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Jean Graham

November 26, 1919 — October 12, 2012

Jean I. Graham Jean I. Graham, age 92, of Marysville died Friday, October 12, 2012, in the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County. She was retired from O.M. Scotts & Sons where she worked for over 17 years as an office assistant and laborer. She formerly served as a school cook with Broadway Schools for 10 years. She was a member of the New Dover United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and had attended Watkins High School. She traveled extensively and was able to visit all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. She loved sports and was a loyal fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, especially the women's basketball team, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Marysville High School softball team. She was born November 26, 1919 in Milford Center to the late Glenn and Hazel Ullom Garey. She married Walter Graham on May 4, 1937 in Rutland, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on December 6, 1977. She was also preceded in death by a son, William E. "Bill" Graham; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Graham; a granddaughter, Cherynn Reebel, a step-granddaughter, Sarah Diamond, a step-grandson, Terry Sanders, a great-grandson, Joel Graham; 3 sisters, Ruth Graham, Betty Forsythe, and Mary Duff; and a brother, William Garey. Survivors include her daughter, Avolee (Harry) Fowler, Ft. Myers, FL; 2 sons, Robert (Marilyn) Graham, Marysville; and Wayne Graham, Ft. Myers, FL; 10 Grandchildren: Jeffrey (Greta) Graham, Michael Graham, Brad Shumway, Angela Fowler, Sonya (Dan) Coover, Bruce (Linda) Fowler, Lynette (Woodrow) Hamilton, Leeanne (Edward) McEntire, and Roggan and Amy Lynn Graham; a grandson-in-law, Andy Reebel; 3 Step-granddaughters, Colleen (Dave) Speicher, Sandy (Rick) Bushong, and Liz (Mike) Ripley; 17 Great-grandchildren; 10 Step-great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Mannasmith Funeral Home, 621 W. 5th St., Marysville, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Reverend Dawn Swartz will officiate and burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Dover United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
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