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November 8, 2013

Dorothy Kleehamer Graf McDaniel

95; Memphis

— A funeral Mass for Dorothy Kleehamer Graf McDaniel, 95, Memphis, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at St. Joe Hill Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. She died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at her home after a brief illness.

Dorothy was born. She was a lifelong member of St. Joe Hill Catholic Church and enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, baseball, country/gospel music, word search puzzles and dancing.

Survivors include five sons, Ralph Graf (Alma), Robert Elmer Graf (Jane), Cletus Graf (Ann), Alvin Graf (Linda) and Larry Graf; two daughters, Sister Dorothy Graf and Alice Graf; sister, Luella Rauck; brother, Kenneth Kleehamer; 24 grandchildren, Diane Martin (Larry), Theresa Sprigler (Gene), Marilyn Rowan (John),  Mark Rake (Cheryl), Paula Andres (Greg), Debbie Stumler (Gene), Paula Graf, Carla Popp (Donnie), Steve Graf (Robin), Nancy Lynch (Joe), Lisa Winter (Jeff),  Janice Preuss (Fred), Laura DeLise (Mike), Susan Lazarus (Keith), Barbara Anderson (Darren), Tim Graf (Andrea), Julie Robinson (Robert), Greg Graf (Tessa), Mary Lou Graf, Christopher Graf, Daniel Graf (Angela), Jeff Graf, Scott Graf (Shawna) and Alissa Graf-Schad (Andy); 32 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert Graf and Robert McDaniel; three sons Mark Anthony (Bud) Graf, James Graf and Dennis Graf; two daughters, Sister Mary Mark Graf and Martha Ann (Graf) Rake; four brothers, Bernard L. Kleehamer, Edwin Kleehamer and Robert Kleehamer; four sisters,  Catherine (Kleehamer) Rauck, Marie (Kleehamer) Renn, Edna (Kleehamer) Graf and Anna Mae Kleehamer.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at Garr Funeral Home, Sellersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joe Hill Catholic Church or to the Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand, Ind., or to Amedisis Hospice Care, 305 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville, IN, 47130. Online condolences can be made at


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