BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Cornelia 'Connie' Willey Graham, 90, the wife of Dr. Lewis W. Graham, passed away December 9, 2013.
She was the daughter of the late Dr. Warner Moore and Cornelia Knox Willey. Mrs. Graham graduated from College High School (1939) and Western Ky University (1943).
She and her husband were charter members of Eastwood Baptist Church where Mrs. Graham worked in the church library. She served her community as president of the Bowling Green Woman’s Club, Warren County Home Economist Club, Pierian Literary Club, and Pennyrile Dental Auxiliary and chaplain for Bowling Green chapter of the DAR. She gave her time as a volunteer for 27 years at Greenview Regional Hospital and H.O.T.E.L. She is a proud blood donor, giving 101 O-negative pints for the American Red Cross.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years; a daughter: Cornelia Graham Walker and husband Dr. Carlton E. Walker, Jr., international missionaries to Japan; four sons: Wayne Knox Graham and wife Lois, of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. David Lewis Graham and wife Melody, of Morehead, Ky, Dr. Richard Vere Graham of Denver, Colorado, and Robert George Graham and wife Debbie of Grand Blanc, Michigan; seven grandsons and three granddaughters: Paul, Philip, Brian, Daniel, Joshua, Chris, Jesse, Katie Timmerman, Sarah and Megan; three great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; one sister; Evalyn Willey Miles of Savannah, Georgia; one niece: Jo Ann Miles Miller, with her two children, Laurie and James. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother: Oscar Moore Willey.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2013 at J. C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at 1 p.m.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Village Manor and Hospice of Southern Ky for caring for Connie during these final days. In lieu of flowers, donations will be welcome for the American Cancer Society, The American Red Cross and Hospice of Southern Ky.
Arrangements are entrusted to J. C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel.
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