Robert F. Graham, 73


Robert Frank Graham, 73, of Minerva, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, in the Arbors of Minerva after a brief illness.

Born July 17, 1942, in Sandstone, WV, along with an infant twin brother who was deceased at birth, he was a son of Russell and Leoma (Gwinn) Graham.Robert Graham obit

He was a longtime employee of Minerva Wax Paper and worked for AutoZone in Minerva and Alliance. He graduated from Carrollton High School in 1960 and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minerva and a former member of Minerva Eagles and Minerva VFW Auxiliary.

He is survived by a son, Jon Graham of Minerva; four stepdaughters; two sisters, Mary Haupt of Alliance and Lula (Carl) Hepner of Carrollton; and a granddaughter, Alexzandra Graham.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Macie Borland and Louise Shafer; five brothers, James, Roger, Scott Graham and two infant brothers.

Funeral services will be held Jan. 5 at 12 p.m. in Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Rev. Steven Woyen officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be two hours prior to services from 10 a.m. till 12 noon.

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