Brian (Julie) Pape of Clinton and Jim (Peg) Pape of Prescott Valley, AZ; six grandchildren; Derek, Justin and Brett Cunningham, Mike and Katie Pape and Heather Harty; 10 great grandchildren; Lucas, Grace, Kayla, Haden, Logan, Mason, Alex, Brady, Olivia and Noah; a great great granddaughter, Adeline; her brother, Frank (Carol) McClintock of Clinton; two sisters, Sharon Hitpas of Carlyle, IL and Donna (James) Fitzpatrick of FL, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Vera and Kay and two brothers, George and Merle. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at
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