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Grace (Stokes) McQueen

Born: Fri., Nov. 7, 1924
Died: Wed., Apr. 10, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 16, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 16, 2019
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

5:00 PM Wed., Apr. 17, 2019
Location: Freeport United Methodist Church

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Grace McQueen, 94, formerly of South Buffalo Township, passed away on April 10, 2019 with her family by her side at her home in Loveland, CO. She was a delightful woman who enjoyed flower gardening, bowling, knitting, sewing, reading, singing in the church choir, traveling, and most of all baking scrumptious cakes, wedding cakes, bread, cookies, and pies. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Loveland, CO and a long time member of Freeport United Methodist Church where she held an award for over 30 years of Sunday School perfect attendance. In her young adult life, Grace was a licensed beautician and owned and operated a hair salon in Freeport. In her middle years she was a member of "The Singing Bells" which was a trio of her very good friends Ruth Hale and Claire Laird. They were accompanied by Helen Galbreath and the performance trio gave concerts at many events in the late 60's and early 70's. Also during this time, Grace baked and sold bread out of her home to put her first child through college. Many who traveled on Old 28 in South Buffalo will remember the Homemade Bread sign along the road. In the late 70's, Grace was a floral arranger at Freeport Heaven Scent Florists. She led a very full life and traveled the world experiencing Israel, Egypt, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Poland and China. Grace and a twin brother were born to the late Lois and James Lee Stokes on 7 November 1924 in South Buffalo Township. She married the late Joel McQueen on 18 June 1949 and they lived together in South Buffalo for 56 years. After Joel’s death in 2005, Grace relocated to Loveland, CO to live with her son Gordon and his family. Grace's family includes a brother and sister, 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. Her living relatives are: sister Eleanor Burkett of Oak Ridge, TN, daughter Deb Ramage of Cranberry, PA (Jim), grandchildren Ryan McDermitt of Boulder, CO (Carrie), great grandchildren Eve, Nora and Ryder; Shannon Kaple of Erie, Co (Wade), great grandchildren Chloe, Audrey and Sammy; daughter Dianne Wagner (Ken) of Sarver, PA, grandchildren Heath Wagner of Sarver PA, Bret Wagner (Kathy) of Sarver, PA; son Gregg McQueen of Freeport, PA (Mary), grandchildren Andrea McQueen of Broomfield, CO, Zack McQueen of Pittsburgh, Jake McQueen of Pittsburgh; and Gordon McQueen of Loveland, CO (Rose), grandchildren Patrick McQueen of Denver, CO and Tessa McQueen of Oklahoma City, OK. Grace was preceded in death by her parents, her twin brother Chuck Stokes in 1993, her grandson Matthew McDermitt in 2000 and her loving husband Joel in 2005. Grace was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. As her health declined, while plans were being made, she was quick to say, “The funeral sounds like fun. I wish I could be there.” She was a loving mother, grandmother and GG. She will be greatly missed by all. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday April 16th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc., 524 High St. in Freeport. Funeral service will be held in the Freeport United Methodist Church on Wednesday April 17th at 5 pm, with Rev. Rev. Dr. Andrew Spore officiating. A reception will be held downstairs from the sanctuary following the funeral. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers the family would honor donations in support of the general operating fund of Freeport United Methodist Church 211 4th St Freeport, PA 16229.

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Diana Risch
   Posted Sat April 13, 2019
Dear Deb, Dianne, Greg, Gordon and families,
Please accept our condolences for the loss of your mother. Your mom was a very special person. She touched so many lives, especially mine.
God Bless all of you.
Gary & Di

Gordon McQueen
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019

Elegance and Simplicity was sent by The McQueen family.

With all our love to Mom. Deb & Jim Dianne & Ken Gregg & Mary Gordo & Rose

Gordon McQueen
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019

Grandma's Garden Table Basket was sent by The McQueen family.

With all our love to Grandma and GG from the Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Gordon McQueen
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019

Monet's Garden Table Basket was sent by The Airline Pilots Association.

Our deepest sympathies. The Airline Pilots Association

Gordon McQueen
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019

Mountain Meadow Pedestal Arrangement was sent by United Airlines Denver Flight Operations.

On behalf of the United Airlines family at Denver Flight Operations, God bless all as you remember and celebrate Grace's life.

Paul White
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the entire McQueen family. I have such fond memories of Grace. She always had a smile and exuded such happiness and friendliness. Count me among countless others who enjoyed her delicious home baked bread. May Grace rest in God’’s eternal kingdom.
Paul White
Sarasota, FL

Carol Rowley
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019
My sincere sympathy to Debbie, Diane, Gregg & Gordon upon your mother's passing. She was an active participant in the Freeport United Methodist church choir, and she lived her life with faith and good acts. I have lost a wonderful friend, and she will be missed by many.

Carol Rowley

Lynne A. Ralston
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019
Gordon and Rose....Please accept my very deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. How blessed you have been to have such a wonderful, intelligent and beautiful woman as the matriarch of your fabulous family. She was such a vibrant woman, who always had a beautiful smile on her face! May God grant you peace and comfort during this time, and always know that the legacy she passed onto all of you is that of love. God bless all of you, and may He hold you close to His heart...I know you are hurting right now. Much love, Lynne.

Gerald McQueen
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019

Countryside Garden was sent by Jerry and Ellen McQueen.

I have always had a hard time saying goodbye to a loved one, but knowing GOD was waiting at the gate to welcome her home is comforting. Her wonderful kindness, open heart to all will surly be missed by all who she has touched. God just needed a new voice in his heavenly choir. Aunt Grace you leave behind a trail of memories which will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my sweet Aunt Grace. Love Always, Jerry And Ellen McQueen

Eric Armstrong
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Congratulations, Mrs. McQueen on a life well lived. I was your neighbor when growing up in South Buffalo Twp.

Larry Renshaw
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
Cousin Grace was a wonderful person and brought smiles to everyone she knew. We will all miss her very much.

Jane Bures-Hunt
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Deb, Dianne, Gregg, Gordon, and Eleanor in the passing of your wonderful Mom/Sister. Having been a neighbor of hers at one time, she graciously provided the organ music when Fred and I were married in the Freeport Methodist Church in 1975. She lived a very full life, and will be missed by all of you, in addition to those of us who were honored to say we knew her. God Bless all of you. Jane

Mary Mateer
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Dear Deb and Family,
I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing, and especially your loss. I remember your mother as a vibrant, outgoing and energetic woman. I know you'll treasure your own memories of her presence in your life.
God's peace and comfort be with each of you in the days ahead.

W. J.
   Posted Mon May 20, 2019
To the Family:
My sympathy goes to all of you during your time of grief. May you all be comforted by the hope expressed in the Bible that one day soon our love ones can live again. Please read God’s promises at John 11:38,39,43-45 and Acts 24:15, ... there shall be a resurrection of the dead...

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