Grace Agler


HICKSVILLE -- Grace V. Agler, 97, Hicksville, died Monday, December 17, 2012, at Parkview Nursing Center, Edgerton, Ohio.

She was born on July 12, 1915, in Mark Center, Ohio, the daughter of the late George and Maude (Graves) Gecowets. She was a 1933 graduate of Rockford High School, Rockford, Ohio. On December 22, 1933, she was united in marriage with Kermit Agler. He died on April 3, 1985. Grace was a beautician and owned Gracious Beauty Shop. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hicksville, All Together Club, Garden Club and Grange, and a charter member of Hicksville Historical Society.

Grace is survived by a daughter, Louise (Phil) Griffith of Springfield, Ohio; two grandchildren, Krista Arbuckle and Derek Griffith; three great-grandchildren, Caitlin Arbuckle, Kelsey Arbuckle and Jon Griffith.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Richard Gecowets and Jerrold Gecowets.

Funeral services for Grace will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, with one hour visitation prior to the service. Visitation will also be Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Pastor James Paulson will officiate. Burial will be in Six Corners Cemetery, Hicksville.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Hicksville Historical Society. Online condolences may be shared at

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