Obituaries: Susan Graham

OTTUMWA – Susan E. Graham, 74, of 1225 42nd St. SE Apt. 313 in Cedar Rapids, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 2:02 a.m. November 12, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

The daughter of Lyle and Faye Arnold, she was born October 20, 1943 in Ottumwa.  She married James K. Graham on April 6, 1966.

A graduate of Keota High School in 1961, she had worked at Ottumwa Hospital.

She had been a member of First Church of the Open Bible in Ottumwa and was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with family.

Surviving is her husband, Jim; two sons, Shawn (Jo) Graham of Ely and Curtis (Michel) Graham of Swisher; four grandchildren, Zachary (Christina), Ian, Ashleigh (Glen) and Sarah; two great- grandsons, Orin and Kinnick; two sisters, Renae (Earl) Hanes of Ottumwa and Debbie (Butch) Martin of Scottsdale, AZ.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Christine Carlo, Mary Kearney and Toni Jones.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Hornback officiating.  Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation will be open at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Valley Humane Society in Cedar Rapids.