Sheila Coughlin McGraw, 86, of Tidioute, died Sunday August 4, 2013 in the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence in Warren. She was born February 12, 1927 in Dans-ville, NY, the daughter of the late Francis M. and Mary Connors Coughlin. She lived most of her life in Tidioute where she gra-duated from high school in 1945. Prior to her retire-ment in 1992 she had been employed at Blair Corpora-tion for 17 years. She was a member of St. John’s Ro-man Catholic Church in Tidioute.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Joseph F. McGraw in 1995, a grandson Conor McGraw in 1989, a brother Francis E. Coughlin, a sis-ter Michelle Coughlin Ma-tie, and a brother Charles J. Coughlin.
She is survived by four daughters and three sons, Mary Jo (John) Rondinelli of Pleasantville, Janice L. (the late Alan) Petro of Pittsburgh, Susan A. (Timothy) Winger of Clarendon, Margaret A. (Dale) Weller of Kellett-ville, John C. (Cheryl) McGraw of Macedonia, OH, Hugh A. (Sheila) McGraw of Piedmont, SC and Joseph E. McGraw of Warren. She is also sur-vived by two sisters Mary Fleckenstein of Webster, NY and Genevieve Knight of Tidioute, seventeen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. John’s Church in Tidioute on Friday, August 9 at 12:00 noon. Friends will be received at St. John’s Center for the two hours prior to the Mass. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Tidioute Public Library, 197 Main Street, Tidioute Pa., Hospice of Warren County, P.O Box 68, War-ren, Pa. 16365, or to Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231. Funeral ar-rangements have been made through the James M. Higgins Funeral Home, 3 Elm Street, Tidioute, Pa.