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Francis Irene Gracey, age 87, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at Alpine Fireside Nursing Home, Rockford.

Francis was born on February 8, 1930 in Lisbon, Iowa the daughter of Karl and Ethel Ann (Powdell) Miller. She married James Gracey on September 7, 1977 in Huntsville, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1993. Francis was a homemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda (David) Bond of Poplar Grove, Joyce Van Horn of Morrison and Mary Madonia of Houston, Texas; one son, Clifford (Kim) Hansen of Sterling; one step-son, Harold (Isabela) Hansen of Sterling; two sisters, Colleen Sullivan of Worland, Wyo. and Joan Miller of Des Moines, Iowa; five brothers, Frank Miller of Korea, Douglas Miller, Winston Miller both of Basin, Wyo., Tommy Miller and John Miller both of Montana; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four sisters, Florence Miller, Ruth Miller, Martha Miller and Helen Larkey; one brother, Charles Miller.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 10 – 11:00 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.

A memorial has been established to Hospice Care of America in Rockford.

Francis's family would like to extend a special thanks to Alpine Fireside Nursing Home and Hospice Care of America both in Rockford.