Maude E. Graffious of Saxton passed away on May 28, 2021, at the age of 97 years.
Maude was born on Oct. 19, 1923, not far from where she lived in Saxton, to parents Roy V. and Hazel (Reed) Weimert. On Oct. 23, 1948, she was united in marriage to Mellott Howard Graffious at the Raven Run Church of the Brethren by the Reverend Percy Kegarice. Sadly, Maude was preceded in death by her beloved husband on July 7, 2006.
The Raven Run Church of the Brethren would remain an important part of Maude’s life up until her passing. She was a life a member of the congregation and served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. Maude also held numerous board positions at the church. She was active in many other community groups as well. She belonged to The Village of Morrison Cove Auxiliary. Maude was also involved with the Saxton Broad Top Senior Center and the Hopewell Senior Center. From 1941 to 1947, she worked in the sewing department of the Lion Manufacturing Company in Everett, PA. The work she did for Lions carried over to her personal life. Maude was a well-known quilter; her warmth and caring will be remembered in the dozens of quilts she made and gave away throughout her life. But primarily Maude was a homemaker and loving mother to her two sons, LeJay and Duane.
Maude is preceded in death by her parents, Roy V. and Hazel (Reed) Weimert. Her infant brother, Jack, and her OLDER/YOUNGER brother, Gene Weimert, also preceded her in death.
Maude is survived by her two sons: LeJay Graffious and his wife, Helen Ann (Kormanski) Graffious, of Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; and Duane Graffious of Saxton. She has three grandchildren: Jay Graffious of Morgantown, W.Va., who is married to Theresa DeMasters; Christina Watkins of James Creek, who is married to Justin Watkins; Lynsi Lynn of Hopewell, who is married to Danny Lynn. Maude has two great-grandsons: Connor Eldon Watkins and Colton Howard Watkins. She has four great-granddaughters: Lea Grace Watkins; Kynslee Elizabeth Lynn; Kylar Joan Lynn; and Kaycee Belle Lynn. She has one sister, Phyllis Zimmerman of Six Mile Run.
More than that though, Maude is survived in the hearts and minds of the family and friends she leaves behind. Warm memories of a life well-lived are enjoyed and shared with every taste of her famous SHOO FLY PIE. And her spirit comforts us just as much as one of her cherished quilts. Rest in peace, Maude; you were so loved.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, June 3, at The Raven Run Church of the Brethren from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at The Raven Run Church of the Brethren with Pastor Allen Baker officiating.
Burial will be at St. Luke's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Maude requests gifts to the Raven Run Church, 616 Raven Run Rd, Saxton, PA 16678
Arrangements by Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA 16678. Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralchapel.com.
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