Harley Glendon Grace


BETTENDORF — Harley Glendon Grace passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at the Clarissa Cook Hospice Home, Bettendorf. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the mortuary. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Riceville, Illinois, on Saturday, Jan. 21. Online condolences may be expressed at rungemortuary.com.

He was born April 23, 1921, on the homestead farm near Riceville, to Roy B. Grace and Laura M (Funte) Grace. He graduated from Riceville High School and immediately joined the Army Air Corps. While serving his country he earned his bachelor of science degree from University of Maryland. Harley retired as an U.S. Air Force captain in 1961 and began working for the Federal Civil Service in Rome, New York, and the Rock Island Arsenal. After retiring from civil service in 1979, he and his wife, Phyllis, moved to Florida.

Harley was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hudson, Florida, the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the American Legion, Masonic Lodge and Order of the Easter Star, the Scottish Rite, the VFW, and the Moose and served in local, district and state offices for the Benevolent Order of the Elks.

Harley is survived by his daughter, Patti (Joe) Vaccaro; son, Jon (Heidi) Grace, all of Bettendorf; grandchildren, Joe (Meghan) Vaccaro, Kansas City, Missouri, Gina (Kaba) Kayembe, Waukee, Iowa, Drew, Tyler and Emmalee Grace, Bettendorf; three great-grandchildren, Sophia and Lucas Vaccaro and Jackson Kayembe; wife, Phyllis M Grace, St. Petersburgh Florida; her daughters, Tami Taylor and Shari Dorsey; their children Aubrey, Austin, Sallie and Samuel; sister-in-law, Virginia Grace and special nieces and nephews.

Harley was preceded in death by his parents; three children; Steven, Michel and Marcia Grace; brother, Earl Grace; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth (Duane) Locke.

The family would like to thank the amazing staff at the Clarissa Cook Hospice Home and request donations be made to Clarissa Cook Hospice Home in lieu of flowers.

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