Grace Audrey Mizer

‒ July 26, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Grace Mizer went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, July 26, 2015 in Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.

She was born in Loudonville to parents Kern & Pearl (Cline) Morris and was graduated from Loudonville High School with the class of 1941. On July 18, 1942, she married Frank Mizer and they shared 76 years of marriage until he passed away in 2000.

As a teenager, Grace was a real-life Rosie the Riveter. While her husband was fighting as a member of the US Navy, she was riveting 41-series dive bomber airplanes with the Curtis Aircraft Company. She later worked at Mansfield Tire & Rubber as a secretary for over 30 years until her retirement. She went on to serve coffee at the McDonald’s on Hanley Road near I-71 simply because she enjoyed being around people.

Grace was a member of First Alliance Church in Mansfield, was a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star (Bellville Chapter #291), and was active with the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Mansfield. To keep her mind sharp, Grace enjoyed a crossword puzzle every morning. Her friends and family will remember her as a hardworking, determined woman who lived up to her name: her spirit was gracious and soft-hearted.

She is survived by three nephews and their wives: Mark & Kate Derrenberger, Mike & Vicki Derrenberger, and Charles & Kathy Hartzler.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Morris, and a sister Janet Derrenberger.

She will be interred in Mansfield Memorial Park next to her husband and although no public service will be held, her family encourages you to cherish her memory as you remember Grace in your own special way.

Contributions in her memory may be sent to Ronald McDonald House Charities, 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Grace’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Grace was a wonderful lady. I’m glad I was able to share her friendship in White Shrine. Sadly missed, but forever in our hearts!