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Obits > 1947 - Chester Graham


Thursday, February 13, 1947, 1;3


Funeral services for Chester E Graham were held in the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at two o’clock following a short prayer service at the Parent chapel. Rev. Vernon Gibb, the pastor of the church of which Chester was a member, delivered a message of comfort using Job 1:21, “The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away” for his text.

Two favorite hymns, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Asleep in Jesus” were sung by Mrs. Maynard Peterson and Mrs. Theodore Beyer accompanied by Mrs. Glenn Carlson.

Burial was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery with Leverne and John Foy of Walnut, George Thompson and Jack Garland of Nachusa, Asael Tonkinson and Raymond Foy serving as pallbearers.

Mr. Graham passed away at 7:30 P.M. Thursday, February 6, at the Home hospital in Sterling where he was taken that afternoon. He had been ill since Monday.

Among those from out of town who attended the services were Mrs. Esther Buchanan of Dixon; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wrangler, John and Leverne Foy of Walnut; Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Garland and daughter of Nachusa; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thompson of Rochelle; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Renner and Harry Dean of Rock Island; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hines of Rock Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Sanders of Clinton, Iowa.

Chester Emmons Graham was born in Tampico, Ill. On August 22, 1912 and lived here all of his life with the exception of 12 years which were spent in Iowa, eight of these years being lived in Danbury, Iowa.

He was a member of the Baptist church, having joined early in childhood, and attended school in Danbury and Tampico.

He was employed at the Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling.

He leaves to mourn his passing his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Young; a brother, Darrell; a nephew, Charles Eugene; two aunts, Mrs. Claude Love and Mrs. Homer Burns, all of Tampico; one aunt, Mrs. Esther Buchanan of Dixon. Also, many cousins and friends of Tampico and friends at Danbury, Iowa.

His father, Howard D. Graham, passed away March 17, 1923, and one brother Mervyn, on August 12, 1934.

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