Theodore Graham

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Theodore W. Graham, 88, of Advance, formerly of McClure, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born April 24, 1922, in Catron, Mo., to Walter and Janie Norilla MacCaulley Graham. He and Levena Johnson were married Jan. 4, 1946, at New Madrid, Mo. She passed away Feb. 7, 2000.

Graham was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps.

He was a farmer in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois.

Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn (Steven) Frey of Morley, Mo., Bonnie (Avery) Mouser of McClure, Barbara Graham of Glenpool, Okla.; four sons, Woodrow R. (Rose) Graham of McClure, Theodore A. (Tammy) Graham of Eagle, Idaho, Ronnie L. (Merry) Graham and Christopher L (Nancy) Graham of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents; wife; a son, Michael W. Graham; four brothers; and two sisters.

Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lucien Bozarth officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery in McClure, with full military honors by Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 in Anna, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be given to Arthritis Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.