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Jeannette M. Graves

Jeannette M. Graves, nee Paszinski, 82, of Belleville, IL, born October 19, 1924, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, November 23, 2006, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.                    

Jeannette was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame, Belleville, IL.  She later retired as a buyer for Stix, Baer & Fuller Department Stores.  Mrs. Graves was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church, Belleville, IL; St. Matthew United Methodist Church New Life Choir; the Southern Illinois Doll Association; the Red Hat Society; and the AARP.  Jeannette was a 52-year member of her neighborhood card club.  

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Eugene M. Graves, whom she married February 20, 1943, and who died May 18, 2004; her parents, Oliver S. and Margaret, nee Zimmerman, Paszinski; a sister, Mildred Crame; and a brother, John O. Paszinski.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter, Roger A. (Donna) Graves of Troy, IL,

Patricia J. Dixon of Orlando, FL,

and Paul R. Graves and Brian D. (Michelle) Graves, both of Belleville, IL;

eight grandchildren, Timothy, Joy, Tiffany, and Shawn Graves,

     Ryan Bott and Stacy Hibberd,

     and Mandy and Monica Graves;

five great-grandchildren, Zachary Graves,

     Omena and Madison Edi,

     and Will and Rennie Gist;

a sister-in-law, Shirley Paszinski of Banning, CA;

and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

There will be no visitation.  

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. Bernard Voss officiating.

Private burial of cremains will be held at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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Condolences Left For Jeannette M. Graves

    We have so many fond memories of your mother. She was a special lady. We were just with her last Sunday afternoon.  What fun our families had as we grew up together camping, fishing, vacationing and just being together.  Those memories will always remain a precious part of my life. I worry what Mother will do without her.



    Mark & Linda Leckrone, Staunton, Illinois, 62088

    You have my sincere sympathy.  Your mother was a very friendly lady and a pleasure to have known, if only for a short while.

    Kathyrn Todd, Freeburg, Illinois, 62243

    Our sympathies to the family. We were blessed to have Gene and Jeanette as neighbors and friends. Both of us knew the Graves family since school days. We will miss Jeanette as we miss Gene.

    Phil and Barb Schack, Belleville, Illinois, 62223

    Paul, Pauly and Lindsay,

    May God give you the strength through your faith to get through these difficuly times.  My prayers and thoughts are with with you.  Love, Mary Rhodes

    Mary B Rhodes, Mascoutah, Illinois, 62258

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