Lucy Barbara (Byler) Graybill

Born: Fri., Jul. 17, 1931
Died: Sat., Nov. 1, 2014


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 05, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 05, 2014
Location: Bunkertown Church of the Brethren

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Nov. 06, 2014
Location: Bunkertown Church of the Brethren


Thu., Nov. 06, 2014
Location: Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery

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     Lucy Barbara Byler Graybill, 83, of Mifflintown, formerly of Van Wert, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home.

     Born July 17, 1931 in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Daniel H. and Amanda (Summers) Byler.  Her husband, Wilbur Dale Graybill, Sr., whom she married March 13, 1952, died on Oct. 8, 2008.

     She is survived by eleven children, Barbara Rohrer and husband, John, of East Berlin, Wilbur Graybill, Jr., and wife, Gladys, of Centerville, Wilmer Graybill and wife, Erma, of McAlisterville, Joyce St. John of Oakland Mills, Janet Schrock and husband, James, of Catlett, Va., Pauline Graybill of Mifflintown, Miriam Blymier of Port Royal, Melva Baumer of Mifflintown, Elva Yoder and husband, Calvin, of Belleville, Wayne Graybill of Karthaus, and Julia Zimmerman and husband, Andrew, of Mifflintown; one son-in-law, Raymond Hoover of Stanley, Wisconsin; one sister-in-law, Sadie Byler, of Cortez, Colorado; 78 grandchildren and 100 great-grandchildren.

     In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Wilma Hoover, two brothers, Chester L. Byler and Daniel S. Byler, one sister-in-law, Miriam Byler, and three infant granddaughters.

     She was a homemaker and also helped her husband on their dairy farm until 1979 and in the Van Wert Cheese Shop as the manager for 30 years, until 2007.

     She was a member of Cocolamus Mennonite Church.

     Lucy enjoyed cooking for her family and many friends, gardening, feeding and watching birds. More recently she took up rug hooking, an art she learned from her mother. She faithfully prayed daily for her family, and sent each a card on their birthday.

     Her funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Bunkertown Church of the Brethren, 52 Bunkertown Road, McAlisterville. Interment will be in Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

     There will be a viewing on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Bunkertown Church of the Brethren.

     For the those who desire, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Central Pa., 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or to Christian Aid Ministries, PO Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610.

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Charitable donations may be made in Lucy's memory to the following organizations:

Christian Aid Ministries
PO Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610

Hospice of Central PA
1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Janice (Byler) Auker
   Posted Tue November 04, 2014
I was saddened to hear of Aunt Lucy's passing, but at the same time, I had to imagine the joyous reunion in heaven and I know you would never wish her back! I have so many wonderful memories of visiting your Mother - she was such a gracious and loving Christian woman and made us feel so welcome. I know you will miss her greatly, but take comfort in knowing she is safe from all harm in the arms of the Savior she loved - I look forward to visiting with her again some day! We will keep your families in our prayers - love you all! Janice and Sam