Wanda Mae (Applequist) McGranahanOctober 3, 1922 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 95)
Wanda Mae McGranahan, 95, lifelong resident of Middlefield, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Briar Hill Health Care. She was born on October 3, 1922 in Middlefield, daughter of Edith (Powell) and Amiel Samuel Applequist. After she graduated from Middlefield High School in 1940, Wanda married Ralph E. McGranahan Feb. 15, 1941; married 28 loving years before he passed away in 1969. In 1961 she worked for Johnson Rubber Co. in the Appliance Dept. for 30 years and retired in 1991. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, word search, and reading. She especially enjoyed being with her friends and family.
Wanda is survived by her loving family; two daugthers, Marilyn Esenwine and Sandra Clark; two sons, Richard (Rosemary) McGranahan and Ralph (Linda) McGranahan; her daughter in law Cathy McGranahan; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ralph; her son Thomas McGranahan; two grandchildren, Bryan McGranahan and Shawn Sayre; three sisters, Josephine Meininghaus, Vernelle Gates, and Lois Portman; and her brother Victor Applequist.
Calling hours will be 1:00-3:00 PM with a Celebration of her life at 3:00 PM on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, OH 44062. Burial will be at Brownwood Cemetery at a later date.
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