Grace Marie Wake

Grace Marie Wake, 76, of Leavenworth, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, surrounded by her family, at Providence Medical Center. She was born Oct. 16th, 1941, in Atchison, Kan., to Kenneth and Beatrice (Gorman) Wallingford.

Grace Wake

On April 4, 1964, Grace married Leonard F. Wake Sr., in Nortonville, Kan. He survives at the home. She is also survived by three daughters, Beatrice Wake (Gary Hanson) of Leavenworth, Karen Bottary (Michael) of Leavenworth, Janet Baker (Stephen) of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Leonard Wake Jr. of Miramar, Fla.; two brothers, Gorman and Kenneth Wallingford; and five grandchildren, Derek, Kenny, Mason, Lauren and Michael.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In life Grace was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and devout Christian. She was also a Registered Nurse, working at St John Hospital for many years before being diagnosed with MS, after which she was very active in her faith at Harvest Church in Kansas City, Mo. and then at Faith Christian Center International in Leavenworth.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home (4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth, Kan.) A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Faith Christian Center International (616 Grand Ave., Leavenworth, Kan.) Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.