- Grove City, Pennsylvania

October 18, 2012

Mary Grace Wilkins

Harrisville native was childcare provider in Ohio

Allied News

WADSWORTH, Ohio — Mary Grace Wilkins of Wadsworth, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in her residence. She was 82.

Mrs. Wilkins was born March 7, 1930, in Harrisville to T. Plumer and Eva Lorena Henderson Sloan.

She worked for Yoder Brothers in Barberton, Ohio, then was self-employed as a childcare provider, "Grandma Grace."

She attended First Lutheran Church in Barberton.

She enjoyed reading, working puzzles and spending time with her family.

Mary Grace will be deeply missed by her daughters, Kathy and her husband Bob Furman; and Sue and her husband Charles Shooks; and son-in-law, D.J. Jones, all Wadsworth; and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mary Grace was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Lou Baker-Jones; her son, Thomas Wilkins; her brother, Joseph Sloan; and her sister, Emma Jane Boyd.

Memorial services were held at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, Wadsworth, Ohio, with Pastor Erik Swanson officiating. Online tributes may be made at

Published Oct. 6, 2012. Pick up a copy at 201-A Erie St., Grove City.