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Jeffrey W. Somers, Supervisor

School 13

Jean E. (Grove) Graffius

April 18, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019 (age 94)

            Jean E. Graffius, 94 of Altoona died early Monday morning March 11, 2019 at UPMC Altoona.

            She was born April 18, 1924 in Altoona a daughter of the late Hayden W. and Emma (Kochenour) Grove. She married Oliver E. Graffius on September 24, 1944 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Altoona.

            Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Ann Marks and her husband John of Altoona; a grandson, John E. Marks and his wife, Danyelle of Lititz; two sisters, Peggy McCready of Altoona and Delores McCloskey and her husband, William of Bellwood; and many nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter; five brothers, George, Lewis, Robert, Hayden and Richard Grove and two sisters, Ethel Lantz and Shirley McMullen.

            Mrs. Graffius was a life-long member of Bethany Lutheran Church where she belonged to the Win-A-Chum Sunday School class.

            Jean was a 1942 graduate of Altoona High School.

            She retired as an inspector from Boyer Candy Company after 13 years’ service.

            She enjoyed reading, word-search puzzles and playing Yahtzee.

            Friends will be received from 9-11 a.m. Thursday March 14, 2019 at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Drew McCaffery officiating.

            Interment will be made at Alto Reste Park Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations please be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 200 Third Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602.        

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