PJ: 1/20/1998: Grace P. Whitcomb, 85, formerly of Bemus Point, died at 10:25 a.m. Monday (Jan. 19, 1998( in the Lawson Care Center.
An area resident most of her life, she was born March 3, 1912, in Pennsylvania, a daughter of George and Mary Keach Patton.
She had been employed for many years by the Donald Bemus family of Bemus Point. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and African Violet Club of Bemus Point. She always cooked and delivered food to those in need.
Surviving are a son, Royce Whitcomb of Ashtabula, Ohio; three daughters; Nella Logan of Youngsville, Jean Olson and Ruth Braley, both of Jamestown; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph J. Whitcomb, whom she married June 21, 1928, and who died Jan. 7, 1989; 11 brothers and sisters.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul H. Whitcomb, retired United Methodist pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memeorials may be made to St. Susan Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 1276, Jamestown, N.Y., 14702 or The Salvation Army food pantry, P.O. Box 368, Jamestown, N.Y., 14702 or 218 Pennsylvania Ave., warren, Pa., 16365.