The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 13, 2014

Grace E. Wood Schwab, 109, Morganton, N.C.

The Daily Item

— MORGANTON, N.C. — Grace Esta Wood Schwab, 109, of Morganton, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

She was born Feb. 9, 1905, in Erie County, the daughter of the late Anson Wood and Carrie (Bayle) Wood.

Grace was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, Pa.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Hazel Donaldson, of Morganton; one daughter-in-law, Alice Donaldson, of Mifflinburg, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph W. Donaldson, Harry Schuster and Edward Schwab; one daughter, Betty Jean Donaldson; and one son, Richard E. Donaldson.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Mary’s and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Francis King officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Grace greatly missed her eyesight and would like memorial contributions to be made to the North Carolina Lions Inc., 7050 Camp Dogwood Drive, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.

The Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

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