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Jessie E.

December 27, 1929 – November 1, 2018

Jessie E. Graver
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— Marlene and Frank McNamee and boys

Obituary for Jessie E. Graver

Jessie E. Graver, 88, of Whiteford, MD, died on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Forest Hill Rehab Center, Forest Hill, MD. Born December 27, 1929 in Esty, WV, she was a daughter of the late Arnold and Annette (Freil) Blake. She was the beloved wife of George W. Graver who passed in June 1997.

A love for canning, Jessie tended her vegetable gardens and flower beds. Jessie also couldn’t wait to prepare Sunday meals for her loved ones every week. With holidays just around the corner, Jessie held Christmas close to her heart and found great joy in driving around towns to see all the Christmas lights. A huge Orioles fan, some of her additional pastimes where playing BINGO with her family, watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and enjoying the company of her miniature Jack Russell terrier, Peanut. Spending time with her family was one of her greatest joys in life

She is survived by her:
Two children:
Ronald E. “Buck” Graver, husband of Barbara Graver of Whiteford, MD
Marsha E. “Sissy” Teague of Whiteford, MD

Four siblings:
Ray Blake
Junior Blake
Virginia Wolfe
Nancy Roark

Six grandchildren; Amy Taylor, Dawn Truden, Troy Testerman, Tara Testerman, Trevy Matthews, Joseph Brown, Jr.

Four great grandchildren; Nick, Julia, Jessica, Robert

Seven great-great grandchildren; Jasmine, Maranda, Lexy, Isiah, Cyrus, Daisy, Chloe

She was preceded in death by:
Her daughter, Deborah Brown, five siblings, Carroll Blake, Mable Boyce, Ralph Blake, Jewel Blake, Ruth Kilgore and one grandson, Justin Testerman.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 6 to 8, at Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main Street, Delta, PA where the funeral will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. Pastor Chris Starr from Mt. Zion Baptist Church-Brogue will officiate where interment will be held in Mt. Vernon, Whiteford, MD. Funeral staff will be outside during all services to assist with parking as well as handicap needs.

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When Monday, November 5th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Harkins Funeral Home, Inc.
600 Main Street
Delta, PA 17314

Service Information

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 11:00am
Harkins Funeral Home
600 Main Street
Delta, PA 17314

Interment Information

Mt. Vernon Cemetery
1510 Deep Run Road
Whiteford, MD 21160