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Grace Dethrow Gamet

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Born 1-21-1903 -- Died 5-17-2004

Grace Dethrow Gamet was born Jan. 21, 1903, and died May 17, 2004 at the age of 101.

On the occasion of her celebration of 100 years of life, and article appeared in this newspaper. The family deeply appreciated the article and pictures published. That was over a year ago. It is sadly that they report the death of this Missouri pioneer who died in her sleep on May 17, in Glendale, Calif., of complications of old age.

She had turned 101 on January 21, of this year.

She leaves as survivors three children; six grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Marie Dethrow Conner, and many other relatives.

She was daughter of Eli Dave Dethrow and Dallas (Arnold) Dethrow and was born in the Piney Woods.

The funeral was held at the Rose Hills Cemetery's Memorial Chapel in Whittier, Calif., with the Rev. Richard Walker of Claremont Baptist Church, officiating.

A highlight of her life was the gift of a Proclamation testifying to the accomplishments of her long life from the Missouri State Assembly, courtesy of her kinsman Assembly-man Mike Dethrow on the occasion of her Centennial. Up to the last few weeks of her life, she read the South Missourian and enjoyed it thoroughly.