OBERLIN -- Florence Graves, 81, died Wednesday (Oct. 24, 2001) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin.
She was born Jan. 25, 1920, at rural Jennings, Kan., to Frank and Anna (Fiala) Krizek. She grew up on a farm north of Jennings in Decatur County. She graduated from Jennings High School.
She married Vollie Kathka. He preceded her in death.
On Aug. 9, 1952, she married Herbert C. Graves at Oberlin. She was a homemaker, and babysat children for many years. She was a member of the Oberlin United Methodist Church, and the Rebekahs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; an infant brother, Jerry Krizek; and one grandson, Scott Mowrey.
Survivors include two daughters, Iris Benton and husband, Howard of Vienna, Vir., and Yvonne A. Rolfe and Lou Carrillo of Kinsley, Kan.; three brothers, Roger Krizek and wife, Coralee of McCook, Galen Krizek and wife, Joyce of Pueblo, Colo., and Francis Krizek and wife, Thresia of Oberlin; three sisters, Goldie Moore of Loveland, Colo., Aleen Scott and husband, Don of Oberlin, and Lela Benton and husband, Jack of Oberlin; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be Monday, 10 a.m., at Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin with the Rev. Doub Hasty officiating. Interment will be at the Big Timber Cemetery at rural Jennings.
Visitation will be Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Cedar Living Center.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of the arrangements.