Marion DeGraw

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Marion DeGraw, a resident of Tunkhannock Manor, formerly of Brinktown, died Saturday afternoon.

She was the widow of Stewart DeGraw, who passed away on May 8, 1990.

Born in Dymond Hollow on Dec. 7, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Dana and Harriet Dymond. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. Prior to retirement, she worked in the garment industry and was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Marion played piano at the Bethel Church for more than 40 years. She also began and directed and children and youth choirs. In addition to her love of music, she was also an avid gardener. Many will fondly remember her mowing grass in her big pink hat. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are a daughter, Lois Veety, and husband Charles; grandchildren, Tina Coolbaugh and husband James; Terry Blaisure and husband Tony; Edward Veety and wife Katie; Barbra Veety, Sharon Appleby and husband Richard, and Marie Domenech and husband Gardy; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet DeGraw Veety; two brothers, Elmer and Stanley Dymond, and two sisters, Clara Brace and Grace Peal.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Manor for their kindness and caring over the past six years.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Bethel United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. with services by the Rev. Joan Dodson and the Rev. Lori Robinson. Interment will follow in Memorial Shrine Cemetery.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Svc., 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tunkhannock Manor United Methodist Home, 50 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657 in memory of Marion. To sign the online guest book, go to
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Published in Times Leader on Apr. 22, 2013