Arbadella L. Graf

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  • "Miss you Mom, Love You."
    - Sharon Lewis
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    - Helen Troxell
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Arbadella Louise Graf, 76, of Hampstead, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the Dove House in Westminster.

Born Dec. 30, 1936, in Roller, she was the daughter of the late George Vernon Smith and Frances Julia Sterner Smith. She was the wife of Albert Leroy Graf, who died Sept. 23, 1987.

She was a life member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and was involved with ELCA and helped with the luncheons. She worked for Black and Decker for 16 years and, years ago, she worked for the Manchester and Hampstead sewing factory for 21 years.

She was a member the Republican Women's Club of Taneytown. She was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan and in her spare time enjoyed gardening, flowers and spending time with family.

Surviving are children Sharon L. Lewis and husband Michael, of Rocky Ridge, and Kevin L. Graf and wife Cheryl, of Hampstead; grandchildren Tracey Graf, Rachel Graf and Kevin Lewis; and sisters Linda Faye Kauffman, of Hampstead, and Georgia Alice Calp, of Millers.

She was predeceased by a sister, Julia Ann Ruby.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester; and from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3184 Church St., Manchester, with her pastors, the Revs. Matthew S. and Norma L. Schenning, officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hanover, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 739, Manchester, MD 21102.

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Funeral Home
Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Manchester
3296 Charmil Drive P.O. Box 389
Manchester, MD 21102
(410) 374-2626
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 15, 2013
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