Roberta J. McGraw, 81, of Marshall, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. David Van Horn will officiate. Pianist Jan Hinnah will accompany Diana Malan as she sings "How Great Thou Art" and "In the Garden." Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Arrow Rock Cemetery or Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice.
Born Dec. 27, 1922, in Saline County, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. Kateman and Josephine Brewe Kateman. On June 5, 1943, she married G.W. "Dub" McGraw, who preceded her in death Aug. 30, 1989. She had lived in Saline County her entire life and was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Arrow Rock and Zion United Church of Christ Women's Guild. She was a homemaker and had taught at several rural schools. She was a Napton High School graduate and had attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall and Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Vazzana and husband Gary of Marshall; one son, Randy McGraw and wife Kathy of Marshall; one brother, Arnold Kateman of Marshall; four grandchildren, Chad McGraw and wife Crystal, Erin McGraw, Nick Vazzana and wife Tracy and Scott Vazzana; two great-grandchildren, Connor McGraw and Gabrielle Vazzana; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson, two brothers and two sisters.
Additional information provided per family recompense.