unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
Jack, son of Sampson and Mae Eberhart Graham, was born April 17 1912 in Cainsville Missouri and departed this life January 27 1990, in Valley Baptist Church in Harlingen, Texas, at the age of 77 years, nine months and 10 days.
Jack accepted Christ at an early age and placed his membership in the First Baptist Church of Cainsville where he remained a faithful member. He graduated from the Cainsville High School in 1932.
Jack was united in marriage to Elaine Maple, June 19 1937. To this union was born two children, Phillip of KEarney, Mo., and JoAnn Johnson of Princeton MO.
Jack actively participated in his community by serving on the Lynn and Cainsville school boards. He served as Clerk-Assessor of Madison Township, was a substitute mail carrier and served ast Trustee of the Baptist Church. Jack and Elaine were engaged in farming in the Cainsville area all their married life. THey have spent their winters in Texas for the past 15 years.
Music played an important part in his life. He enjoyed playing at rest homes and churches in both Missouri and Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Charlie; four sisters, Hazel, Ethelyn, Vernell, and Fannie.
His is survived by his wife, Elaine of the home, his son Phillip; daughter JoAnn and son-in-law Phillip Johnson; two sisters, Violet King, Houston,TX; and Farron King, Drumwright Okla; five grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, neices, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Jack will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
We would like to thank everyone for the prayers, flowers, memorials, phone calls, food and other acts of kindness since the death of our husband and father, Jack Graham. They were deeply appreciated.
Elaine Graham, Phillip Graham, JoAnn Johnson
Jack Graham, 77, Cainsville died Saturday Jan 27 at Harlingen, Tex.
Mr Graham was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Cainsville First Baptist Church.
He leaves his wife, Elaine Maple, of the home; one son, Phillip Graham, Kansas City; one daughter JoAnn Johnson, PRinceton; two sisters Violet King, Richmond Tex, and Farran King, Drumright, Okla.; five grandchildren, two great great grandsons.
Funeral services are 10:30a.m. Wednesday Jan 31 at the Cainsville First Baptist Church with Rev. Victor Buntin officiating. Burial is in Zoar Cemetery, near Cainsville. Services were under the direction of Stoklasa Memorial Chapel.