Jesse V. Graham

Jesse V. Graham

GALION: Jesse V. Graham, 97, of Galion, died Monday, February 25, 2013 at Altercare of Bucyrus.

Born July 20, 1915 in Marengo, he was the son of the late James and the late Cleo (Wisman) Graham. He was preceded in death on August 24, 2007 by his wife, Gwen (Jury) Kirian whom he married on September 15, 1988. He was previously married to the late Lena (Bautz) Graham who preceded him in death in 1986.

Jess played high school basketball for four years. After graduating from Mt. Zion High School in 1933 he farmed with his family and worked for Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. many years then moved to Texas. He took up the game of golf at the age of 70 and moved back to Galion in 2007. He was an avid fisherman and bowler.

Surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Graham of Galion; and one step-son, Harold (Bev) Aston of The Villages, Fla.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

No funeral service or visitation will be held. Private graveside services will be held at Mansfield Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of the Richardson-Davis Funeral Home in Galion. An online obituary and guest registry are available at

Published in the Telegraph-Forum on Feb. 27, 2013