Grace Hites, 96, of Findlay, passed away peacefully Monday, February 5, 2018 at Birchaven Village. She was born on May 23, 1921 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Hebern and Mintie (Rice) Fitzpatrick. On November 9, 1945, Grace married her love, Cecil E. Hites, who preceded her in death on December 5, 1990.
Grace and her husband were the owners of Hites Market Grocery in Springfield. She was later employed by Ohio Department of Rehabilitation for the blind. Grace was a member of Gateway Church and First Christian Church in Springfield.
Grace greatly loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and faithfully served Him throughout her life. Each of her family members held a very special place in her heart and brought much happiness to her. She also enjoyed time with her friends, caring for others, and her cat.
Grace is survived by her daughter, Janice L. (Terry) Boblitt; two grandchildren, Randall W. Boblitt of Troy, OH and Kevin L. Boblitt of Huber Heights, OH; and three great-grandchildren, Sienna R. Boblitt of Troy, OH, Hannah S. Boblitt of Huber Heights, OH and Samuel A. Boblitt of Huber Heights, OH. She is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Charlotte Boblitt of Troy, OH and Elizabeth Boblitt of Huber Heights, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Grace was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Spears; and granddaughter, Shari L. Boblitt.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Bridge Hospice and Birchaven nursing staff and employees for extraordinary care at the facility.
Friends and family may visit on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. in the funeral home at the conclusion of visitation with Pastor Ben Borsay officiating. Interment will take place in Springfield. Memorial contributions in Grace’s name may be made to Gateway Church, 9555 CR 9, Findlay, Ohio 45840 or The Gideons International, 1400 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830.