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Bernita Lucille Grapes Ireland
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1924
Delhi
Delaware County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 2006
Monticello
Jones County
Iowa, USA

Ref: Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, IA Bernita (Grapes) Ireland Gray, age 81, of Monticello, died Monday, April 24, 2006 at St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 10:30 Thursday morning, April 27, 2006 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 Wednesday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Rev. Charles Johnson will officiate at the services. Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com. Surviving are 2 daughters, Cathy (Dennis) Bossard and Julie Ireland, both of Cedar Rapids, a son, Brad (Tina) Ireland, Rutherford, NJ, a daughter-in-law, Mary Ireland, Cedar Rapids, 4 step-children, Joyce (Pete) Westphal, Wyoming, Bev (Keith) Hanna, Anamosa, Wanda (Kyle) Wilson, Hopkinton, Sheri (Bill) Hatfield, Monticello, 3 sisters, Hazel Knott, Cedar Rapids, Letha Bacon, Webster, FL, Aileen (Iver) Anderson, Cedar Falls. Seven grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 14 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands, and two sons, Richard and Robert, three brothers, Hubert, Robert and Delbert, two sisters, Mildred Gaddie, Wilma Harbach. Bernita Grapes was born June 22, 1924 on a farm near Delhi, IA. She was the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Eggimann) Grapes. Bernita graduated from the Delhi High School and then attended Hamilton Business College. Bernita Grapes and Gilbert Ireland were married Jan. 6, 1945 at the Methodist Church, Delhi. The couple lived in Anamosa, Greeley and Hopkinton where Gilbert was a Depot Agent for the railroad. Bernita was a representative for the World Book Encyclopedia for many years. Bernita Grapes, Ireland and Russell H. Gray were married Aug. 4, 1979 at St. Matthews in Monticello. She loved palying cards and being with her family and friends, and will be missed by all. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Bishop Grapes (1880 - 1941)
  Mary Clara Eggimann Grapes (1889 - 1974)
 
 Children:
  Richard Farrell Ireland (1959 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mildred Caroline Elizabeth Grapes Gaddie (1909 - 1998)*
  Wilma Marie Grapes Harbach (1911 - 1989)*
  Hubert Thomas Grapes (1912 - 1969)*
  Hazel Knott (1917 - 2009)*
  Letha Lorraine Grapes Bacon (1919 - 2007)*
  Bernita Lucille Grapes Ireland (1924 - 2006)
  Robert Duane Grapes (1925 - 1978)*
  Delbert Chester Grapes (1929 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Monticello
Jones County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Bob Orr
Originally Created by: MyDullFamily
Record added: Feb 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105382579
Bernita Lucille <i>Grapes</i> Ireland
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Bernita Lucille <i>Grapes</i> Ireland
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