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Marcella GradySeptember 19, 2017
Marcella Grady, age 93, of Cleveland, TN, formerly of Howard, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. Graveside services will be 12:00 pm, Friday, September 29, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Howard. Visitation will be one hour prior at the Willoughby Funeral Home.
She was born September 19, 1924 to Luella and Frank Klein in Howard, SD. Marcella graduated from St. Agatha High School and attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA until 1944 when she contracted polio. While in college she did volunteer work for service men during the war. She married Leo Grady in 1946 and had two sons, Doug and David. She worked with her husband in the photograph and drug sundries business in Howard, SD before moving to Cleveland in 1981. She was an avid bridge player who was ever grateful to family and friends for help. Marcella was a member of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church.
Marcella was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband of 54 years, Leo Grady.
She is survived by her two sons, Doug Grady (Sandra) of Cleveland and David Grady of Georgetown; grandchildren Douglas James Grady and Devin Nicole Grady; great grandchildren Isabella Grady and Jonathon James Grady; cousins Janet Klein, Marilyn Klein, and Marion Doss.