VeteranHarry Graham

Harry Richard "Red" Graham, 76, of Havana died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton.

He was born Feb. 27, 1925, in rural Lewistown, a son of Harry C. and Dorothy Barnes Graham. He married Mary Lou Stockham on Oct. 22, 1943, in Palmyra, Mo. She died Nov. 29, 1998.

He also was preceded in death by one son, Randy, two brothers and one sister.

Surviving are six sons, Roger (and Linda) of Ipava, Tim (and Donna) of Astoria, Monte (and Janet) of rural Havana, and Gary (and Ruth), Ned (and Michelle) and Rick (and Tracy), all of Lewistown; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Max of Canton; and two sisters, Dorothy Batterton of Astoria and Rose Anderson of Vermont.

A World War II Navy veteran, he was a life member of Lewistown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5001.

A member of Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 12 in Peoria, he was a cement finisher, retiring in 1985. He also had farmed in rural Lewistown for many years.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. Rev. Kevin Kessler will officiate. Burial will be in Summum Cemetery in Summum, where military rites will be conducted by his VFW post and American Legion Post 1.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/14/2001

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