Lynnette W. Graham, 90, formerly of 1174 East Main Street, Bradford, passed away Monday (June 28, 2021) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Born on Jan. 16, 1931, in Towson, Md., she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mae Badger Wilson. She was a 1949 graduate of Butler High School, and graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Journalism in 1953 from Westminster College.
On Dec. 30, 1953 in Butler, she married Raymond D. "Pete" Graham, who preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2020. Pete was an ordained elder who retired after 40 years of ministry, then continued to serve in retirement as Associate Pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Bradford.
Lynnette worked as a Postmaster in Clarks Mills, and a mail clerk in Smethport for the United States Postal Service. She also worked as a reporter and photographer for Boston University and Allied News.
For many years she served along with her husband in ministry in the towns of Wurtemburg, Dravosburg, Connellsville, New Castle, Clarks Mills, Smethport, Johnsonburg, and Bradford.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Wimodausis. She enjoyed knitting, and working in her gardens on East Main Street.
Surviving are two children, Elise Megehee PhD, of Bloomfield, N.J., and Dr. Nathaniel (Cindy) Graham of Bradford; four grandchildren, Brandon Graham, Erin Graham Burd, Laura Megehee, and Victoria Megehee; four great-grandchildren, Theodore Graham, Charlotte Graham, Zachary Burd, and Alexandra Burd.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Elaine Harbison who died June 2, 2021.
Friends will be received on Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, where at 11 a.m. a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Jay Tennies, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Wesley Woods Camp, PO Box 155A RR 1, Grand Valley Pa 16420, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.