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Eleanor Ruth GravesPassing: April 3, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday,Apr.6,2012, 1:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday,Apr.5,2012, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday,Apr.6,2012, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday,Apr.13,2012, 12 pm

MITCHELL Eleanor “Sis” Graves, 78, passed away at 4:07 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born March 13, 1934, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Newton A. and Maude L. (Smith) Taflinger. She married Robert I. Graves in 1955, and he preceded her in death September 4, 1991.

She had been employed at Regal-Beloit and was former owner of Annie’s Old Place. Sis enjoyed walking and crocheting.

Surviving: children,
David W. (Charlene) Graves, Orleans
Glenn (Gail) Graves, Clarksville, Tennessee
Steven (Kristi) Graves, Mitchell
Colleen Thurman, Coquille, Oregon
James Taflinger, Paoli
Charles Ed Taflinger, Mitchell
Norma Jean Sloan, Linton
Kay Trueblood, Atlanta, Georgia
7 grandchildren
11 great grandchildren

Her parents; husband; children, Victor Graves and Julie Graves; siblings, Newton J. Taflinger and Anna McCart; and granddaughter, Sheena Graves, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Bro. Greg McBride officiating. Cremation was chosen and burial will be at noon, Friday, April 13, 2012, in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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5 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jake Phillips | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 6, 2012
    Dave, Sorry to hear about your Mom, She was a great person and I will always remember how hard she worked during her years at Regal Beloit. She would always go out of her way to help others that was just the person she was. My thoughts our with you and your family during this time of sadness. be assured she is in the arms of Lord. God bless
  2. Guest: Charlene Graves | Orleans, IN
    Date: April 6, 2012
    Today I say goodbye to Mom Graves. Alzheimer won the battle, but God won the Soul. Till we meet again Mom.
  3. Guest: David W. Graves | Orleans, IN
    Date: April 5, 2012
    Mom, I did not want you to leave us this soon. You suffered so long and now you will not. I will miss you more than I can say. Tell Dad, Julie and Victor I said hi and I love them. Again, I love you and I will miss you dearly. Your son, Dave
  4. Guest: Cynthia | Bloomfield, IN
    Date: April 5, 2012
    Mamaw, What can I say except I love you very much. We had a special bond & I always referred to you as my "cool" Mamaw. We shopped, sang to Michael Bolton and just had an over all good time together. I will cherish all my childhood memories with you & Papaw as well as my adult memories of you with Jillian & I... I love you & will forever miss you. This is NOT goodbye but "see ya later"... Until that day "God bless it, cause no one else will"...HAHAHA!!!
  5. Guest: Charles Sloan | Linton, IN
    Date: April 5, 2012
    We have lost a dear part of our life. Rest in peace Sis we'll be along shortly.