Marion C. Graves, 88

Marion C. Graves, 88, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Florida passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. She was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Newark, Del., to the late Frank Morris and Elizabeth Higgins Morris.

Graves was a member of Bethany Community Church in Laurel, Del., the Elsmere Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary in Elsmere, Del., and Eastern Star. She loved to play cards and spend time with her family and friends. Graves was a sweet lady who would do anything for anybody, always had a kind word and had a gentle soul. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Graves was also preceded in death by seven siblings. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Charles E. Graves of Millsboro; five children, Sandra L. Graves of Millsboro, Janice M. Vickers and her husband, William H. III, of Millsboro, Charles L. Graves and his wife, Beverly, of Georgetown, Del., Marion “Patty” Graves of Millsboro and Deborah A. Hoover and her husband, Robert T. Jr., of Wilmington; 10 grandchildren, Billy, Tina, Kate, Lenny, Kirtis, John, Michael, Jesse, Bobby and Amber; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service was scheduled Jan. 22, 2017, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to Bethany Community Church, c/o Janice Vickers; 19930 Lowes Crossing Rd.; Millsboro, DE 19966. Condolences may be sent online at