Grace E. Morehouse, 90, St. Joseph, passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care.

She was born Jan. 6, 1929, in Parnell, Missouri.

Grace married Francis Auffert and they were later divorced; he preceded her in death.

She married James Morehouse in April 1978; he also preceded her in death.

Grace was the owner, of Starlight Cafe; in Bedford, Iowa, for two years; and owner, of Country Peddler Craft Business for 25 years.

She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and sewing.

Grace was preceded in death by: her parents, Phillip and Viola (Ross) Messner; son, James Morris Auffert; sisters, Joanne Messner and Valda Jean Kauffman.

Survivors include: her daughter, Joyce Smith (Mike); son, Francis Eugene Auffert (Teresa); daughter-in-law, Laura Auffert; step-sons, Joe Morehouse (Christy), Steve Morehouse; grandchildren, Ryan Auffert, Robyn Munce (Don); several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Farewell Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Interment: Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Missouri.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to American Cancer Society.

Online guest book and obituary at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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