Elmer Gratton

Unknown newspaper, Feb. 1952
Submitted by Mike McMullen 

Funeral Services Are Held Thursday For Elmer Gratton

Funeral services for Elmer Gratton were held in the Bouton Memorial home Thursday, February 26, Rev. James J. Gross of the Methodist church was in charge of services. Mrs. Hall sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus.” Interment was in the Dunlap Prospect cemetery.

Elmer A. Gratton was born near Dunlap April 14, 1891 and passed away very suddenly February 23 at the age of 61 years. He was the son of James and Mary Jane Graydon Gratton. His mother died at the time of his birth and he was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Adkinson of Dunlap.

He was married it Lorena M. McKee September 10, 1917 in Peoria and was a resident of Peoria county all his life. Surviving are his wife and five children; Mrs. Wilma Danes of Washington, Ill., Mrs. Belva Sturm, Bernard, Edwin and Donald, all of Dunlap; four grandchildren; three brothers and one sister.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister and one brother.

Pallbearers were Norris Fox, Elliott Keller, Charles Turner, William Seiple, Fabian Colgan and Bert Pullen


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