Mariann Lucille “Boots” Graf, 90, of Bowling Green and formerly of Grand Rapids passed away March 31, 2020. Lucille was born on September 12, 1929 to the late James M. & Mary (Thornton) Weaver in Bowling Green, Ohio. She married Richard Graf on May 13, 1950 in Calvary United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, Ohio and he preceded her in death on August 30, 1991.
Lucille is survived by her daughter: Amy Ward of Bowling Green; sons: Steve (Karen) Graf of Defiance, Dennis (Karen) Graf of Tontogany, Rodney (Julie) Graf of Maumee, William Graf of Wayne; 9 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard, 7 brothers and 4 sisters.
Lucille graduated from Davis Business College. She worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Lucille was a cook for 15 years in Grand Rapids and also served as the deputy register for Wood County. She was a Boy Scout Leader and Trainer for the Erie Shores Boy Scout Council beginning her role in 1959. She earned the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards along with the Wood District Award of Merit. Through her decades of work with scouting, she became an in-demand teacher of Native American lore and she was invited to Otsego Junior High every year to speak about World War II history. Lucille was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and a Board Member for the Grand Rapids Area Swim Pool. She served as Band Booster President for both the Grand Rapids and Otsego Bands.
Private Graveside Services was held for the family in Beaver Creek Cemetery.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 11:00 AM until the time of her Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 PM in the Hanneman Funeral Home, 24084 W. Second Street, Grand Rapids, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in Lucille’s honor may be gifted to the Erie Shores Boy Scout Council, P.O. Box 8728, Toledo, Ohio 43623; Calvary United Methodist Church, 24362 3rd St, Grand Rapids, OH 43522; or the Grand Rapids Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 387, Grand Rapids, Ohio 43522.
Hanneman Funeral Home-Grand Rapids is honored to serve Lucille’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfuneralhomes.com
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