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Ralph L. Graves

Visitation:
Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Richard Smith.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Lick Creek Cemetery in Perry, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Robert Murrell, Phillip Kuda, Monte Moss, Jim Graves, Bobby Moss, Paul Evans and Jack Moss. Honorary pallbearer was Harley Hayes.

Ralph Lee Graves passed away at noon on Thursday, May 1, 2008 near his home in rural Farber, Missouri as the result of a farm tractor accident.

Born: October 18, 1930 in Canton, Missouri the son of Ollie and Lola (Long) Graves.

Married: Mildred E. Meranda in Hannibal; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Mildred of rural Farber, Missouri; three daughters: Joan and husband, Roger James of St. Charles, Missouri; June Graves of Mexico, Missouri; Judy Hayes of Brashear, Missouri; one half-brother, Glen Leake of Vandalia, Missouri; two sisters, Jo and husband, Bob Moss of Vandalia; Helen Griffith of Vandalia and one half-sister, Nellie Lent of Vandalia; four grandchildren: April and Bob Biehl; Rachel and Dale Hinton; Rob Murrell and Harley Hayes; six great-grandchildren: Zachary and Haley Hinton; Damien and Dalton Biehl; Emily and Austin Murrell; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: three brothers: Jerry Graves, Merl Graves and Bill Graves; two half-brothers: Marcel Leake and Lloyd Leake; one sister: Alice Kuda and one half-sister: Eva Pearl Leake.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 972, Mexico, Missouri 65265-0972.


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