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Grace Marion Eldred, 85, died Monday (Feb. 26, 2001) in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga, after a long illness.

Born Grace Hitchcock in Nunda, she moved to Akron as a teenager.

She was a graduate of Akron High School and was active in First Baptist Church of Akron, where she served as a trustee and Sunday school secretary.

She had lived in Akron for many years until moving to Linwood Nursing Facility, Lancaster, about two years ago.

Her husband of 57 years, Henry, died in 1993.

She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Baumgarden of Lockport; a son, Bart of Munroe Falls, Ohio; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church, 122 Main St., Akron. Burial will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Akron.


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