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Grace Hyde

Grace Hyde

September 17, 1920     ~     May 1, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Grace Vincent Hyde announces her passing after a long decline on May 1, 2018, at the age of 97. Grace was born in Brownsville, Kentucky on September 17, 1920, the only child of Grace Reed and Roscoe Vincent. After graduating from Brownsville High School in 1938 and from the Western Business School in 1940, she moved to Washington, D.C., with her uncle, Congressman Beverly M. Vincent and his wife Stella, where she worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Grace married Gillie T. Hyde in 1946 and soon after moved to Glasgow where Gillie became co-owner, and eventually sole owner, of Gillie Hyde Ford-Lincoln-Mercury. Grace and Gillie were married 37 years before his death in 1983.

Grace was very active in her church, Glasgow Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years, worked in Vacation Bible School, and was on numerous committees. She was also an active member of the Glasgow Garden Club, where she held many positions of leadership.

Grace’s favorite hobby was golf. She played every Tuesday, Ladies’ Day, at the Glasgow Country Club. She worked hard at her game, but improvement was difficult to come by; however, she had great fun being on the course with her friends.

As a young girl, Grace did not have the opportunity to attend college. So, well after her children were grown, she decided to attend classes offered by Western Kentucky University. Being very persistent, after several years she finally earned her bachelor degree from Western at the age of 82. She was the oldest graduate in the history of the university.

Grace is survived by her three children, Beverly Olmstead (married to Jay Olmstead), Michael Hyde (married to Anne Altman Hyde), and Martha Crosby (widow of John Crosby); six grandchildren: Robert Olmstead (Josephine), Reed Olmstead (Rebecca), Jonathan Hyde (Leeann), Emily Daughdrill (David), Marilee Gore (Jacob), and Eliza Drake Crosby; and 14 great-grandchildren. The family would like to express its gratitude to the ladies who gave themselves so unselfishly to care for Grace during her final months.

Arrangements for Grace Hyde will be visitation on Sunday, May 6th from 2:00 to 7:00 pm at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home, 801 North Race Street, Glasgow, KY 42141. The funeral service for Grace will be held Monday, May 7th, at 11 o’clock at Glasgow Baptist Church, South Green Street, with Wes Marion officiating, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in memory of Grace be made to the Calvernia Willis Vincent Scholarship Fund, c/o College Heights Foundation, 1906 College Heights Boulevard, #41016, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Guest Register

14 Entries for Grace Hyde

  1. Jim Hyde says:

    Aunt Grace was a great friend to my mother, Irene Hyde. She stepped in when our mother passed away and gave much motherly advice over the years. We loved her and will miss her. I know where she is and we will see her again.

  2. Emogene Settle says:

    Hyde Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Grace was a wonderful person. I will keep everyone in my prayers.

    Mrs. Emogene Settle

  3. Becky Hyde Poynter says:

    Aunt Grace was an amazing lady. When my first husband passed away, I looked up to Aunt Grace along with my mother, Irene Hyde, as my heros. She was always helpful with advice, and most importantly, she always had a kind word and a prayer. I loved being one of her care givers when she required our services. Proud to say she was my Aunt. Aunt Grace I love you with all my heart. I will miss you.

  4. Bruce and Peggy Edwards says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with the Hyde family. She will be missed very much here on earth, but will be forever rejoicing in Heaven. She was a very kind and funny lady that I enjoyed sitting with.

  5. Robin Frazier says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. I had several college classes with Mrs. Grace and loved talking with her. She will be missed, but she is truly better off than we are now. May God comfort all of you.

  6. Melissa Offutt says:

    Sincere condolences to the Hyde family for the passing of Grace.

  7. Sandi Gorin says:

    I am praying for all of Grace’s family. I admired her so much; she was such a blessing at church – always a ready smile or a word of encouragement. She was surely a woman after God’s own heart.

    We will miss Grace dearly.

  8. J r Houchens says:

    Mike and family, I’m sorry for your loss.

  9. Carroll Hatcher says:

    I am saddened to find out about Grace’s passing but agree with a previous comment that she is now better off with our Savior. Grace was a great friend to my mother, Tressie Hatcher, as was the entire family to my family.

    May God’s grace be sufficient for the family during this time of your loss.

  10. Ernest & Donita Runyon says:

    We thought the world of Mrs Hyde. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Sending love and prayers to Mike, Anne and all the family.

  11. Cathy Botts says:

    I met Grace while attending WKU. We met in an English class and became quiet close by the end of the semester. I loved when she would call me and ask what our reading assignment was. We were friends and never did I realize her stature to much later in my life. She was quite the example to me, and was the same every time we met. This community needs more Grace Hyde (s) , what a wonderful, elegant and Godly example she was. May God comfort this family .

  12. Eddie Mosley says:

    Mrs. Hyde, stole my heart the first time, I met her at the dealership. I always enjoyed our short visits,when she came in. She was truly a great lady. She was beloved by everyone who knew her. The world has lost a very special lady.

  13. Betty Carol Clark says:

    Grace was one of Glasgow,s loveliest ladies.She will be greatly missed.

  14. Ashby and Anna Vincent says:

    Grace was an extraordinary lady and an inspiration to all. She leaves behind a wonderful legacy for all of us to cherish. We remember her with love.