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Charlotte M. GRAVES

March 28, 1934 — September 22, 2020

Charlotte M. GRAVES, 86, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Ulysses, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Heritage Harbor, Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle, PA.

Born March 28, 1934, in Troupsburg, NY, she was the daughter of Charles Henry and Julia Ford Moore.  She was a 1954 graduate of Ulysses High School.  On December 31, 1957, in the Ulysses Free Methodist Church, she married Gordon C. Graves, who survives.  In her younger years, she was employed by Monroe’s Store, Galeton Production, and Cooper Slide.  While raising her family, she worked as an Avon lady and operated Charlotte’s Pizza Shop in Ulysses.  Later, she drove truck with her husband, Gordon, for Roberts Express.  Charlotte was always active, and her favorite pastimes were sewing and going to yard sales and thrift stores to bargain hunt.  Her many handmade quilts, dresses, and doll clothes are cherished by her family.  Charlotte was a member of the Ulysses Free Methodist Church and the Good News Free Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg.  She was a faithful servant of the Lord and served in numerous roles at her church including Sunday school teacher, song leader, youth group leader, nursery helper, and member of the Women’s Missionary Society.

Surviving besides her husband, Gordon, are:  three children, Tim Graves of Myerstown, Tammy (Tony) Botek of Harrisburg, and Kym (David) Cavey of Hampstead, MD;  five grandchildren, Hannah (Dave) Callihan and Kelly (Ed) Doll, both of Hampstead, MD, William (Angie) Folk of Bowmansville, Olivia Botek of San Diego, CA, and Abigail Botek of Greenville, NC;  six great-grandchildren, Christian Folk, Brooklyn Folk, Morgan Folk, Emma Folk, Raymond Callihan, and Ann Callihan;  four siblings, Richard Moore of Elmira, NY, Edward (Linda) Moore of Rochester, NY, William “Tink” (Priscilla) Moore of Elmira, and Glenn (Billie) Moore of Shongo, NY;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her foster parents, Henry and Alice Cowburn;  and seven siblings, Robert Moore, Howard Moore, Clara Johnson, Joyce Elaine Moore, George Moore, Anna Young, and Helen Dunbar.

Friends may call Friday, October 2, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 3, 2020 in the Ulysses Free Methodist Church.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Ulysses Free Methodist Church.

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