CHANA – Kelly L. Graham, 59, longtime resident of Chana, formerly of Dixon, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at MercyHealth Hospital – Rockton Avenue in Rockford.
She was born May 9, 1959, in Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of James and Sara (Smith) Graham. Kelly was a 1978 graduate of Oregon High School and previously was employed at Pinecrest Manor in Mount Morris and Dixon State School. She was a very active member of Chana United Methodist Church, where she was vice president of United Methodist Women, and involved with United Methodist Hub Cluster. Kelly loved crafts, baking, traveling, her family, and was a Dachshund Rescue advocate.
She is survived by her mother, Sara Graham of Chana; brother, Craig (Corena) Graham of Peru; sisters, Heather (Jason Lee) Graham-Lee of Chana and Kim (Nathan) Mattison of Oregon; niece, Whitney (Richard) Jones; nephews, Jacob (Cassie) Graham, Mackenzie Graham, and Trevor (Jessica) Lee; and great-nephew, James Graham.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Graham.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chana United Methodist Church, with Pastor Chan Choi and Pastor David Rogula co-officiating.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
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