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Mary Elinor Spitznogle Graf

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Mary Elinor Spitznogle Graf Obituary
Mary Elinor Spitznogle Graf

Louisville - Mary Elinor Spitznogle Graf, 101 ½, of Louisville, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at her home.

She was born January 31, 1917 in Logansport, Indiana, the older daughter of Christopher J. Spitznogle and Anna L. Willy.

Mary was a charter and current member of St. Raphael the Archangel, previous member of their Altar Society, and a member of the Priest Parents Club. Mary graduated from the Indianapolis St. Vincent dePaul Hospital School of Nursing with her R.N. She continued practicing her nursing career throughout her life at St. Vincent dePaul, Our Lady of Peace in Louisville, and the Jefferson County Health Department.

She was married to Paul L. Graf for 72 years, until his death in November 2012.

Mary is survived by her two daughters, Tina Clark (Jack) and Judith Neal (Ron); two sons, Father Jim Graf and Eugene Graf; sister, Anna Marie Brough of Ft. Wayne; ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 2 -8 Friday, July 13, at Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, where a prayer vigil will be held at 6:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM, Saturday, July 14, at St. Raphael the Archangel, 2141 Lancashire Avenue with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery.

The family wishes to especially thank Mary's personal doctors, Hosparus of Louisville, Nazareth Home and all of the loving home caregivers who gave years of care and cheer to Mom.

Expressions of sympathy may go to Boys and Girls Haven and St. Francis Conventual Friars of Mount St. Francis, Indiana.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on July 13, 2018
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