Pearl M. Graf

June 07, 1929 ‒ February 16, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Pearl Graf was the definition of a lady and Christian woman. Pearl M. Graf, 91, of Galion passed into her Lord’s presence on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 surrounded by her family.

She was born June 7, 1929 in Martel, Ohio and was the daughter of LeRoy and Edna (Quesenberry) Loyer. Pearl married Kenneth J. Graf, who was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Worden, on July 17, 1948 and they enjoyed 52 years of marriage until his passing on July 6, 2000.

Pearl graduated from Martel High School in 1947. She was a long-time and active church member of Grace Point in Galion, being a member of the Church Missionary Society. Pearl was also a member of the Current News Club and a former volunteer at Kingwood Center and taught for the Religious Education Program at Galion Schools. She was known for always sending cards to people for birthdays and other occasions and was a life-long friend and servant to others.

Pearl is survived by a daughter, Susan (Jerry) Seiter of Ashland; sons Kirk (Mavi) Graf of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and John (Dianne) Graf of Grand Rapids, Michigan; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a brother Clark “Gale” Loyer of Galion.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter Kathy Lynn Graf; a grandson, Benjamin Lee Seiter; sisters Betty Stockwell and Kathleen Sharrock and a brother, Kensil Loyer.

There will be a Celebration of Life, July 24, 2021 at Grace Point, 683 portland Way North, Galion, Ohio  44833,  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galion Public Library or religious education at Galion City Schools in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Pearl Graf, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • Oh such a sweet lady. Loved running into her just to talk. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the whole family.

  • Pearl was a beautiful woman and a beautiful soul. I will forever remember her as an ideal role model and encourager. She would send me cards and little presents every time I moved, and was one of my favorite people to find for a hug on Sunday mornings. So grateful for the life she lived and her consistent example of love and grace ❤️

  • To the Graf Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Pearl. What a wonderful woman, wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Loved Pearl , so sorry for your loss. She was the sweetest lady. Pearl was always so caring and she loved to send people cards and pray for you when you were sick. Heaven has gained another Angel! She will be missed at Church! ❤️🙏 Love Ed and Linda Jones

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of attending church with Pearl for several years. And I also had the privilege of serving with her in Religious Education. What a dear sweet lady. She will be greatly missed. I will look forward to seeing her again in heaven. May God comfort each one of you! Sheryl Saunders

  • Pearl was special, an angel on earth. Her presence in my life as a Sunday School teacher when I was a little girl meant so much to me. She was always just so positive and radiated kindness and empathy. I had just gotten a card from her a few weeks back, and I’m so glad I kept it. She made a difference and I’m blessed to have known her.

  • I always looked for Pearl at church and always wanted to say hi. She was such a sweet lady and always cared about everyone. She always asked how the kids were doing. When I think of church I think of her. She will be missed always.

  • So many great memories of Pearl. James loved looking for her in church. Knowing she always had a small candy of some kind. Even as James grew up she was always a face he looked for, her cards and gifts were a true blessing. I remember one Valentines James gave her a carnation and James said she had a tear. 2 weeks later she came up to James and said “I still have the carnation.” James said that “they are a hardy flower. “ Pearl was a hardy strong and beautiful Christian woman. Blessed to have had her in our lives.
    Dawn Burkholder
    James Burkholder

  • Pearl was a great source of encouragement and a role model of the kind of Christian woman I want to be. I am so thankful for her influence in my life and the lives of others, and for the time she spent teaching Sunday school, sharing her sweet, strong spirit with the children. She was always so good with them–with everyone. What a wonderful lady….I was blessed to know her! Prayers for your family, but how blessed you are to know you will see her in Heaven again one day!

  • Our condolences to Pearl and Kenny’s family.
    We were neighbors for many years and very blessed to know your family. God bless!

  • Sorry for your loss. Pearl was a very sweet lady always stopped and spoke to our family in church every Sunday.liked talking to our grandson Thomas about books.She will be missed.

