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Mary E. Grant, 90, of Columbia City, passed away peacefully with her loving family near her on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
Born April 23, 1921, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Joseph and Bertha Ann (Bush) Sheets.
Raised in Columbia City, she resided in Larwill, Blue Lake, Smith Township, South Whitley and Indianapolis with son Barry Graves, before returning to Columbia City.
She was educated in the Coesse public schools. She married Arthur L. Grant. She worked for nine years as a welder at Ion Capicitor; as a beautician at the LaCharm Beauty Shop; and for 10 years as a seamstress at Blue Bell.
Survivors include her sons, Barry A. Graves of Indianapolis and Murray (Candy) Graves of Claypool; step-daughter, Lucratia Ruckman of South Whitley; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Lee; sisters, Hattie Bridigan, Louella Richey, Hazel Treech, Effa Watson and Rose Hartman; brothers, John Wesley and William Buck Sheets.
The memorial service is Saturday at 11 a.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with Pastor Steve Briggs officiating.
Burial will be at South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley.
Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. Grant to the donorâ€™s choice of charity.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.