James Graves

Unknown newspaper, March 1957
Submitted by Mike McMullen 

Last Rites For James H. Graves Will Be Thursday

Last rites for James H Graves, 58, a prominent Wyoming farmer who died in the Methodist hospital in Peoria at 5 p.m. Monday, will be held in the Wyoming Congregational church at 2 p.m., with Joseph W. Carroll, pastor of the church, officiating. Masonic rites will be conducted by the Wyoming AF & AM lodge 479. Interment will be in the Wyoming cemetery.

Wyoming resident were shocked Monday morning to learn of the serious illness of Mr. Graves, who apparently suffered a stroke about 4 o’clock that morning. He was taken to the Methodist hospital and passed away that evening.

A son of Simeon Arthur and Susan A. Cornell Graves, he was born in Stark county October 30, 1903. He attended the local schools and was graduated from the Wyoming Community high school. He was united in marriage to Margaret Hibbard in November 1933.

He had been a member of the Sandham Community Consolidated grade school board of education for the past nine years. He was a member of the Wyoming Masonic lodge, the Scottish Rite body of Peoria and the Mohammed Shrine.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Sue Ann Dehoruty of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, John and William; his father; one grandchild; and two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Dixon and Mrs. Emma King of Wyoming.

Preceding him in death were his mother and a brother William.

Friends may call at the Cox Memorial Home after 4 p.m. today and the body will lie in state in the Congregational church for an hour before the services.

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