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Edith Graham, 87, of Rockford passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Rockford, IL. She was born March 24, 1930, in Ray County, Missouri. She married George B. Graham Sr. on January 22, 1947, in Macon, Missouri.
She is survived by her children, Ruth Antzak, George B. (Suzanne) Jr., Danny C. (Sue), and Clifford D. (Sharon) Graham; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. The family will forever be grateful for the care Clifford and Sharon were able to provide to mom for the past several years. Predeceased by her parents; husband, George Sr.; and son, Elmer Graham.
Funeral service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. Rockford. Burial Friday in Willwood Burial Park. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Chapel prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Boy Scout Troop 57 at Alpine Lutheran Church, 5001 Forest View Rockford, IL 61108.

Condolences & Shared Memories (13)

  1. Lois Knight

    My condolences upon hearing of Aunt Edith's passing. May she fly with the Angels.

  2. Michael Oslund

    I was saddened to hear of your moms passing. I'm sorry I wasn't able to attend the visitation or service, we are still in North Carolina visiting our daughter and granddaughters. I know you'll keep all the fond memories of your mother in your heart. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Debra Athon Mckim

    My condolences to Cliff, George Jr and all the rest of the family. So very sorry.

  4. Debbie Riles

    So very sorry for your loss, praying God give all of you the much needed strength during this difficult time. Sorry I was not able to come to the service, hope you know you were in my thoughts. Bless you!

  5. Nancy Graham

    Edith has been a special person in my life a long tim. I will really miss her weekly phone calls and Guideposts magazines she sent me monthly I'm thankful to have known her and know she's at peace now . May her family feel peace and comfort at this time

  6. Derek Tresemer

    My thoughts and prayers are with you CD & Sharon.

  7. Jan & Ron Pauly

    I dearly loved Edith. We shared hugs every Sunday morning before the 8:00 service at Alpine. I did get to talk to her after the terrible news of her cancer. We are unable to attend this evening. I want to thank whichever son it was who brought her to church. All of us at Alpine appreciated that. I did go to the car once to invite him in, but it didn't work. I had to try. We will never forget that dear lady. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  8. Larry and Mollie Gilliland

    To the family: our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Edith was such a nice person....lots of great memories from those Rockford visits to visit all of us

  9. Colleen Wood

    Thoughts and prayers to you George and family on the loss of your Mother. It's never easy to lose a mom so my heart goes out to everyone. God Bless everyone in the family.

  10. Linda Wallin

    Our thoughts are with you from the entire Wallin family, Mary Ann, Linda, Brad and Julie. Lots of memories growing up with you guys in Rockford. Wish we could be with you tomorrow...please know that we will be with you all in spirit. Take good care... Love, The Wallin's

  11. Shelby Coleman

    Dan and Sue, So sorry to read of your mother's passing. Thoughts are with both of you. May the Lord be with you and comfort all.

  12. Greg & Helen Tresemer

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cliff & Sharon.

  13. Harriet Brown

    Edith was such a dear lady and I will miss her sitting in the pew along the wall in the narthex. Always a smile and a kind word for everyone. Rest in peace, Edith.


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