Grace McDevitt, 82 of Lisbon, OH died Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at Salem Community Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born in Mountain Top, PA on September 26, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Eddie and Marion Wetzel Allabaugh.
Living most of her adult life in this area, Mrs. McDevitt was a bookkeeper for the American Legion Post #70. Previously she had worked as a cashier for Valu King in East End and Super Foods in Wellsville. At one time she was a member of Riverside Presbyterian Church in Wellsville, OH and now was a member of the Apostolic House of Faith in Columbiana, OH. She was a member of the American Legion Post #70 Auxiliary and loved to garden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. McDevitt who died on January 29, 2004. They were married on February 23, 1957.
Two daughters: Shirley Liber and her husband, Russell of Lisbon, OH and Orpha Campbell and her husband, Phillip of East Liverpool, OH; a step-daughter, Susan Williams of Columbiana, OH; two step-sons, James B. McDevitt and his wife, Geraldine of Rochester, NH and Michael S. McDevitt and his wife Suzanne of Pittsburgh, PA; a brother, Tom Allabaugh of Salt Lake City, UT; one sister: Isabell Chapel and her husband, Pat of Big Timber, MT as well as fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren survive her.
Besides her parents and husband, a step-son: Scott L. McDevitt; two brothers: Jerry Wetzel and Henry Allabaugh; two sisters: Matilla “Tilly” Robinson and Elsie Hahn; one granddaughter and one great granddaughter preceded her in death.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM with Brother Allen Jeffries of Apostolic House of Faith officiating.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Friday from 11:00 AM up until the time of service.