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VIRGINIA &Quot;GINNY&Quot; KELLY GRADY
Virginia "Ginny" Kelly Grady, 96, of Iowa City passed away peacefully at The Bird House on Feb. 25, 2021. She was surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church of Iowa City on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Sia officiating. Friends may view the Funeral Mass by way of a Zoom link located on Ginny's obit page at www.lensingfuneral.com, under the Tribute Wall. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. COVID precautions will be in place for the funeral mass and burial. There will be no visitation.
Virginia was born Oct. 9, 1924, the daughter of Marcella and Jack Kelly and sister to Jackie and Pat. She married Jack Grady June 21, 1947, at St. Pat's Church. Virginia raised four children and loved life. She and Jack were regular attendees, dancing the night away at the Elks Club on Saturday night. She enjoyed golf, tennis, walking with her friends on Linder Road every morning, and bridge with the gals. She was so talented with her knitting, needle point and other hand work. In her 70s, she was so happy to learn to paint and created many lovely pieces. She and Jack loved to travel, visiting many European countries. She especially loved the trip to Ireland with her sisters and their husbands. After having located the original Grady house, they were invited in for lunch, consisting of boiled potatoes and whiskey. She and Jack also traveled in their converted van to the northwest United States and many other locations.
Virginia is survived by her children, Pat (Margo) Grady, Kathy (Ed) Saehler, both of Iowa City, Jim (Leslie) Grady of Bloomfield, Colo., and Tim (Mila) Grady of Iowa City. Virginia was so proud to be the grandmother of 11 - Tim Saehler, Shannon (Nile) Hicks, Jenny (Andrew) Paul, Dan (Allie) Grady, Joe Grady, Erin Grady, Alison Grady, Peter Grady, Claire (Dan) Hottinger, Ben Grady and Maria Grady. Her five great-grandchildren were just "frosting on the cake" - Grady Hicks, Quinn Hicks, Jackson Grady, Jayden Paul and Georgia Hottinger. She is also survived by her sister, Pat Moore, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Roger Wotkyns; and brother-in-law, Mick Moore.
The family would like to express our gratitude to the wonderful people at The Bird House. They are angels.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Bird House - Hospice Home of Johnson County, P.0. Box 3338, Iowa City, IA 52244, St. Patrick's Church and Iowa City Hospice.
We love you, Mom. May you rest in eternal peace.
Online condolences may be made at www.lensingfuneral.com