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Pauline Tilly Graham

Pauline Tilly Graham, 90, passed away November 3, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

She was born March 28, 1922, the daughter of James and Dama Kelly of Huggins, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Wilford Graham; a son of two years and three months; her parents; four brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by one sister, B. Edna Wood of Cabool, Missouri; her children, Lorene and Wilbur Brill of Springfield, Missouri, Gene and Charles Garrison of Monett, Missouri, Rose Irene and Charles Allen of Norwood, Missouri, Linda and Dennis Gebeke of Spokane, Washington, Sally Norman of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, Floyd and Judy Graham of Mtn. View, Missouri, Claude and Rachelle Graham of Cabool, Delia Honniball of Castro Valley, California, David and Brenda Graham of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Charles and Tammy Graham of Cabool, Edna and David Woolard of Cabool, and Glenn Graham of Cabool; 43 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Pauline was a member of the Cabool congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She loved reading and studying God’s word and talking about the things she learned.

She was known for the great love she had for her family and also for being soft-spoken, kind, and generous. Her door and especially her kitchen were always open to friends and family.

Her hobbies were gardening, especially flower gardening, canning and she was an avid reader.

Visitation was held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at the funeral home.

Memorial services were held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Cabool.

Cremation was under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Interment will be at a later date, privately by family members in Jarrett Cemetery near Cabool.

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