Francis Gerold Graham, age 91, passed away on Friday, April 12. 2019 at Rush CountyMemorial Hospital in LaCrosse, Kansas. Francis was born December 24, 1927 in Liberty, Illinois, the son of John Earl & Tenna “Fern” (Likes) Graham. A resident of Greeley County, Kansas since 1952 moving from Trinidad, Colorado, he was a former employee at Greeley County CO- OP and a farmer.
Francis served as City Clerk for the City of Horace, Kansas from the 1960’s through 1992. He was an avid golfer and member of Prairie Ridge Golf Course in Tribune, Kansas. Affectionately known as Papa, he also enjoyed bowling and playing Bingo.
On November 7, 1947 he married Violet Schenck at Neosho, Missouri. Violet passed away on March 9, 1991 in Tribune, Kansas.
Francis’s surviving family includes-
Lonnie Graham- Hays, Kansas
Larry & Alice Graham- Topeka, Kansas
Jerry & Gloria Graham- Hays, Kansas
Lesa & Kim Klozenbucher- LaCrosse, Kansas
Wilma Meador- Camp Point, Illinois
Twenty grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
And numerous nieces and nephews
His parents, wife, three sons, Kenny Graham, Billy Graham and Terry Graham, a daughter, Karen Piper, a grandson, Marc Graham, and four brothers, J.D. Burle, Rodell & Homer Graham precede him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am (MDT) Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Tribune, Kansas with Pastor Justin Sherer officiating.
Burial will be in Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune, Kansas.
Friends may call from noon until 8:00 pm Tuesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Tribune, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to Prairie Ridge Golf Course Building Fund in care of the funeral home.