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V. Marcella Grant

November 9, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

V. Marcella "Wink" Grant (nee Witt) passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 27, 2012, at The Arbors, Marietta, Ohio, following an extended illness.

Born July 28, 1924, and raised in Parkersburg, Marcella graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1942 and later attended Ohio State University, Columbus, where she majored in art. Before her illness, she was a long-time Belpre, Ohio, resident.

Throughout her life she worked as a bookkeeper and was corporate treasurer and part owner of Grant's Inc., Parkersburg. She retired from Vanguard Paints, Marietta in 1993.

Marcella was active in multiple organizations including as Brownie troop leader, vacation bible school art teacher, Belpre Women's Club, Job's Daughters music director and guardian treasurer, and was a former officer in the Order of Eastern Star, Belpre Chapter #541.

She was confirmed in Trinity Episcopal Church, Parkersburg, but also belonged to Pioneer Presbyterian Church, Belpre where she was a member of the Joanna Circle and served as a deacon.

She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin R. Grant Jr., former Belpre City Auditor, her parents Lela A. and H.E. Witt Sr., several cousins and a beloved dog Libbet.

Surviving are daughter Lexiann Grant (husband James Snider), central W.Va., and brother H.E. "Bud" Witt (wife Jean) of Columbus, Ohio.

Her memorial service is Saturday, Nov. 10 in Trinity Episcopal Church, 430 Juliana St., Parkersburg at 2 p.m.. Family and friends gathering will immediately follow the service in the Memorial Library till 4 p.m. Graveside services will be set for a later date.

Donations may be made in her memory to the W.Va. chapter of the Alzheimer's Association at or by calling 1-800-272-3900; The Humane Society of Parkersburg at or phone 304-422-5541; or to other dementia research and support organizations or companion animal rescue groups of your choice.

Arrangements by Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at



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