Brian G. Grace, 69, formerly of Wichita, Kansas, passed away on October 20th, 2012 in De Soto, Kansas.
Brian was born December 26, 1942 in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of Bernard and Theola (Guiles) Grace. He was Bernard and Theola’s only child and he grew up and attended high school in Lawrence. Brian received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kansas and practiced law for nearly 40 years in Wichita, Kansas. Throughout his life Brian frequently returned to Lawrence to support the university (particularly during basketball season).
Brian is survived by his three children: Kevin Grace and his wife Karen of Seattle, WA; Jeff Grace and his wife Allison of Wichita, KS; Brady Grace and his wife Jennifer of Shawnee, KS; five grandchildren: Hunter, Katherine, Morgan, Jack, and Elliott; and his former wife Diane Lachenmeyer of Wichita, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family asks that memorials in his name be sent to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 West 13th, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Graveside services for Brian will be held in Lawrence. Please contact a family member for details.
I heard today that Brian had passed. I worked for Brian for a little over ten years. One of the most generous, kind-hearted people I had the pleasure of getting to know. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him well.
I am very sorry for your loss. Brian will be missed. He loved his family, and would want them to be comforted in their time of need. Scriptures like Psalms 55:22 and 46:1 tell us that God wants us to throw our burdens upon Him and He will be there for us in our times of distress. He has also given us a beautiful promise for the future found at Revelation 21:3,4. Your family has my deepest condolences.
Will miss you Brian
Brian and his family have a special place in our hearts and memories. He will certainly be missed. Our condolences and sympathies go out to those who survive Brian. Respectfully, Larry and Linda
My deepest condolences over your loss. May the sadness which you experience now be comforted by your cherished memories. During this time of sorrow God can be a source of great comfort. His Word the Bible gives us a real hope for the future. Soon God (Psalms 83:18) will wipe away all tears from our eyes. Sorrow and pain will be no more; when all those in the memorial tombs will hear the voice of God’s Son and come to life. John 5:28; Revelation 21: 3, 4; Matthew 5:5. It will be a day of great rejoicing when our loved ones are resurrected and we are able to embrace them again; this time never having to say goodbye. May you take comfort in God’s promise of a future life in paradise. Loving thoughts and prayers of peace are with you.