Gerald Graves

Gerald R. Graves

June 24, 1939 - October 20, 2019
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Gerald R. Graves, 80, of Marysville, died Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He enjoyed working on old cars, going to car shows and cruise-ins and working on puzzles. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, was a charter member of the Marysville Moose #1651, serving 5 times as governor, was past president of the Marysville Jaycees and was a member of the Marysville Elks #1130.
A 1957 graduate of Marysville High School, he worked for Krogers, Stocksdaleā€™s and Honda, where he retired. He also worked at Mannasmith Funeral Home.
He served in the Ohio National Guard from 1957-1965.
Born June 24, 1939 in Marysville, he was the son of the late Albert and Edith (Rausch) Graves. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Ken; a brother, Robert; and sisters-in-law, Eleanor Graves and Yvonne Morrow.
On November 16, 1958 in Centerburg, his cousin Rev. Graves married him and the little girl he met on the school bus in grade school, E. Diane Harper and she survives in Marysville. Also surviving are his children, Terri (Ray) Myers of Marysville, Jill (Jason) Elson of Marysville and Wayne (Jenny) Graves of Marysville; grandchildren, Tim Shreve, Corey Shreve, Shiann (Travis) Young, Savana Myers, Nikki Graves, Kyle Mershon, Tyler (Whitley) Mershon and Piper Graves; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Roland (Steve Hodgson) Graves of Marysville and a brother-in-law, David (Thelma) Harper of Broadway.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Reverend Barry Scott will officiate and burial will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 P.M. Friday, October 25, 2019 at Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel. Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 25, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, October 25, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel
    621 W. Fifth St.
    MARYSVILLE, OH 43040
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:00am
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    311 E. 6th St
    MARYSVILLE, OH 43040
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    Reverend Barry Scott
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:00pm
    Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
    13901 SR 736
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Scott Hart, Mooseheart, IL

Posted at 09:08am
We are so sorry on your loss of a great man in Gerald. We are also so thankful that you shared his life with the Moose fraternity. Through his leadership, generous heart and spirit of service, the children at Mooseheart and seniors at Moosehaven were blessed immensely. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn his loss and celebrate a life well lived.

Joan Tolle

Posted at 04:32pm
Always wore a smile and gave great hugs

Kimberly Graves

Posted at 03:08pm
Thoughts and prayers for the family we love you! Kim Graves, Rob Wilson, Clay Wright, Sabrina, Matt, and Carter Shumsky
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Shirley May Leibold

Posted at 11:02am
So sorry to hear about Gerald. He was a great - great man. He did a lot for our community and he will be missed! Mark and Shirley Leibold

Roger and Tina Francis

Posted at 04:30pm
We wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. We will always cherish the time we were able to spend with Gerald. Sending our love...
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