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Ruby M. Graves

May 26, 1927 — June 25, 2022

Ruby Maye Graves, 95, of Grand Island, NE died Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Riverside Lodge. Memorial service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Scott Weeks and Anny Kapundu officiating. Visitation with the family will begin 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be directed to www.apfelfuneralhome.com.

Ruby was born on May 26, 1927, in Nance County, NE to Errett Franklin “Sam” and Mary Ellen (Cox) Garton. She attended public school in Fullerton, NE and Westminister, CO, graduating from Westminster High School in 1945. She moved back to Fullerton in 1945.

On October 6, 1947, Ruby married Gerald Laverne “Joe” Graves in Fullerton. The couple moved to South Dakota in 1947, and then to Holdrege, NE in 1951. In 1959 they moved to Grand Island, NE.

Ruby was a member of Friday Bible Study, Trinity United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Telephone Pioneers, and American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include son, Thomas (Jeanne) Graves of Grand Island; daughter, Ava Weeks of Kampala, Uganda; grandchildren: Brian (Hope) Graves, Danny (Jodi) Graves, Scott (Amy) Weeks, Jill (Rob) Pahl, Jeffrey (Kristi) Weeks, Shane (Laura) Weeks, Zachary (Cassy) Weeks, Heidi Jo Weeks; great grandchildren: Carsten, Jackson, Parker, and Madilyn Graves, Hannah, Jacob, Caleb, Madison, AvaClaire, Norah Kate, Lillian, and Cambria Weeks, and Jude Wright, Joshua and Olivia Pahl. .

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Graves; sisters: Lorella (Richard) Irwin, Elaine (Delbert) Graves, Janice (Charles) Jarecke, and Karen Golden; brothers-in-law: Clyde Graves, Jr. and Charles Graves.

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Visitation

Thursday, June 30, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity United Methodist Church

North Elm Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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memorial service

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity United Methodist Church

North Elm Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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Burial

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