Jessica Marie Grant (Mahana), 27, of Nevada, passed away on Dec. 13, 2010, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Jessica graduated from Nevada High School in 2001. Jessica moved to Nevada in 1996 with her parents from Lenexa, Kan., and had previously attended the Shawnee Mission School system grades K through 7. Jessica excelled in speech and debate in high school and modeled for Hoffman International. Jessica was a successful manager of several area finance companies.
Jessica is survived by her three children, Kiersten Grier, age 7, Kalan Mahana, age 5, and Nolan Mahana, age 2, all of Nevada; parents, Ron and Lynnette Grant of Nevada; brother and sister-in-law, Leevon and Jessie Grant, of Pea Ridge, Ark.; paternal grandmother, Martha LaVonne Grant of Springfield, Mo.; three aunts, Jill Grant of Springfield, Mo., Gina Curtis and husband, Keith, of Niceville, Fla., Melanie Barrows and husband, Shawn, of Sturgis, S.D.; two uncles, Lyndall Grant, of San Francisco, Calif., and Steve Gravel of Portsmouth, R.I.; nephew and niece, Tanner and Tatum Grant, Pea Ridge, Ark.; cousins, Carrie Grant of Springfield, Mo., Todd Brannon of Ft. Collins, Colo., Julia Grant of San Francisco, Calif., Jennifer Hawes and Kellen Gravel of Middletown, R.I., Amanda and Shawn Barrows of Sturgis, S.D., and Rebecca Curtis, of Gainesville, Fla., along with a large extended family from the Illinois and Louisiana areas.
Jessica was preceded in death by an uncle, Chod Douglas Grant; her paternal grandfather, Robert Grant; her maternal grandfather, Roland E. Gravel; and her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Gravel.
Jessica was a beautiful young woman, daughter and mother who exuded spirit and life wherever she went. She loved deeply and was a nurturing mother to her children. Jessica will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, at the First Baptist Church, with Dr. William C. Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada.
Friends may call now and until noon on Friday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, Dec. 16, between 6 and 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested for the "Jessica Grant Children's Education Fund" c/o Great Southern Bank, Nevada.
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