Grace M. Churchill, 80, died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Liberal Good Samaritan Center.

She was born Aug. 12, 1932, to Joseph S. and Goldie V. (Smith) Neil in Colorado Springs, Colo.

She moved to Liberal in 1990 and was a housekeeper at numerous locations.

She is survived by three sons, David Belden, Optima, Okla, Stanley Belden, Clarksville, Ark., and Douglas Belden, Enid, Okla.; three daughters, Rita Belden, Liberal, Brenda Hite, Mineral Miller, Tex., and Freda Belden; one step-son, Kenneth Pelkington, Guymon, Okla.; one step-daughter, Janice Dickson, Salem, Ore.; six grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

• Cremation has taken place. Condolences may be sent to the family via Miller Mortuary at




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