GRAVES, Cena 1882-1949
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/27/2016 at 19:22:07
Mrs. John Graves Dies Suddenly
Mrs. John H. Graves died suddenly at her home in Grundy Center about 7:30 Monday morning. Death came very suddenly following a heart attack. About 7 o'clock in the morning she got up to check the furnace draft and then returned to bed. A little later she called Kittie Deeds, who had been staying with her, that she was sick and asked that she send for her son Ralph. Mrs. Graves died a few moments after her son arrived. A year ago she suffered a paralytic stroke from which she seemed to have completely recovered and was doing her housework again. On Christmas she prepared the family dinner. She would have been 68 years old had she lived until the 14th of next January.
Mrs. Graves' maiden name was Cena Pabst. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pabst. She was born on a Lincoln township farm and she grew up there. On March 31st, 1904, she and John H. Graves were married. For four years they lived on a farm north of Grundy Center. They then moved to a farm in South Dakota where they lived seven years. They then returned to Grundy county and he entered the farm machinery business with August Meier. In 1926 they moved back to a Lincoln township farm. Five years later they returned to make their
Mrs. Graves' husband died on July 2nd of this year. One son, John, was killed in an automobile accident while he was on his way to a football game in Cedar Rapids. Others who preceded her in death were her parents and three brothers.
Surviving are one son, Ralph, of Grundy Center, and one daughter, Mrs. Robert Finalyson, Indianapolis, Ind. There are two granddaughters. Other surviving relatives are her brothers John and Ralph, and one sister, Mrs. Gretta Amburn.
A short funeral service was held at the Engelkes funeral home at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon and later at Bethany Presbyterian church, Grundy Center. Rev. F. J. Langenberg officiated at the service. Organ music was provided by Mrs. J. C. Stachour, and two vocal numbers were sung by Mrs. W. H. Kruse and Russell Kruse. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 December 1949, pg 1
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