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Irene Graf

Monday, July 26, 2010

July 20, 1922-July 23, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, Naebraska -- Irene Graf, 88, died Friday (July 23, 2010) at the Tri-Valley Health System (Cambridge Manor).

She was born in Antonino, Kansas on July 20, 1922, to George and Martha (Haas) Pfannenstiel.

She was united in marriage to Richard Graf on June 27, 1943. Richard and Irene farmed north of Holbrook until retirement. Irene lived in Holbrook for several years before moving to Cambridge. After her husband's death, she attended and graduated from reflexology school in Denver, Colorado.

Irene was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She enjoyed conversation around a cup of coffee. Irene was known for her wit and humor. She enjoyed bowling. She played the harmonica for the residents at the manor. Irene enjoyed driving her white Chevy around town.

She was preceded in death by her husband, in 1983; parents; sisters, Bertha, Euphercina, Evelyn, Pauline, and Thresa; and brothers, Melvin, Isidore, Wendlyn, Alfred and Joseph.

Irene is survived by two sons, Leslie and wife, Nenita of Cambridge; Delbert and wife, Kathy of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Florence Chidester of Salt Lake City, Utah; three grandchildren, Danielle Jones, Richard and Jessica; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday,10 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cambridge with Father Robert Barnhill officiating. Interment will be in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery.

Rosary will be recited on today at 7 p.m. at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge.

Memorial may be left at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary to the Cambridge Senior Center.

Condolences may be left online at lockenour.com.

Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.