Grace M. Washburn

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Grace M. Washburn, 89, of Sarasota, Fla. formerly of Watts Street, Towanda, Pa., passed away Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014 at home.

Grace was born in Overton Township, Pa. on Sept. 18, 1924, the daughter of Charles and Kathryn Murray Epley. Grace was a graduate of New Albany High School and in early years was employed in the garment manufacturing industry in the area. She was later employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 15 years until her retirement.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Melissa Washburn of Waynesboro, Pa., Larry and Shelva Washburn of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; four grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Charles Washburn on Feb. 15, 1976, brothers, Charles and Ervine Epley, Mary Shedden, Myrtle Snyder, Margaret Preston and Ruth Epley.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with her niece, Pastor Rebecca Henry, officiating. Private interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting

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Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home
217 York Avenue Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-2272
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Published in Daily Review on May 15, 2014
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