The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 30, 2014

Grace Bachmann

JOPLIN, Mo. — Grace Anne Bachmann, 80, Joplin, went to be with her husband, Kedric, and son, John "Jussi", on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

Grace was born July 7, 1933, in Vallejo, Calif., to the late Curtis Beach and Lena Sherman Beach. She lived in Joplin the last 10 years, moving from California.

Grace was a supervising clerk of the juvenile court in Riverside, California, for 25 years, retiring in 1991. She also taught at a Christian school in Riverside for 10 years.

Grace was a faithful member of Faith Tabernacle Church, Joplin.

She married Kedric Bachmann on Oct. 25, 1968, in Riverside. He preceded her in death on March 31, 2012.

She was also preceded in death by her son, John.

Survivors include two daughters, Anne Brown and her husband, Rich, Joplin, and Susan McDonald and her husband, Virgil, Crane, Mo.; two stepchildren, Sarah Kirby and husband, Joseph, Stafford, Va., and Paul Bachmann and wife, Jennifer, Linthicum Heights, Md.; her former husband, Lauri Kuoppamaki, Riverside; seven grandchildren, John Wesley McDonald and wife, Tina, Katie Fulp and husband, Jim, Meghan McDonald, Erik Brown, Brett Brown and fiancee, Amy Owen, Ethan McDonald and Evan McDonald; and three great-grandchildren, Keller, Jaxon and Kaelie.

Memorial services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Tabernacle, 820 North Schifferdecker Avenue. Pastor Twyla Johnson will officiate. The family will receive friends following the services at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Online condolences may be made at

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