Grace A. Kittoe

Born: 01/01/1954 Passed:

Grace A. Kittoe, of Washington Twp, passed away in the afternoon Thursday, October 6, 2022, peacefully at her home after an extended illness.   Grace loved life, her family, friends, pets, and enjoyed creating fabric arts and traveling. She was born January 1, 1954, in Brilliant, Ohio, to Robert Leslie Wise and Grace Loucetta (Pitzer) Wise and has resided in Washington Twp her married life.

Grace was a 1971 graduate of Perry (Canton) High School, received her RN upon graduating from Aultman School of Nursing, earned a BA of Science from Walsh College and Masters of Education from Kent State University. In 2013, Grace retired after 30 years from the Practical Nurse Program of Canton City Schools, where she had served as administrator and instructor.  She had also worked as an operating room nurse at Aultman Hospital and performed nursing at Massillon City Hospital, Doctors Hospital and was the school nurse at Walsh College.

She was a longtime active member of the Canton Fiber Arts Guild.   She enjoyed creating lovely articles with spinning, weaving, crocheting and lace making.  You would find her frequently at art demonstrations with the Guild discussing their crafts at numerous public events.

A special thank you to Alliance Aultman Hospice.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years Robert M. Kittoe, Jr., daughter, Amanda (Will) Kittoe-Johnson, brother, Richard (Linda), sister-in-law, Elaine (Robert) Umlauf, brother-in-law, Mark (Faith) Kittoe.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Grace Wise., son, Robert M. Kittoe III and brother, Robert Wise.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service held Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:00pm at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.


8 Tributes to Grace A. Kittoe

  1. Carol Wilson says:

    I am so sorry to here about Graces passing. God be with Bob and her family. My heartfelt prayers for your family. Grace was a beautiful kind person.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you very much Carol. Blessings, Bob.

    • Debi Wolfe says:

      I was so sad when I received the news that Grace had passed. She was there from the beginning of my journey into the nursing field as one of my instructors at the Canton City Practical Nurse Program. And then hired me almost 15 years later to work as one of her instructors while she was the coordinator of the same program… and I’m sure I was probably a handful during both if she was writing this. And there are tons of good memories to last a lifetime. Prayers go out to the family for your loss

      • Nancy (Gabel) Ackley says:

        Grace was a classmate at Aultman Hospital School of Nursing. She was always so kind. I am sorry for your loss

  2. Krystal Reilly says:

    I am so saddened to hear about her passing. She was an incredible educator. I had the pleasure of getting to know her when she was the program director for canton city schools lpn program. She made such an impact on so many students..My condolences to the family.

    • Doris Cochran Brown says:

      Dear Mark & Faith: so sorry to hear of your loss. Faith, I would like to talk to you if you could contact me. You could message me on Facebook at Doris Cochran Brown. Thank you

  3. Malone University says:

    Lifting up the Kittoe family as you celebrate Grace’s life and legacy

    • mary ellen rohr says:

      Grace was one of the nicest people I know . We joined fiber guild at the same time. She was a day younger than me .I don’t think I ever heard her say a negative word about anyone. I missed the announcement about your service or I’d have been there, the world is a sadder place for her leaving. . I’m really sorry for your loss,

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