Condolence & Memory Journal

Lisa, so sorry to just now read of your moms passing. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.

Posted by Brian Benton - Akron, OH - Friend   August 03, 2020

Janice Graf always had a twinkle in her eyes and expressed interest in others. It was such a pleasure to visit with her at the Granger Lake family gathering and at Graf's on White Pond. For her many beloved, may the warm memories of her help to fill any holes in your souls. She fought the good fight, kept her faith, and finished the course. God Bless.

Posted by nancy yockey bonar - Medina, OH - Friend   July 24, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Graf left beautiful memories that will be with you forever. "Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flowers, we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind." *William Wordsworth

Posted by Linda Woods - Akron, OH - Acquaintance   June 24, 2020

My mother Arnelle and I were very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. -Matt Collins

Posted by Matt Collins - Akron, OH - Friend   June 21, 2020

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Diane Welsby Talmadge - Classmate   June 21, 2020


Julie and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was blessed to have you as a daughter and the rest of your amazing family. Sending you prayers and hugs.

Posted by Patricia Kolman - Fairview Park, OH - Friend   June 20, 2020

Dear Family,
So very sorry to hear that your beloved Mother passed away. She and I shared our high school experiences together. I so admired her spirit of love and caring...and that spirit will always be with you and with me also. She and I talked about getting together after the corona virus calmed down. Her family took top priority in her life.
Much love and prayers to her dear family.
Donna Stockman

Posted by Donna Stockman - Friend   June 20, 2020

I am so sad to hear of Mrs. Graf's passing. I have shopped at Graf's for years and always enjoyed seeing and talking to her. She was a wonderful lady, always with a smile. I will miss her. My prayers are with the family.

Posted by Helen Marie Gaffney    June 20, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I remember her a fantastic woman. Dearly missed I'm sure.

Posted by Phil Dzuro - Copley, OH - Friend   June 19, 2020

I can't remember when I saw your Mom last, but it's been quite awhile. I moved to AZ almost 50 yrs ago, so I would only see her when I was visiting Akron church. I remember her as a very sweet, gentle person. My condolences to all of you. May the Lord & your memories of her comfort your hearts.

Posted by Jane Greenbank Hodges - Prescott Valley, AZ - Friend   June 18, 2020

A TRULY wonderfu woman whom I had the HONOR and PRIVILEDGE of seeing with a home care company I once worked for. Janice always wanted me to make my visits later in the day so that we could "talk & visit". She was pure joy, and I will remember her and our conversations and the mixing of ET mix for her always. Please know that my thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with you now and always. Dearest Janice I know your newest journey will be a peaceful and joyful one ... rest in the open arms of our Lord dear friend.

Posted by Lizbeth Radwany, RN - Friend   June 18, 2020

Judi and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I meant your Mom when you and I worked together at Lerner Shops so many decades ago. Your Mom was a wonderful and caring individual. I was blessed to have known her and of course you

Posted by Vivian Maiden name Miller current Farmer - Akron, OH - Friend   June 18, 2020

I'm so sad to hear of Jan's passing. I met her many years ago at Curves and enjoyed many wonderful conversations with her. She was special indeed and full of joy and exuberance for life and those she loved. She will be missed. I'm glad I was lucky to call her a friend.
Deepest sympathy and prayers to you all.

Posted by Amy Sboray - Akron, OH - Friend   June 18, 2020

Dear Graf family, please accept my deepest sympathies as you grieve the passing of Jan. I was blessed to know her only for a short time as one of her therapists but developed a deep love for her quickly. I was also privileged to provide therapy for John several years ago. My heart is heavy for each of you as I know how deeply you loved her & that she treasured each of her family members beyond measure. May God comfort each of you every moment. I will miss her as well. In love, Sonia

Posted by Sonia Lavy - OH - Acquaintance   June 18, 2020

Mrs. Graf was a kind, caring, and thoughtful person. I'll always remember the first day when Graf's corn. Became available, we'd talk about how good it was. Although she didn't know my name, she knew I was a devotee of her corn. A fine woman who everyone will sorely miss.

Posted by Jinny Marting - Akron, OH   June 18, 2020

So sad to hear of Mrs Graf's passing. I have so many memories of my own mother visiting Graf's to pick out her own special pink flowers. The tradition continues today as my sisters and I visit with Lisa to do the same. Sending only good thoughts to the Graf's family.

Posted by Belinda and John Darr - Fairlawn, OH - Friend   June 18, 2020

Scott, Denise and Linda, your mom was such a pillar in the community. God received a special angel this week. Prayers to the family.

Posted by Rick and Chris Wittkopp - Akron, OH - Neighbor   June 18, 2020

She was such a dear friend. I will miss her.

Posted by Joanne Clauss - Cissna Park, IL - Friend   June 18, 2020

The neighbors and fans of this revered Copley farm are surely poorer at this loss.
She has been a part of our lives since we moved to Ohio in 2000.
Our sympathies to her hard working family.

Posted by Ren and Nicolette Koozer - Akron, OH - Neighbor   June 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Jan was a special lady. We always enjoyed those times when we visited Ohio and had "cousin" gatherings. A trip to Ohio wasn't complete without a visit to Graf Growers and especially enjoyed those times when Jan was able to be there. May God comfort you and give you many precious memories. We are sorry we won't be able to be there but are thankful we will be able to feel as though we are with you as the services are streamed.
Virgil and Marilyn

Posted by Virgil Graf - Peoria, IL - Family Friend   June 17, 2020

Beautiful memories sitting by her in church, never heard her complain and she always had a smile. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Timm & Sandra Kaeb (Gal)    June 17, 2020

My deepest sympathy to all of you, Lisa, Scott, Julie, & Craig, along with the rest of the family. I'm so sorry that your mom passed, and also at a time when more public gatherings are not permitted. Each of you has always been special to me. Even though we don't get to see each other much any more, I have fond memories of our growing up together in the same community. Your dad gave me my first job, and your mom cut me my first paycheck. Those six years on the farm were so very formative for me, and my brothers and I will often reminisce about them.

Please know you are in our prayers today. We love you and care about you.

Ed & Deb Graf

Posted by Ed & Deb Graf - Grabill, IN   June 17, 2020