LEWISTON — A public memorial visitation followed by a celebration of life service remembering and honoring the life and lifetime of Marsha Ann Graef of Lewiston was held Saturday morning, Nov. 21, at the East Auburn Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roger Cousineau officiating.

Jenny Randolph was the pianist and soloist Randy Corey sang “Treasure.” The speakers were her brother, Stephen Graef, Julie Roche-Simplicio (Bates ’91 varsity player), Adrienne Shibles (Bates ’91; Bates women’s basketball player; head coach Bowdoin women’s basketball), Kevin McHugh (athletic director Bates College, colleague and friend) and Robin Sheppard (retired association athletic director; Trinity College; retired senior women’s administrator (SWA), colleague and friend).

A video clip of Marsha’s testimony was shared followed by her brother, Stephen Graef, who played a piano solo “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” At the conclusion of the service, a comfort reception was offered by the church hospitality committee. A memorial video tribute was played at the beginning and conclusion of services and may be viewed on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

A private family inurnment will be held at the Mullin Cemetery in Urich, Mo., next weekend. Cremation and memorial services were in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center, Cremation Service and Funeral Home, 308 Franklin Road, Jay.


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