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The Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
November, 1991

OBITUARY - ALICE ELLEN OWENS McGRAW

Alice Ellen (OWENS) McGRAW, daughter of John and Kathryn (DAUGHTON) OWENS, was born in a farm near Beaconsfield, Iowa, on April 7, 1899, and died on Oct. 30, 1991, at Westview Acres, Leon, Iowa, age 92.

She attended country schools and graduated with the class of 1916 from Ellston, Iowa.

On May 30, 1927, she was united in marriage with Raymond McGRAW. They made their home on the McGRAW farm in Westerville, Iowa. Four daughters were born to this union.

Alice was a life long member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Altar Society in Grand River, Iowa.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Raymond; daughter Marilyn BOYD; brother Dennis; and two infant sisters.

Surviving are three daughters: Kathleen BURCHETT and husband Bob, Ramadeen SHIELDS and husband Joe, all of Grand River; and Frances STEPHENSON and husband Bill, Princeton, NJ; six grandchildren: Lynda BURCHETT, Houston, Texas; Mike SHIELDS and wife Sherry, Grand River; Tom SHIELDS and wife Karen, Lenox, Iowa; Jerry SHEILDS and wife Sheri, Grand River; Mary Ann GENT and husband Tom, South English, Iowa; and Shawn BOYD, Houston, Texas; 12 great grandchildren; one niece, one nephew; other relatives and friends.

NOTE: Raymond McGRAW was born in 1892, and died in 1971. Alice and Raymond were interred at Grand River Cemtery, Grand River, Decatur County, Iowa.

SOURCE: Genealogical clippings of Norma G. (Foland) Becker

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2009

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