Grace (Fields) McIntosh of Arcanum (85)


Grace (Fields) McIntosh, age 85, of Arcanum, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at her daughter’s residence in Springfield. She was born October 31, 1938, in Clay County, Kentucky, to the late Virgil & Naomi (Murray) Fields. She was a member of Covenant Baptist Church in Dayton and the Auxiliary of the Dayton Northwest Camp of Gideon’s International, where she had been President, Vice President, Chaplain, and Secretary. She was a longtime volunteer for Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm’s R.E.A.D.S. program. She was a graduate of Sinclair Community College. She was employed at P/H Electronics, Cargill, and ResCare.

In addition to her parents, Grace was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Hershel McIntosh, in 2010; son-in-law, Jerry Fitzpatrick; brother, William Henry (Bill) Fields; sisters, Ocie Fields, Kathleen Fields, Audrey Farmer, and Sara Osborne; great-grandson, Jeremy Kreitzer; and grandson-in-law, Corey Munchel.

She is survived by her daughters & son-in-law, Wanda Fitzpatrick of Springfield and Linda & Doug Daniels of Springfield; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Myrtle Napier of Vandalia; and many relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Ohio Hospice of Dayton, Ohio’s Community Mercy Branch, for their exceptional care and compassion.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, with Pastor Kelvin Benton officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Baptist Church, 3424 Old Salem Road, Dayton, OH 45415, or Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, 1830 N. Limestone Street, Springfield, OH 45503, or online at (please designate a contribution to Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice).

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