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Katie R. Graber

June 6, 1939 — August 25, 2022

Katie R. Graber

Katie R. Graber, 83 of Arthur, IL passed away at 4:00 AM on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at her residence.  

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 29, 2022 at the Sunnyside Mennonite Church, 477 IL State Route 133, Arcola, IL.  Pastor Larry Rocke will officiate.  Burial will be in the Sunnyside Mennonite Church Cemetery.  Visitations will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at the church.  The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Katie was born on June 6, 1939 in Arcola, IL.  She was a daughter of Rueben J. and Irma E. (Yoder) Yoder.  

She is survived by two daughters, Jane Summers (Randy Thoele) of Teutopolis, IL, and Carol Baker (Dennis) of Arthur, IL, five grandchildren, Michael McKenzie of Altamont, IL, Jacob Ochs (Naomi) of Effingham, IL, Natalie Tabbert ( Dylan) of Mode, IL, Jessica McKenzie of Atwood, IL and Stephanie Harvey (Zach) of Arthur, IL, ten great-grandchildren, Brytin, Aniston, and Myla McKenzie, Elly and EJ Ochs, Briana Snoddy, Dawson McKenzie and Zander Rigdon, Adalyn and Faith Harvey and one great-great-grandson, Rebel; two sisters, Anna Yoder of Sullivan, IL and Martha Stutzman (John) of Worthington, IN, two brothers, Sylvan Yoder (Katie Ann) of Arcola, IL and John Yoder (Sarah Ann) of Lovington, IL, and three sisters-in-law, Irma Helmuth of Arthur, IL, Mary Miller (Marvin) of Arthur, IL, and Anna Mae Graber of Kalona, IA, and one brother-in-law, Hank Graber (Ella) of Sarasota, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Al Graber, two brothers, Paul and Melvin Yoder, and brothers-in-law, David Graber, Omer Helmuth, and Nelson Yoder.

Katie was a much-loved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother and will be missed dearly by her family and extended family.  

Katie was a faithful member of Sunnyside Church in Arcola. She appreciated everything her church family did for her and the family during her illness.   

Katie worked for many years in cabinet shops in the Arthur area.  Upon retirement she did taxi work and sewed for Herff Jones.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing for others and helping anybody that asked. She was the family get-together organizer and always wanted to make sure the families stayed in touch.  There were no strangers in her world, only people she hadn’t met.

Memorials may be made to the Sunnyside Mennonite Church.

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