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Louise Graham, of Zionsville, went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2017, at the age of 96.
Born on June 30, 1920, in Simpson County Kentucky to the now late Charles W. Ford and Earline Dinning Ford, she was raised and educated in Franklin and Louisville, Kentucky, before moving to Zionsville in 1950.
She was married to Clarence P. Graham who passed Dec. 26, 1977.
Louise was a telephone operator for Indiana Bell for 10 years and retired in 1983 from the office of Dr. Robert Messinger, where she had worked for 15 years.
She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, the UMW, Young At Heart, and sewed "Hug-a-Pillows" for the children's ward at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and was interested in all family activities. Her hobbies were reading, tole painting, cooking and storytelling to her grandchildren. She also enjoyed bluegrass music and danced at every opportunity.
Louise is survived by her two sons, Charles "Bud" (Anita) Graham of Enumclaw, Washington, and Jerry (Melanie) Graham of Zionsville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great great-grandchildren.
A granddaughter and grandson preceded her in death.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Whitestown American Legion Post No. 410 Auxiliary to support our Veterans.
Services entrusted to Stevens Mortuary, 5520 W. 10th St., Indianapolis. Online condolences may be made at www.stevensmortuary.net
Published on April 24, 2017
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