Minnie M. (Hughes) Grannas

Nov. 24, 1919 - Sept. 11, 2017

Minnie M. Grannas, 97, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidays­burg, formerly of Williams­burg, passed away Monday morning at the home.

She was born in rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late Howard L. and Lucinda (Zimmerman) Hughes. On Aug. 13, 1940, she married Paul A. Grannas in Kernstown, Va., and he preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1996.

Surviving are a son, Samuel P. (Emily) of Hollidaysburg; a daughter, Janet L. (Robert) Lear of Armagh; eight grandchildren: Julie (Todd) Bowser, Scott (Tami) Grannas, Jeff (Angela) Grannas, Wade (Jolene) Grannas, Laura (Randy) Rhodes, Joel (Jacinda) Grannas, Lisa (Jim) Porter and Brad (Shannon) Lear; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Ralph of Williamsburg and Raymond of New Florence; and her friend and caretaker, Dolores Houck.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: William, Melvin and John; and two sisters: Bessie Treese and Lola Hughes.

Minnie was a 1937 graduate of Williamsburg High School, and for many years she worked as a housekeeper for the Simpson family, Williamsburg.

She was a longtime member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church, the King’s Daughters Sunday school class, and she also faithfully served with United Methodist Women. In addition, Minnie was a member of Williamsburg Women’s Civic Club and Order of the Eastern Star, Williamsburg Chapter.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and she also enjoyed traveling, shopping and solving word and crossword puzzles.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Williams­burg United Methodist Church, Pastor Heather A. Wurst officiating. Inter­ment will be held at Royer Cemetery, rural Williams­burg. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg.

Memorial contributions in memory of Minnie may be given to Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 431 W. Second St., Williams-burg, PA 16693, or a Williams­burg Community organization of one’s choice.