Mary Linda Graham passed away on November 25, 2020, at Imperial, MO. She was born on June 20th, 1942, in Mill Spring, MO. Mary was married on July 2, 1960 to Carl Rural Graham. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1998.
She and Carl lived a good rich family life for 38 years as they resided along with their three children in Imperial, MO. She was preceded in death by her father, James E. Cates, her mother, Ruth Elizabeth Cates nee Smith, her sisters: Frieda Geneva Graham and Ava Joyce Meyers.
She is survived by children: Danny Carl Graham and wife Elizabeth of Greenville, SC, Carol Ann Benefield and husband John of Puryear, TN, Mikel Eugene Graham and wife Karen of Herculaneum; grandchildren: Kalib Joseph Graham, Carlee Michaela Alexandra Graham, Lauren Nicole Graham and Connor Daniel Graham; brothers: James E. Cates and wife Jamie of Bridgeton, MO and Stephen Cates and wife Rhonda of Piedmont, MO.
Mary had a passionate love for God, and she loved being a student of His Word all her life. She loved her family deeply and cherished the memories she made with each one. Mary had such a strong passion for flower gardening and nature itself.
She will be greatly missed by all her family.
A private graveside service was held for her on at 9:00 am, Monday, November 29th, 2020. The service was officiated by Pastor Richard Sanders. Burial followed. Online condolences:www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
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