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Myrtle Grace Danks

Myrtle Grace Danks, 89, of Park Rapids, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.

She was born Sept. 16, 1919 in rural Park Rapids to Henry and Iona (Whitcomb) Brissett. She attended Park Rapids School. She married James Alfred Danks. She worked many years at Heritage Living Center in housekeeping.

She is survived by her children: Clayton (Violet), Larry (Bonnie), Robert (Linda), Bruce, Janice (Dan) Shell, Maxine Ellis, Roxanne and Vivian; 34 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters; two sons; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; and her brothers and sisters.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at Cease Family Funeral Chapel in Park Rapids. Pastor Fred Brown will be the officiant. Special musical selections will be "Amazing Grace" and "The Old Rugged Cross." A family memorial service will also be held on Memorial Day Weekend 2009 .