Pauline Grant, 85, Denver Hat, A.N. Wolf employee

By on August 29, 2012

Pauline S. "Polly" Grant, 85, of Coudersport, formerly of Denver, entered into rest Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, where she had resided since June 2010.

Born on Feb. 6, 1927 in Smokestown, she was a daughter of Harry and Stella Hemminger Sweigart. On Sept. 15, 1951 in the Reformed Church in Denver, she married Robert D. Grant, who survives.

Mrs. Grant attended Denver High School and completed her GED in later years. Throughout her life, she had been employed by the Denver Hat Factory and A.N. Wolf Shoe Factory, both in Denver. She had also been employed at Beulah’s Candyland at the Green Dragon Market and Auction, Zerbe’s Potato Chips in Denver and Rutt’s Auction.

Mrs. Grant also assisted her husband in managing his well drilling and water system business. Along with her husband, Mrs. Grant traveled to Togo, Africa, on a mission trip to assist in developing water systems in that region of Africa.

She was an active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Denver, where she also sang in the choir. Mrs. Grant was a 50- year member of the former Cloister Chapter #406 O.E.S. in Ephrata and currently was a member of Lititz Springs Chapter #499 O.E.S. in Lititz. She served as a mother advisor for the Cloister Assembly of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls and was also a member of the advisory board. She belonged to a local card club and the Jolly Polly Tennis group, both in Denver. In her spare time, Mrs. Grant and her husband, enjoyed ballroom dancing and polka. She also enjoyed music, cooking and most of all loved spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are a daughter: Pat Northeimer, of Coudersport; a grandson: John Wesley, husband of Jessica Northeimer, of Coudersport; two sisters-in-law: Mary Troupe and Polly Sweigart, both of Denver; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Grant was predeceased by two brothers: Jacob Troupe and Ralph Sweigart.

Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 S. Union St., Shinglehouse. Members of Eulalia Chapter #148 O.E.S., Coudersport, will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. following visitation. Friends may also call at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 659 S. Fourth St., Denver, PA on Sept. 7 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at which time funeral services be held. The Rev. David R. Brumbaugh, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring. Members of Lititz Springs Chapter #406 O.E.S. will conduct a memorial service at 10:45 a.m. on Sept. 7 in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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