Olive H. Souders Graham, 85

January 13, 2009

JULY 7, 1923-JAN. 11, 2009

Olive H. Souders Graham, age 85, of 616 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at her home.

Born July 7, 1923, in Mount Lena, Md., Olive was a daughter of the late David Souders Sr. and Mary Ellen Shaw Souders.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil M. Graham Jr., on July 18, 1995.

Olive had worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Western Maryland Center in Hagerstown and had provided private duty nursing.

She was a member of Mount Lena United Brethren Church.

Olive is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Jo Graham of Hagerstown; two sisters, Anna Sapp of Fort Walton, Fla., and Mabel Wolfe of Myersville, Md.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by two sons, Allen Keith Graham and Tom Grams Sr.; one sister, Lana Wagner; four brothers, the Rev. W.M. Souders, Hubert Souders, Billie Souders and Leon D. Souders; and one grandson, Thomas A. Grams III.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home in Boonsboro. The Rev. Brian H. Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Mennonite Cemetery near Boonsboro.

The family will receive friends Wendesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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