Angels carried Kate M. Grant, 93, to heaven on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, from the Grace Living Center in Brookwood.
She was born into the family of William and Clara Brown Weeks on Sept. 11, 1924, in Indianola. Kate married the love of her life, Melvin Grant, on Nov. 26, 1941, in Scipio. Together, they had five children, Laquetta Grant and Edgar H. Brummett (deceased), of Sautée, Georgia, Gary and Rosetta Lair Grant, of Lake Kiowa, Texas, Dwight Grant (deceased), Ted and Sally Brown Grant, of Crossville, Tennessee, and Michael and Angela Hughes Grant, of Midwest City. They had 12 grandchildren (one deceased) and 18 great-grandchildren.
During World War II, Kate worked in the shipyards in Pittsburg, California, as a welder, while her United States Marine husband fought overseas. As a Rosie the Riveter, Kate often related that she was building a ship in which to bring her husband back home.
Kate proudly served for 10 years as the president of the local chapter of Rosie the Riveters in Moore.
Kate and her husband, the Reverend Melvin Grant, were both actively involved in the ministry for 58 years, pastoring and evangelizing for the Church of God, not only in the U.S., but overseas. The Rev. Grant passed away in 2008 in Moore.
The family gives a special thanks to the staff of Grace Living Center for their wonderful care of our loved one. Proverbs 31:30 says, "Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised."
The family invites you to join them in celebration of Kate's life. Visitation will be held today, Dec. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Vondel L. Smith Mortuary, 6934 South Western, Oklahoma City.
Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Vondel L. Smith South Colonial Chapel with the Reverend James Jones, pastor of Southern Hills Church of God, officiating. Interment will follow at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Ulan Cemetary. Friends may leave condolences for the family at vondelsmithmortuary.com
Published on December 8, 2017