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Dorothy C. Love Graham, 95, of Cameron Road, New Castle, Hickory Township, passed away at her residence on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.
She was born on June 7, 1922, in New Castle to John A. and Emma Mae Reynolds Love.
On March 14, 1944, she married James William Graham, who preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1981.
Dorothy was a homemaker, whom loved gardening, mowing grass and singing. She had been part of the duo, "Dot and Jane Sunshine Pals" and sang on WKST radio for three years.
She was a longtime member of Princeton Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Dorothy is survived by a son, James Arthur Graham of Portersville; three daughters, Patricia Joann Kern of Portersville, Judith Ann Brown of Volant and Deborah Jean Downing of New Castle; a sister, Betty Garrett of New Wilmington; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Martin, Arthur and Leroy; and two sisters, Ruth and Grace.
Calling hours will be on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 1778 Perry Highway, village of Leesburg, Volant. The funeral service will be on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Leesburg ECO Presbyterian Church, 1831 Perry Highway, Volant, Pa. 16156.
Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, New Castle.
Published on August 2, 2017
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