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JAMES H. GRAYES


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JAMES H. GRAYES Obituary
James H. Grayes, 79, of Northbrook, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, October 24th at Glenbrook Hospital. He was born in Clinton, Iowa on January 3, 1934, to Katherine and Harry D. Grayes. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Lina Jo Grayes, his sons, Harry J. Grayes and James J. Grayes, his daughters Althea Grayes and Lenneth (Ron) Leyba, his brothers Theodore (Karin) and Alex (Desi) Grayes, and his nephew Alexander T. (Denise) Grayes. In addition, he leaves behind a host of friends. James graduated from Clinton High School in 1951. He graduated from Clinton Community College in 1953. After serving 2 years in the Army during the Korean War, he graduated from the University of Iowa in 1958 with a BA in Education. He taught in suburban Clinton schools for a few years and obtained an MA from Truman State University in Missouri in 1966. Afterwards, he was in school administration in suburban Chicago until his retirement. A wake will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 4 to 8pm at N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Road, Glenview (just south of Lake Ave. on west side) Interment will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery in Clinton, Iowa on October 27th. Funeral information 847-998-1020.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Oct. 25, 2013
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