Mary Liz Brace
Mary Liz Brace, age 74, of Quincy, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 6:53 a.m. in Blessing Hospital.
Mary Liz was born December 18, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Robert H. and Helen L. Hart Wlecke. On November 23, 1962 she married Ronald V. Brace in Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ in Quincy. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2008.
Mary Liz was a 1961 graduate of Quincy High School. She was a proud member of the Debutantes All Girl Drum and Bugle Corps, where she played the bugle. Mary Liz’s first job was as dental assistant for Dr. Francis Powers. She had worked as an audiometric technician at the Adams County Health Department for over 32 years. She loved working with the children, and she had tested over 250,000 children’s hearing during her years there. Mary Liz also had worked in the shoe department at Bergner’s from 1989 to 2003.
Mary Liz enjoyed ancestry and genealogical research. In her spare time, she also dabbled in ceramics. Most of all, Mary Liz will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include: a son, Steve (Robin) Brace of Omaha, NE; a daughter, Kelley (Matt Dallmier) Brace of Quincy; a grandson, Ryan Brace of Omaha, NE; a sister, Tootie (Larry) Million of Canton, OH; a brother-in-law, Thomas Beck, Sr. of Quincy; three nephews: Thomas Jr. (Amy) Beck; Pat (Jane) Carley; and Kevin Carley all of Quincy; two nieces: Nancy (Stan) Peter of Liberty, IL; and Debbie (Curt) Adams of Quincy; several great nieces and nephews; and a grand puppy, Pepper.
In addition to her husband, Mary Liz was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Sydney Carley, and Ginnie Beck
Services: 10:00 am Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Pastor Jayson Bennett officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday March 9, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Quincy Humane Society.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.