A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held for Gratia W. Derrick, 85, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Marshall.
Formerly of St. Louis and New York City, she lived in Marshall from 2000 to 2005. She was born in St. Louis on Jan. 26, 1922, the daughter of Charles Emil Spahn and Anna Christina Ingebore Hansen, and died at home on Feb. 15, 2007 in New York City. She lived a full life as a concert and grand opera singer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Trinity Episcopal Church, the Fitzgibbon Hospital Cancer Center fund, or the National Kidney Foundation. Friends are invited to the church undercroft following the service for a celebration of her life.
She is survived by three daughters, Disa Christina Farris of Marshall, Carla Gratia Darmanin and Erica Helena Derrick of New York City, N.Y.; and three grandsons.