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Chester Graham

July 24, 1933 — October 15, 2012

Chester Graham

Chester Graham, age 79, of Quinter, "fell asleep in Christ" (1 Cor. 15:12-20) Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Gove County Medical Center in Quinter. He was born July 24, 1933 in Gove County to Samuel Earl and Luella Mae (Milroy) Graham. He married Carlene McWilliams on July 28, 1952.

For the first twelve years of their married life Chester worked as a Janitor for the Quinter High School. Chester and Carlene owned and operated "Grahams Drive in Flower Mart" in WaKeeney and also had greenhouses in WaKeeney and Quinter for many years before taking over the operation and management of the family farms. He was a farmer and rancher for the remainder of his career. He was also a volunteer EMT for the Quinter EMS for over thirty years. He was a lifelong member of the Quinter RP Church and served as an Elder of that congregation for approximately 30 years before joining the Quinter United Methodist Church. Chester enjoyed hunting and camping and especially enjoyed vacationing in Colorado.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carlene Graham of Quinter; two sons, Ron and wife Gay of Clay Center and Joel of Quinter; a daughter, Marianne Jenkins and husband Bill of Lincoln, CA; two brothers, Jimmie Graham of Quinter and Don Graham and wife Deanne of Castle Rock, CO; three sisters, Rose Boyle and husband Scott of Arvada, CO, Shirley Coufal and husband Gerry of Colorado Springs and Sharon Estes and husband Kenn of Canon City, CO. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Graham.

There will be private family services at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements in care of Brocks North Hill Chapel 2509 Vine-Hays, KS 67601.

Memorial contributions in "Chets" memory are suggested to Quinter EMS and the United Methodist Church of Quinter.

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