Dorothy Kleehamer Graf McDaniel

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MEMPHIS - McDaniel, Dorothy Kleehamer Graf, 95, passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at her home after a brief illness. Dorothy was born January 15, 1918 in Clark County to Bernard W. and Mary Magdeline (Klein) Kleehamer. She was a life long member of St. Joe Hill Catholic Church and enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, baseball, country/ gospel music, word search puzzles and dancing.

She is 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; brothers, Bernard L. Kleehamer, Edwin Kleehamer, Robert Kleehamer; four sisters, Catherine (Kleehamer) Rauck, Marie (Kleehamer) Renn Edna (Kleehamer) Graf and Anna Mae Kleehamer.

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.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 at St. Joe Hill Catholic Church with burial to follow in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Held on Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from Noon to 8 p.m. and Monday after 9 a.m. at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joe Hill Catholic Church or to the Sisters of St. Benedict Ferdinand, Indiana or to Amedisis Hospice Care, 305 Quartermaster Court, Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.

Online condolences can be made at

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Garr Funeral Services
7806 Hwy 311 Sellersburg, IN 47172
(812) 246-3344
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Published in The Courier-Journal on Nov. 9, 2013
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