MOUNT VERNON — A funeral service for Grace M. Palat, 92, will be held Wednesday, April 22, at noon at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Brother Philip McMurrin officiating. Burial will follow in Homer Cemetery.
Grace died April 19, 2009, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. She was born May 30, 1916, in Licking County to the late Charles and Olive (Dunlap) Chopson. Grace had a great love for her God. She retired from Homer schools and was an avid bird watcher and gardener.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Nena and Chancey Blair Jr. of Mount Vernon and Beth Perry of Huber Heights; sons and daughter-in-law, David and Barb Palat of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mark Robert Palat of Homer; brothers, Clyde Chopson of Homer and Charles Junior Chopson of Amity; sister, Gladys Jackson of Mount Liberty; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garth, who died Nov. 13, 1992; brother, George Chopson; sisters, Esther Kennedy and Irma Lucille Prince; great-granddaughter.
Friends may Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.