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William E. Gracely
William E. GracelyJohn Deere 45William E. Gracely, 81, of New Bloomington, died peacefully Sunday evening December 1, 2019 at Kingston Residence in Marion.

He was born December 18, 1937 in New Bloomington to the late Paul and Jennie Irene (Montgomery) Gracely. He was also preceded in death by his oldest son, Bill Gracely.

William was a 1955 graduate of the New Bloomington High School. Farming was in his blood; he started his career at age 13 and continued on his whole life. He was proud to be part of a true farm family, having worked with his grandpa, father and now his sons and grandsons. William also enjoyed “coffee club” with his friends, Al’s Country Market, Coonie’s and The Plaza Inn on Sundays were his favorite stops. He was also known to enjoy Fox News on a regular basis.

Surviving is his wife, Nancy (Ullmer) Gracely, they were married October 7, 1956 at the New Bloomington United Methodist Church, their children: Bob (Nancy) Gracely, Marion, Lee (Jill) Gracely, New Bloomington and Jennie (Brent) Rinnert, New Bloomington
Daughter-in-law, Julie Gracely, Indian Lake

Grandchildren: Will (Caitlin) Gracely, Liz (Jared) Althouse, Britnie (Jake) Weaver, Derek Rinnert, Drew Rinnert, Paul Gracely, Teylor Gracely, Matthew (Kelsey) Tyree and Jesse (Rachel) Tyree
Great grandchildren: Mila, Liam, Luke, Charlie, Kynslee, Sage, Bowen, Sydney and Barrett
Sister: Sarah Jane Wood, Marion

Funeral services will be held Thursday December 5, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Pastor Kathy Herr will officiate, burial will follow in the Frame (Meeker) Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm at the funeral home in LaRue

Memorial gifts may be made to the New Bloomington United Methodist Church c/o Kathy Schaber 623 Schmidt Rd. New Bloomington, Ohio 43341, or the Capital City Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr #170, Columbus, OH 43231

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Rita Headington Parker
Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 5:59 PM

My sincere sympathy to Nancy and family...he was quite a guy---always smiling and friendly.
Rita Headington Parker, EHS Library 1965-1996

#2 from: Joan Elliott Wagner
formerly The Plaza Inn
Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 6:19 PM

My sincere condolences to Nancy and family.  I enjoyed talking with Bill and the family when they came to the Plaza Inn.  He was a great person.

#3 from: SanDee Tidd
Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:21 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. To all  of this special  family I have been Blessed to know I send  my love & prayers .

#4 from: MaryY. Lee
Marion, OH
Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:25 PM

Condolences to Nancy and their family in the loss of William. He was the rock on which their family was built, and your children are your legacy. Rest in peace, after a job well done.

Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 8:53 PM


#6 from: Jeanie and Lauren Park
LaRue, Ohio
Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:17 PM

Nancy and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of Bill. His smile, farming experience  and love for family provide a legacy of wisdom and trust for his children, grandchildren and future generations. Bill will be greatly missed in our community! Yet, he will surely be welcomed in heaven by Jesus, Bill Jr and others who have gone before him!

#7 from: Marvin and Sandra Guider
Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 2:46 AM

Nancy and family:  Marv and I are so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing and wanted to send our condolences to all of you. I know you have many good memories and we hope that they will help sustain and comfort you during this sad time. We send our love and hugs to all of you!

#8 from: Tim Schwaderer
Urbana Ohio
Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 8:26 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time.

#9 from: Kelli Woycke and VISION Students of Tri Rivers
Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 8:26 AM

Jennie and family,

Your VISION family misses you and are so sorry for your loss.  

#10 from: Todd Seiter
Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Sorry for your loss he was a great guy.

#11 from: Denny & Linda Thomas
Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 2:01 PM

Our sincere heart felt condolences to the Gracely family during this difficult time !❤️

#12 from: Fred and Margie
Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 3:24 PM

Margie and I worked with Nancy at The Marion City Schools for several years. Our sincere sympathy to Nancy and her family. We are unable to attend calling hours, but we wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you all in our thoughts and prayers.

#13 from: Linda and Steve price
Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Gracely families , you are in our thoughts ,pleasant memories of a nice guy

#14 from: Natalie and Trevor Fremont
New Bloomington, Ohio
Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 5:34 PM

Our deepest sympathy, William was a special man! Many wonderful memories of William, my favorite of course watching for him in his recliner!! Mom and Dad would drive by the house on the way home  from town just so I could see if William was in his chair in that window!! May God be with you all.
Much love and Respect,
Natalie and Trevor Fremont

#15 from: Tim and Amy Trent
Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 6:43 PM

So sorry to hear about Bill. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

#16 from: Cathy Stover
La Rue
Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 7:25 PM

So sorry for your loss I have all of you in my prayers bless you all he was a great man and he will be missed dearly

#17 from: Julie Boblenz (Shortridge)
Cumming, GA
Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 1:03 AM

Dear Nancy, Bob, Lee, Jennie and family,
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Bill.  When I think back to precious childhood memories, they always include your loving family.  I have been so blessed by your  love and friendships.
Praying over each of you, that you find comfort in Gods love and presence through this very difficult time.  Xoxoxo

#18 from: Robert & Rebecca Miller
Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 1:38 AM

Dear Jesse and family - We are saddened to learn of your grandpa’s passing.  Our thoughts are with you. Love, Rob & Becky

#19 from: Brian E. Napper
marion ohio
Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 9:55 AM

Mr. Gracely was a good man. He and Mrs. Gracely raised a great family. May God be with the family.

#20 from: Kathryn A Madden (Imbody)
Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 11:28 AM

My deepest condolences.  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Gracely family. May god keep his loving arms around you all in this very difficult time.

#21 from: Deborah Maskey
Sycamore, Ohio
Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 12:00 PM

🙏🏻With Deepest Sympathy for your loss.  Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you in your time of sorrow.🙏🏻

#22 from: Louise Severns, Gail Decker
LaRue OH
Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 12:24 PM

Nancy and family,
We were very saddened to learn of your loss, Bill will be always be remembered fondly. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.  
Louise, Gail (and family)

#23 from: Joseph Derringer
Bullhead City, AZ.
Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 1:33 PM

My deepest condolences to the entire family.

#24 from: Laura Imbody-Reed
Clarksville, TX
Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 6:52 PM

Nancy, Bob, Lee and Jennie. My deepest condolences to you all. William was a  great man. Job well done William.

#25 from: Mary Howell
Marion, Ohio
Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 11:50 PM

Dear Nancy and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Bill's passing, he was a good man and respected by all who knew him.  Keeping you in prayer and praying God's comforting arms be wrapped around you.
Mary Jividen Howell

#26 from: Gwen Higgins
Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 9:37 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Gracely Family. May your cherished memories bring you comfort and peace. Sending our love to you all.
Brian, Gwen, Wade and Wes Higgins

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