Grace owned and operated the Lil’ Bit of Country Furniture store in Osage Beach for 10 years, she was a member of Elks Lodge 2517 in Osage Beach, she loved shopping, boating and watching Nascar racing, but she dearly loved spending time with her family.

Grace L. Ralston, age 76, of Osage Beach passed away at Lake Regional Health System on Wednesday November 8.

Grace was born September 30, 1941, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harold and Lucille (Nicholson) Gahart. She was united in marriage to Billy W. Ralston on April 26, 1964 Shields, Illinois.

Grace owned and operated the Lil’ Bit of Country Furniture store in Osage Beach for 10 years, she was a member of Elks Lodge 2517 in Osage Beach, she loved shopping, boating and watching Nascar racing, but she dearly loved spending time with her family.

Grace is survived by her husband of 53 years, Billy; son Mike Ralston and wife Eileen of Cape Coral, Florida; two brothers: Ronald Gahart and wife Kathy; and Dennis Gahart and wife Kay all of Libertyville, Illinois; two sisters: Arlene Alvin, of Green Lake, Wisconsin; and LuAnne Kinney and husband (Ron), of Apollo Beach, Florida; three grandchildren: Carey Ralston, Jennifer Ralston and Molly Ralston; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Harold and Lucille Gahart and two brothers; Charlie and Carl Gahart.

Celebration of Life Services will be held on Sunday, November 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge 5161 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach, Missouri. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Memorials may be given to Dewey’s Toys for Kids.

Expressions of Sympathy may be placed online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home Osage Beach.