Grace Franklin Rudd

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Grace Franklin Rudd

September 06, 1933 - March 02, 2019

Grace Franklin Rudd Grace Franklin Rudd, 85, of Page, WV passed away March 2, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV.
She was born September 6, 1933 to the late John Franklin and Beatrice Eads Franklin Jacobowski.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents, husband Delbert Rudd, ex-husband Jimmy Butler, and special friend Leonard Freeman.
She is survived by children Pamela Butler Sharp Hardin, James Rhett Butler and Tammy Butler Mitchum, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Grace will also be missed by siblings Galen Franklin (Barbara), Sue Franklin Jenkins, Judy Franklin Addis (Pete), Donna Kay Franklin Turner, Charles "Jake" Jacobowski Jr. (Brenda), Annette Jacobowski Foster (Mike) and several nieces and nephews.
Grace was a veteran who served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Moose International and Women of the Moose, Beckley Chapter #822.
Services will be 2:00 pm, Monday March 4, 2019 at High Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Bowers Hospice House, P. O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.
Published on March 2, 2019
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Donna Godfrey Williamson
Mar 03, 2019
To Pam, Rhett and Tammy and family,

To my dearest family, somethings I'd like to say. But first of all, to let you know, I arrived okay, I am writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above. Here, there are no more tears of sadness; here just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I am out of sight.remember I am with you morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my time on earth was through. God picked me up and hugged me and said 'I welcome you."
It;s good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.As for your dearest family, They'll be here later on. I need you here badly you're part of my plan. There's so much we have to do to help our
... mortal man. "God gave me a list of things he wished me to do and foremost on the list was to watch and care for you. When you lie in bed at night the day's chores are put to flight. God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night. When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years. Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers unless there was some rain. I wish I could tell you all God has planned. If I were to tell you, you would not understand, but one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over. I'm closer to you now than I ever was before. There are many rocky roads ahead of you: and many hills to climb but together we can do it by taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too: that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you. If you can help someone who is in sorrow and pain: then you can say to God at night "My day was not in vain" and now I am contented that my life was worthwhile. Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
So if you meet someone who is sad and feeling low: just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.When you are walking down the street and have me on your mind: I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind and when it's time for you to go from that body to be free. Remember that you are not going you are coming here to me.
Poem by Ruth Ann McHaffey
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