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Mary L. Grise, 83, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond, following a long very painful illness that had resulted in paralysis of both legs.
She was born August 3, 1933, on High Reeves Road in Madison County to the late James Franklin and Goldie (Poynter) Luster. She attended Union City and Doylesville Schools, as well as, Casey County, Kentucky. Mary was the owner and operator of her restaurant, "Mary's Restaurant" on Big Hill Avenue in Richmond, and she was a cashier at the United Department Store, owned by Mayor Ed Waymon.
In June, 1971, Mary was married to William P. Grise, M.D., who interned and took surgery training at Good Samaritan Hospital, and she managed their office until she and Dr. Grise retired in March, 1994. Mary and Dr. Grise were members and attended Shiloh Ministries near Clays Ferry.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, William, James, John, Cecil, Luther, Coleman "Buck", Russell and an infant, Alexander, as well as, two sisters, Annie Laura and Flossie.
In addition to her husband, Dr. Grise, she is survived by three children, Connie Diane Miles, of Trapp, KY, a nurse in Winchester, KY, James Robert Wall, of Alexandria, VA, who is retired from government service in the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), and Dwayne Gregory Wall, of Richmond, KY, who is a computer repairs technician.
Her only survivors are her three children and Dr. Grise.
Service for Mary will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Harry Revel officiating.  Burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Roy Quinn, Bro. Harry Revel, Don Jaynes, Garnett Parke, Billy Luxon, Jo Luxon, Frank Kourt, and Ann Kourt.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Salvation Army.
To express condolences, please visit www.orpfh.com.
Published on June 22, 2017
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