  • Pearl was one in a million. She is one of my spiritual heroes. She knew how to love people so well and always cared in the sincerest way possible. I will dearly miss her, her hugs and the influence she had not only in my life but in the life of our kids. Pearl was a constant encourager! Love to think of her smile as she was welcomed in for a great homecoming today! So blessed to have known her my whole life. Praying for you all as you both grieve her passing and celebrate her life.

  • Pearl was a precious woman. She radiated the love of Jesus in everything that she did. She also made wonderful cookies and was a great hostess. She touched many young lives for Jesus through her volunteering with the Galion Weekday Religious Education classes. We know that she is rejoicing over being at home with Jesus, her Lord and Savior. Our love and prayers are with each of you.

  • I have been so Blessed to have Pearl in my life. She always had a wonderful smile whenever I visited her or saw her at church. I loved receiving notes from her always with a scripture reference.
    My Marley had a wonderful friendship with Pearl who she called Purple and that always put a smile on her face!
    Rest In Peace dear friend!

  • Beautiful lady and human being.
    Rest In Peace.
    Always in my heart.
    My deepest condolences to all family.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the family for this mighty woman of God. She ran the race well, my good and faithful servant.

    Blessings and Prayers,
    Denny and Monica Strickler

  • I only knew Pearl for a short time. But she was the kind of lady that I want to strive to become. Her kindness, love and love of God just beamed from her smile. She will be greatly missed by so many. Her family can be so proud of her. She was one of a kind.

  • Pearl was a beautiful human being. Always a kind word and a genuine smile.
    Heartfelt sympathy to her family.
    Lisa Dye

  • What a gentle, sweet-spirited soul. We always looked forward to the sincere welcome and loving hugs. We fell in love with her our first day at Gracepoint. She exudes warmth and a sense that says we matter. I am a Pearl- wanna be!

    Our sincere sympathy to her family.

  • My heart and prayers are with the Graf family. While it had been many years since our paths crossed I remember she and Kenny while growing up in the Martel church. My aunt Romalene and I were just talking about her on the 14th and then today I saw the posting on facebook. She was a great lady…

  • To Kirk and the entire family ,
    I am so sad to know I will not see Pearl sitting at the front of the church every Sunday. What a lovely person ! I am so blessed to have cultivated a friendship with her that went beyond GracePoint. Our phone conversations were so uplifting. She encouraged me in ways that no one else could, and I can only hope that, in some small way, I did the same for her. She loved the Lord and served Him well. What a fine example. God Bless all of you as you remember your mother with love and gratitude for all she was.

    Glenn and Marsha (McCracken) Cheesman

  • Pearl was such a lovely christian woman. I remember taking Pearl to plays at Marion Correctional, She enjoyed them so much. I enjoyed seeing her at Grace Point Church
    for last 30 to 40 years. Such a good influence on so many people.

    Donna Wilson

  • Pearl was a very special lady in my life. She was my Sunday School teacher growing up and was one of the kindest people I have ever known. I was completely enamored with her growing up. When I saw her as an adult she aleays had a bright smile and hug to offer. She lived her faith and she touched the lives of so many people by her example.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the family of Pearl M.Graf
    We met Pearl by attending Grace Point with our
    daughter , Dawn Burkholder and grandson James. Pearl brought joy to our hearts just to know her.We are grateful to God to have had Pearl in our life.

  • Kirk, Jon, and Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Pearl was a radiant lady who always had a positive outlook and beautiful smile for all of us! She made the world a better place.

  • Pearl was a wonderful church friend and lady. I am so privileged to have know her and will miss her warm smile and conversation at church. I will also remember her as John and Susie mother when we went to Renschville school. God comfort all of you

  • Pearl was a “pearl” in every sense of the word. A kind, caring, generous, loving lady of faith. Ir was an honor to have known her and eaten at her table as well as sing at the Free Methodist Church where she had been a member. Her testimony was one of faithfulness and family first.

    My deepest condolences and prayers go to her sister, children, family and friends. She was one of a kind, a genuine person who cared about others and her world, making everyone around her realize her great faith for God and mankind. God has another angel at heaven’s port.