Grace Violet Inman

June 15, 1937October 17, 2018

Grace Violet Inman, age 81, of Knoxville, TN went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. She attended Bethel United Methodist Church. She was born June 15, 1937 in Meridian, Idaho, daughter of the late Glen and Irma Ayers. Grace was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She loved children and spent all her life watching over children. She is preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Kevin; daughter, Denise and granddaughter, Jessica. She is survived by brothers, Dale (Marge) Ayers, Jack (Diane) Ayers; sister, Irma Jean Phillips. Proud mother of Carl, Kurt, Daren, Karen, and Stephen. She had 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers we would like to ask for donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in her name as she always donated and her love of children. Condolences are welcome at


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Sarah Howdyshell

October 19, 2018

My thoughts and prays are with you all. Grace was a huge part of my history. She taught me a lot about being a mother. I still share some of the things she taught me today. One of my favorite things she told me was, “when your kids grow up they won’t remember if the house was clean. They will remember that you were there for them.”
She tried to teach me how to pull apart and fry a whole chicken. I never learned that lesson. She was amazing.