Fern Graves, 85, of Strasburg, departed this life on March 24, 2013 at her home.
Fern was born on Nov. 23, 1927 in Avalon, Mo., the daughter of Claude A. and Virginia Mae (Rogers) Hackett.
Fern was a proud 1945 Strasburg High School graduate. On Feb. 14, 1953 she was united in marriage to Ed Graves in Strasburg, Mo. He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2012.
Fern was employed at Mobile Oil, Sears, was co-owner of Strasburg General Store and was employed by Stock Auto Salvage before retiring in 1992. In her retirement Fern focused on attending her grandchildren’s soccer, football, basketball, volleyball games and dance recitals. She loved her Strasburg Elementary Eagles and attended as many basketball games and school functions as possible. Fern enjoyed mowing her yard and the Strasburg Cemetery, fishing, playing cards and any activity with family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by a grand-daughter, Emily Graves, her twin sister Faye Comer and one brother, James D. Hackett.
She is survived by two sons, Rod (and Pam) Graves and Roger (and Kathy) Graves both of Lee’s Summit, four grandchildren; Brad Graves of Kansas City, Lindsey Graves of Ames, Iowa, Eric Graves and Jason Graves of Lee’s Summit, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Fern will be remembered as a mother, aunt and grandmother to many.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., March 28, 2013, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Strasburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be held March 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Harden Hospice, Strasburg Cemetery, or the Strasburg Union Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home,
Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
(Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, 816-540-5550.)