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Graham, Jean

d. September 1, 2012

Jean Graham, age 83, of Athens, passed away on August 29, 2012 at Villa West in Sherman, IL. She is survived by a daughter Cindy (Steve) Nance of Athens, and a son Dr. Todd (Julie) Graham of South Bend, IN; Six grandchildren, Lindsay Wahl, Megan Kacholia, Nicholas Nance, and Travis, Elena & Jacqueline Graham; 3 Great-grandchildren, Lauren & Madeline Wahl, and Neel Kacholia.

Jean was born November 26, 1928, the daughter of Thomas and Nora Ingram Stott

Jean married Jack Graham on April 9, 1950 at the Athens Christian Church. He preceded her in death on February 26, 2003. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Austin Stott and a sister, Dorothy Christie. Jean was a member of the Athens Christian Church for many years.

She worked for the Athens School District as a secretary to Curt Benanti for close to 20 years. She served as a chorister for the preschool at Athens Christian Church.

Visitation will be held at Athens Christian Church, where friends may call from 10:00 AM until time of funeral service at 11:00 AM on Saturday.

Rev. Ken Gennicks is officiating the service.

Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Memorials can be made to the Athens Christian Church or to Villa West in Sherman.


  1. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. She dearly loved her family and church family. Many fond memories of Jean and her many years of service to the children of ACC. I would be curious to know how many hundreds of children’s lives she touched through her love for Christ and her years of service. When I learned of Jean’s death, the first thing that came to mind, is that she is reunited with Jack once more. I am happy for her reunion and sad for your loss. For now, we continue to love those who are near and dear and look forward to the reunion we will all have one day with those who have gone on before. I will be praying for peace, comfort, strength and rest in the days ahead for you and your family.

    Owen Englin

  2. Dear Cindy and Todd and families, Your mother was such a lovely lady. Always beautiful. Always cheerful and friendly and a beacon of brightness when our paths often crossed at AHS. I will be out of town on Saturday but I wanted to say hello this way and extend my deepest sympathy to both of you and your families. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mary Jane Hurie

  3. Cindy and Steve and family, So sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved mom. Karen and I send our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Michael and Karen Beckmann

  4. Cindy & Steve and Family, My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family with the loss of your mom. I know the last few years have a been a trying time for you all. If there is anything you ever need, please let me know. Sincerely, Richard

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