Grace Ilene "Ilene" Vance
May 15, 1936  -  February 24, 2019

Grace Ilene "Ilene" Vance

Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, March 8, 2019
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American Cancer Society

Grace Ilene Vance passed away on February 24, 2019 in Neodesha, Kansas. Cremation has taken place with Potts Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, March 8, 2019 at Potts Chapel at 10:00am. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and can be left with the funeral home.
Grace Ilene Vance was born May 15, 1936. She was the daughter of Frank and Maude (Lawson) Mundy. She graduated from Independence High School. On September 19, 1953 she married Jackie Vance at the Chapel of Praise Church. Jackie passed away on October 17, 2010. Together they had one son, Mark Vance and one daughter Brenda Vannoster. Ilene had worked as a Tupperware dealer, Automotive Controls, Montgomery County Court House, Union Gas, and Mid-American Federal Savings and Loans
Ilene enjoyed arts and crafts, decorating her house for the holidays, plants and creating personalized Christmas ornaments. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Soriety.
Those preceding her in death were her parents, husband Jackie, daughter Brenda, sisters; Jackie Vineyard and Viola Gillman.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son Mark, brother Gary Mundy and sister Karen Wolf, 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
You may leave online condolences to the family at www.


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  1. Bobby Hise
    independence, KS

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. I remember growing up at Chapel Of Praise with her being a positive role in my upbringing.

  2. Susan Marchant
    Independence, KS

    She was always smiling and could make a normal day a very good one luved seeing her at the bank and went to school with her daughter prayers to Mark and family

  3. Jeri Brewster Coldwell
    Wichita, KS

    Mark, David and I send you our love and prayers! Your mom was so very sweet to both of our families. Mrs. Vance was so much fun in our Girl Scout adventures. Your dad, Brenda and now your mom are sorely missed.

  4. Kay Naff
    Independence, KS

    I am sorry to hear of Mrs. Vance passing. She was a sweetheart.

  5. Kemisha Bateast
    Coffeyville, KS

    She was a swweetttt lady and will be missed im glad i got the time to spend and care for you my condolences are with her family at this time

  6. Debbie Sandusky Heberlein
    Villa Ridge, MO

    Mark, so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I was just thinking about her a few days ago, wondering how she was doing. She was a special lady. She had reached out to me after my mom passed which was so nice. Prayers for your family.

  7. Peggy Norton
    Cherryvale, KS

    I haven't seen Ilene in a long time, she was a wonderful lady . Sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers to her family

  8. Melvins & Jody Aiken
    Elk City, KS

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayer for your family.

  9. Crystal dixon
    Coffeyville, KS

    I sure am going to miss u Ilene ! Does not seem real ! I really enjoyed our talks and taking care of you ! You will never be forgotten ! Fly high

  10. Debbie Mavers
    Independence, KS

    Such a sweet lady! So sorry for your loss!

  11. Lori Hadel
    Independence, KS

    Ilene was such a beautiful, bright light in this world. I am sure she was greeted with a BIG "Well done"! She will be greatly missed. I take comdort knowing she is walking (maybe even running) with loved ones and God in heaven. Rest in peace, dear one.

  12. Carole Laughlin
    Independence,, KS

    Prayer for the family...Ilene was a good friend & co worker...will be missed by many :'(

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