Frances "Marlene" Grant

October 27, 1933July 22, 2018
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Frances “Marlene” Grant, 84 of Falling Waters, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018. She was a resident at Elmcroft Assisted Living. Born October 27, 1933 in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Tabler. Marlene and her identical twin, Mary Arlene, and older sibling, Donna Jean were raised at a very young age by their Uncle Dan and Aunt Margaret Sullivan who were wonderful and caring to the three little girls. The family lived on Hooge Street next door to the school. Marlene and her sisters spent many summers growing up at their uncle and aunt’s summer cabin on the Potomac River in Falling Waters. They enjoyed swimming, water skiing, and exploring on “Duck Island.” She married William “Bill” Grant in 1954 and resided in Falling Waters for 60 years. She was a homemaker and wonderful cook and loved playing BINGO. She and Bill traveled extensively during their retirement years with the Dupont Retirees to many states in the US and an Eastern Caribbean Cruise. Marlene is survived by her daughter, Deborah R. Bond and husband, Earl; three grandchildren whom she loved dearly: Chad William Grant, Eric Matthew Bond, and Megan Diane Smith; four great-grandchildren: Alivia Grant, Alexa Smith, and Everett and Wyatt Bond; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Grant (1998); two sons: William Keith Grant (2004) and Daniel Douglas Grant (2013); and her siblings: Mary Arlene, Donna Jean, and David Tabler. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 5-7pm at Rosedale Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at noon at the funeral home. Interment will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 26, 2018

Frances "Marlene" Grant

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Brittany Myers

July 23, 2018

It was such a true honor to care for Mrs. Grant on night shift at Elmcroft. She was always an absolute delight to walk into the room to. Always smiling, always offering us flattering compliments to show us her appreciation, and always telling us she loved us before we left her room. I'm truly heartbroken over her passing. She was definitely a precious gem that I will personally not forget. I send my thoughts and prayers to her entire family during this difficult time.