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Joan R. Graves, 84, Kokomo, passed away at 9:36 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at IU Saxony Hospital in Fishers. She was born March 28, 1933, in Kokomo, the daughter of the late Charles Bernard and Josephine Mildred (Day) Coady. On April 28, 1951, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, she married William "Bill" Joseph Graves who preceded her in death Jan. 17, 2003.
Joan was a 1951 graduate of Kokomo High School. She was the owner and secretary for Graves Sheet Metal. Joan was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella. She was active in Eastside little league, serving as vice president. She loved to fish, crochet and spend time with her family at her cottage.
Joan is survived by her children, Mark A. Graves, Bonita Springs, Florida, William K. (Deborah) Graves, Kokomo, Jane A. (Tim) Bergin, Kokomo, and Charles J. (Lynn) Graves, Kokomo; grandchildren, David (Jenny) Graves, Joseph Ewing, Megan (Jason) Harner, Nick (Audra) Ewing, Nicole (Anthony) Burton, Nathan (April) Graves, John (Ashley) Bergin, Josephine Bergin, Joshua Bergin, Tyler (Sarah) Graves and Monica Graves; along with 14 great-grandchildren.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Karen R. Ewing; and grandson, Justin Coady Graves.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S. 200 West, with Rev. Fr. Matthew Arbuckle the celebrant. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Mausoleum. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday where a scripture service will be offered at 7:30 p.m. at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road.
Memorial contributions may be made in Joan's memory to the Monastery of the Poor Clares. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on June 18, 2017
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