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Mary Grace Pape - 93

7/4/1925 - 9/8/2018

Clinton, IA

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. 


Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 12th at the Pape Funeral Home.


  • Molly Fitzpatrick Pelzer

    on 09/10/18

    Dear Pape Family - thinking of all of you and the memories of our fun times together in your home.  Aunt Grace was a wonderful combination of fun and decorum. I'll always remember the twinkle in her eye as a youngster and visiting around the table as an adult.  Wishing you all condolences and hoping your own happy memories will bring you comfort.


  • Julie White Chan

    on 09/10/18

    Dear Brian, so sorry for your loss!  You and your family has provided comfort to me and my family for darn near 60 years during difficult times. I can't imagine why anyone would choose anyone but Pape.  Now I'm sending you a big hug and prayers that will find comfort in the memories of your amazing Mom!  Fondly,  Julie White Chan   

  • Tracy Jones

    on 09/12/18

    My deepest sympathies to Brian, Julie, and family. Grace was one of a kind!
  • Doyle McClintock

    on 09/15/18

    Hi Brian 
    Condolences to you for your mom's passing. Some of my fondest memories of childhood are hanging out with you and your mom treating us so great. When she took us to baseball games she would always buy us hamburgers, popcorn and soda. I am sure they were not very good hamburgers but I remember them as the best I ever had. Probably because of the company I was with. I am so glad that your mom got to see the cubs win the world series. I could not watch it myself, tool nerve wracking. 
    With love 

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