Grace-Marie Hackwell

August 26, 1940 ‒ May 26, 2019

Gambier, Ohio

Grace-Marie Hackwell, age 78, of Gambier, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Brookdale Assisted Living.  She was born in Palmdale, California, to the late Walter and Mergie Moore on August 26, 1940.

After graduating high School in Downey, California, she met her loving husband, Earl Hackwell who was in the Navy.  She was very active with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.   Grace-Marie was a Homemaker and raised her 4 children.

Grace-Marie was a Civil War expert and traveled the country speaking on Genealogy.  She was a member of the Ohio Genealogy Society and made many friends in the process.  Before her and her family moved to Ohio, Grace-Marie was the President of the Crafts Fair for over 20 years in California.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Earl Hackwell; children, Diana (Ronald) Pike, Debra (John) Biesner, Douglas (Jessica) Hackwell, Matthew (Brandi) Hackwell; special friend, Angie Reyes; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mergie (Ron) Rizzo, Linda (Bobby) Clark, sister-in-law, Alice Jean (Walter) DeLashmutt; several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio; 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215 or Kindred Hospice; 112 Harcourt Road, Suite 3, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050.

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  • Our condolences go out to your family. May you receive peace, comfort, and fortitude at this time of loss from our loving Heavenly Father.

    With love from the Stalnaker family.

  • I am so sorry to learn of Grace-Marie’s passing. I met her way too late in life, when she contacted me through a friend and announced we were distance cousins, sharing the “Hoagland” name. She shared our family genealogy with me and made me feel so special. I would be honored to attend her services, if you would permit. My sincerest sympathies for your loss. Susan Hoagland-Dusthimer (740-504-7323)

  • Was sorry to hear of Grace’s passing, We will miss delivering books to her.
    Sincerely The Outreach Department , Public Library of Mount Vernon And Knox Co.