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Obituary for Jane Grady

Mary Jane McDonald Grady, age 63, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2023, at her home in Sondheimer, Louisiana. She was born on October 13, 1959, in Delhi, Louisiana, the daughter of David and Nola McDonald.

Jane was raised in Tallulah, Louisiana, and graduated from Tallulah High School. She attended Louisiana Tech University. She married Henry Grady, and they made their home in Sondheimer. Jane and Henry were farmers. She worked in the field beside Henry doing anything that needed to be done. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. Jane and Henry loved taking their family to their camp in Arkansas. She would always talk about how beautiful it was, especially in the fall when the leaves were changing colors.

Jane was preceded in death by her father, David McDonald, special aunt, Audrice “Mac” Crawford, and brother, David McDonald, Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, John Henry Grady; son and daughter-in-law, John and Christina Grady; and son and daughter-in-law, Steven Grady and Jessica Fritts; three grandchildren, Blakely, Scarlett, and Luke; mother, Nola McDonald; one brother, James “Bodie” McDonald; one sister, Judy McKnight; and many other loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

A visitation will be held for Mary Jane Grady Monday, February 13, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at Sandhill Cemetery in Auvergne, Arkansas, under the direction of Jackson’s Funeral Home in Newport, Arkansas.
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