Olive H. Souders Graham, 85

January 14, 2009

JULY 7, 1923-JAN. 11, 2009

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

Born July 7, 1923, in Mount Lena, Md., Olive was the 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.; three sisters, Lana Wagner, Beulah Rowe and Mary Brunner; five brothers, the Rev. W.M. Souders, Hubert Souders, Billie Souders, Leon D. Souders and the Rev. Joseph Souders; two half sisters, Pearl Slick and Ethel Netz; two half brothers, Elmer Souders and John Souders; and one great-grandson, Thomas A. Grams III.

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

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

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