Freda G. Graebing

May 22, 1922 - January 22, 2015

05/22/1922 - 01/22/2015

Freda G. Graebing, 92 formerly of Calcutta, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Gibsonia, PA following a lengthy illness.
She was born in East Liverpool, OH on May 22, 1922 a daughter to the late Luther M. and Lucy E. Erwin Grimes. Freda was a 1940 graduate of East Liverpool High School and a Veteran of the United States Air Force serving the WAAC during WWII as a Chaplain Assistant. She was a member of Longs Run Church where she served as choir director, custodian and a Sunday school teacher. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother and a member of the Edwardian Sewing Club and Grange.
She is survived by two sons: Phillip Graebing and his wife Pat of Gibsonia, PA and Rev. Jeffrey Graebing and his wife Lorain of Grand Junction, CO; three daughters: Rebecca Bailey of Calcutta, OH, Patricia Reed and her husband Frank of Ontario, OH and Paula Madish and her husband Mike of Berwick, PA; ten grandchildren, Sixteen great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul Wesley Graebing whom she married December 24, 1946; a daughter: Mary Alice Joy; three brothers: Maywood, Ross and Ralph Grimes and a sister: Edith Anderson.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Noon with William Betteridge retired officiating. Burial will take place at Columbiana County Memorial Park at a later date.
Family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta Chapel on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.
Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences online at or by visiting the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Facebook page.

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Darlene Snook Smith Seevers
8 years ago

Dear Paula and family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother. I remember her always having a smile on her face. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family at this time.

Love & prayers,

Darlene Snook

Cathy Elliott Burcham
8 years ago

I never had the pleasure of meeting Freda in person, but became friends on social media. She was helpful to me in providing information for our Family Tree. I will always be grateful for her kind words and help. My prayers & condolences to all those who loved & cherished Freda.

Dotty Scheerbaum
8 years ago

May prayers are with you and you family. What a GREAT Lady. God Bless

Gary Sands
8 years ago

Our sympathy to the family. I remember her climbing the Rock Wall a few years back at Round Lake Christian Camp. A great woman of faith

Jim &Carolyn King
8 years ago

Phil & Pat

Our prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. She was a very special lady & I’m sure she is singing in heaven.

Tina M Mullen Lawson
8 years ago

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers be with your family at this time.

Jim King
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss Phil, see was a great lady and fun to talk to.

Paula and Mike Madish
8 years ago

There is a space in our hearts that will now be filled with your memory. We will always have you with us. We love you, sweet lady, beautiful mother.

Susan Flora-Burnett
8 years ago

What a wonderful, patient, person. When I think about going to church growing up, my best memories include your mom. Especially some of the Christmas pageants.

maxine pardee
8 years ago

You are all in my heart and prayers. Wish I could be there with you. Freda was always one of my role models.