Grace A. Wills 67 of Altamont, IL, passed away at 12:30 PM Wednesday May 19, 2010 in Lutheran Care Center in Altamont IL.

Grace was born July 15, 1942 in Brighton, IA the daughter of William and Helen Duttlinger Pepper.

Grace graduated from of Richland Independent High School in Richland, IA and then received B.S. degree in education from Northeastern Missouri State College in Kirksville, MO.She taught grade school in Missouri and was in the St. Charles, MO area for twenty years. Later, while in Washington, IA, Grace took training to become a licensed CNA.She was a member of the First Christian Church of Cowden.

She married Larry Donald Wills on July 22, 1990 in the First Christian Church in Cowden, and he survives.Also surviving are a step-son Larry Wills and wife Tonia of Decatur, IL; two step granddaughters; sisters: Ethel Hendrickson and husband Don of Washington, IA and Carolyn Wood and husband Richard of Lubbock, TX; brothers: John W. Pepper and wife Betty of Cedar Rapids, IA, Richard Pepper of Brighton, IA and Robert Pepper and wife Joanie of Tullahoma, TN; fourteen nieces and nephews; twenty-five great nieces and nephews; three great great nieces and nephews;

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters-in-law Joyce Pepper and Rozelie Pepper, brother-in-law Gilbert Cavin and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday May 23, 2010 in the First Christian Church at Cowden. Pastor Tim Boyd and Pastor Darrell Hinkle will officiate.Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday in the Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City.Burial will be in Bob Doane Cemetery, at Beecher City.On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneral home.com