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2011-09-14 / Obituaries

Grace Ida Critoph, founding member of area church


Critoph Critoph Grace Ida Critoph, 101, of Amherst, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011.

Mrs. Critoph graduated from Bennett High School and the University of Buffalo with a degree in home economics.

She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, and she and her husband were founding members of Christ United Methodist Church in Snyder.

Mrs. Critoph enjoyed gardening, canning and sewing.

She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Richard and Lois Williams; two sons, Don and Russell; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Christ United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o ElderWood-Wedgewood, 4459 Bailey Ave.

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