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James Orson Graves
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1917
Johnson County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 16, 1992
Monroe County
Wisconsin, USA

James O. Graves, 74, formerly of Chicago Heights, Ill., died on Sat. May 16, 1992, in St. Mary's Hospital in Sparta. He was born Oct 17, 1917, in Goreville, Ill., to Raleigh and Bertha (Francies) Graves. He married Doris Heser on May 31, 1939, in Jackson, Missouri. He worked as a baker for the Silver Cup Bakery in Chicago for 24 years. He later worked as a custodian for the Crete Monee High School, Crete, Ill., until his retirement in 1981. Jim and his wife moved to the Rolling Hills Nursing Home on May 4 1992. He is survived by his wife, Doris, of Rolling Hills Nursing Home, Sparta; two daughters, Judy Eastham of Chicago Heights, Ill., and Carolyn Kempt of Country Club Hills, Ill.; two sisters, Thelma Finley of Homewood, Ill. and Verbal Wolner of Marion, Ill.; one sister in law, Mrs. Van (Vila) Evans of Tomah; nine grand-children and six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Hollice, and one brother, LeLand.
Funeral services were held today (Thursday), May 21, 1992, at 12:00 p.m. in the Ninneman-Steele Funeral Home. The Rev. Wesley Schirmer officiated and burial was in the Town of LaGrange Cemetery. Visitation was held on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until time of the service. 
Family links: 
  Orson Rolla Graves (1881 - 1918)
  Bertha Ann Francis Graves (1886 - 1978)
  Doris Ardale Heser Graves (1916 - 1992)
LaGrange Cemetery
Monroe County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Nov 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100528009
James Orson Graves
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