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Gertrude "Trudy" Fay (Smith) Graham

March 23, 1946 ~ September 9, 2018 (age 72)


            Gertrude Fay “Trudy” Graham, 72, of Middletown, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at her home in Middletown, surrounded by her loving family.

            Mrs. Graham was born March 23, 1946 in Montgomery City, Missouri, a daughter of Artie Gilmore and Gertrude Catherine (Penn) Smith. 

            She was a 1964 graduate of Wellsville High School.

            On May 28, 1965 in Montgomery City, Missouri she married Julius Richard “Dick” Graham.  They celebrated over 49 years of marriage together before he preceded her in death on September 17, 2014.

            Trudy had lived all of her married life in Middletown.  She was a homemaker and farmer’s wife.  Trudy was the bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Graham Manufacturing, for many years.

            She enjoyed woodworking as well as arts and crafts.

            Trudy is survived by her son, James Richard “Jimmie” Graham, of Middletown; daughter and son-in-law, Laura June and Ed Oligschlaeger, of Middletown; seven grandchildren and spouses, Christopher Allen Graham and William Cody Graham, of Middletown, Justin Daniel and Lauren Graham, of New Florence, Michael James Oligschlaeger and Julia Stauffacher, Shelby Lynn Oligschlaeger, Matthew Edward and Morgan Oligschlaeger and Sierra Renee Oligschlaeger, of Middletown; nine great-grandchildren, Brandon Hunter and Madilon Renee Ann Oligschlaeger, of Middletown, Jayce James Graham, of New Florence, Kaiden Michael and Saphira Oligschlaeger, Destiny and Travis Stauffacher and Kyler Lane Fisher and Lydia June Fay Fisher, of Middletown.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Julius Richard “Dick” Graham; sister, Vada Maxine Smith and brother, James Joseph Smith.

            At Trudy’s request, she was cremated and there will be memorial services held at a later date.  Burial of her cremains will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown.

            Arrangements were under the direction of the Myers Funeral Home in Middletown.

            Memorial contributions were suggested to the Middletown Community Center c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.

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