Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Kuhn) Graves

March 27, 1928 — Feb. 6, 2021

Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Kuhn) Graves, 93, of Winamac, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.  

She was born on March 27, 1928, in Pulaski, to the late Martin and Theresa (Nies) Kuhn.  Betty was a 1946 graduate of Pulaski High School. Before she was married, Betty worked as a telephone operator for Indiana Bell Telephone Co., and as a bookkeeper at the Winamac Elevator. 

On Sept. 21, 1948, she married John E. Graves at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Together, they worked on the family farm for 62 years.  John passed away on Oct. 2, 2010. Betty was a proud homemaker and was well-known for her huge garden and open kitchen. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking and cooking as well as entertaining friends and family. She also enjoyed playing euchre. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, and Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed traveling — especially when she was John’s copilot in the Tri-Pacer. Betty will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her daughters: Sandra Graves of Portland, Oregon, Roberta Graves of Winamac, and Beverly [Thomas] Bachota of Winamac; son Gary [Karen] Graves of Winamac; granddaughters: Tricia [Damian] Flaherty, Brenda [Richie] Croom, Sharon [Eric] McCann, Brittni [Micheal] Lovelace and Hannah [Raul] Tejada; grandsons: Shannon Farmer, John [Cheryl] Graves and Troy [Synde] Hamman; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers: Victor Kuhn, Norbert Kuhn, Joseph [Carole] Kuhn and John [Karen] Kuhn; sisters: Alberta [James] Wieand, Virginia Cooke and Cecilia Cripe; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Theresa (Nies) Kuhn; husband John E. Graves; son Cobert Arthur Graves; infant sister Theresa Kuhn; sisters: Rita Raderstorf, Ann Hoover, Mary Shellhart and Genevieve Scheffer.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Daniel Shine officiating. Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 10, 2021)

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