Grace Martinez

Grace Martinez, 72, of rural Mt. Vernon, passed from this life to her Heavenly home on Friday, March 29.  

Grace was born on Nov. 21, 1951 in El Paso, Texas, daughter of the late Heriberto Cirlos and Victoria (Alaniz) Cirlos.  

She married Juan Angel Martinez on December 31, 1971 in Los Angeles. He preceded her in death on July 4, 2023. Also preceding her in death was her step-father and one brother.  

Grace is survived by her two daughters; two sons; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; as well as a host of extended family and friends.  

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at the Freedom Christian Fellowship Church in Sarcoxie with Reverend Moses Martinez officiating.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.