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Jeanette B. Graham

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jeanette B. Graham
Jeanette B.Graham, 90, of rural Quimby, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Quimby United Methodist Church. Pastor Magrey deVega will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m. at the Church on Saturday.Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com. Jeanette was born Nov. 27, 1918 on the family farm at Primghar, to Charlie and Mern Syble (Potter) Vollink. She graduated from Archer High School in 1936. She attended Junior College at Sheldon, and graduated from Kalhouns Beauty School in Sioux City in 1938. Jeanette had worked as a cosmetologist in Battle Creek from 1938 until 1940. She then operated Jean's Beauty Shop in Quimby from 1940 until 1947. She was married to Robert M. Graham on Dec. 15, 1947 at Dakota City, Neb. From that day on she was the "Farm manager" "Part time family beautician" "Chief cook and dill pickle maker" and the "Blue Ribbon community gravy maker." The most important roles in her life were that of being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend, and neighbor. She was a member of the Quimby United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Entre-Nous card club. She had also been a 4-H leader and a Cub Scout den mother. She enjoyed dancing with her husband, sewing, gardening, canning, cooking, and playing cards. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert on Oct. 13, 2002, a son-in-law Tim Dorr, a sister and brother-in-law Marian and Glen Olson, a brother-in-law Cal Walbright, a sister-in-law Thelma Vollink, and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary and Bill Smith. She is survived by her six children:Linda Graham of Iowa City; Dennis Graham and his wife Linda Gottlieb of Carpentersville, Illinois; Gloria Dorr of West Branch, Iowa; Steven Graham of Quimby; Larry Graham and his wife Elva of Spirit Lake; Gary Graham and his wife Holly of Peterson; 14 grandchildren: Tracy, Tricia, Eric, Katie, Nathan, Dustin, Stevie Marisa, Kelsey, Marnie, Jordan, Rebecca, Rochelle, and Preston; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother Jim Vollink and his wife Eileen of Spirit Lake; a sister Charlotte Walbright of Moline, Ill. and a brother Carl Vollink and his wife Doris of Hudson, Mass.