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Jeffrey 'Jeff' Graham

Jeffrey 'Jeff' Graham

Jeffrey Todd 'Jeff' Graham, age 61, of Liberty, died on Saturday, January 15, 2022 in the Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on December 26, 1960, in Quincy, the son of Homer & Betty (Mowen) Graham. He married Michele Schmidt on September 17, 1988. She survives.

Jeff was a graduate of Liberty High School, class of 1979. He graduated from John Wood Community College with an Associate of Science in Agricultural Business Management. For many years Jeff worked as a construction laborer. He was employed at Sparks and Wiewel and then Bleigh Construction. He also enjoyed raising livestock on the side.

Jeff was a simple man who never knew a stranger. He greeted everyone with a smile and had a way of bringing laughter into the conversation. In July 2021, Jeff was blessed with a grandson, Brady who he adored. He loved his new name 'Papa'. His favorite hobby was coyote hunting and he enjoyed gardening and sharing his harvest.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his mother, Betty Graham,
TWO CHILDREN: Ethan Graham of Quincy and Megan Schlueter (Alex) of Fowler.
ONE GRANDSON: Brady Schlueter
SIBLINGS: Randy Graham (Stefanie); Greg Graham (Lorie); and Bradley Graham (Traci).
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father, a brother Travis Graham, and a nephew Logan Graham.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in St. Brigid Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Brigid Catholic Church, the Liberty High School Cross Country/Track and Field, or to the Charity of the Donor's Choice.

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From:
Rick and Cindy Kunkel
Mt Sterling, IL
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God bless your family during this difficult time.
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Alysha O'Cheltree
Hannibal, MO
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You will be in my thoughts and prayers
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Tim & Kim (Mowen) Newton
Mount Sterling, IL
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Prayers for you all.
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Tom & Janice Busby (Johnson)
Rushville, IL
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Betty, you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. It’s sad family loose tract of each other over the years.
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Tim & Kim (Mowen) Newton
Mount Sterling, IL
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Prayers for your family.
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Laura Zanger
Quincy, IL
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Larry and Linda Snyder
Quincy, IL
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Thinking of the Graham family.
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Judith Matthews
Quincy, IL
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Please except my heartfelt sympathy for your loss, May God be with you and your family at this difficult time
From:
David Barlow
White Hall, IL
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We are very sorry for your loss
From:
Mike and Rachel Bemis
Philadelphia, MO
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family I lost my best buddy
From:
Jeffrey Allensworth
Pittsfield, IL
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My condolences to the Family. God Bless You
From:
Judith K Rees
Wylie, TX
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Was so sad to hear of Jeff's passing. Prayers to you and your family at this very difficult time.
From:
Tammy Doyle
Quincy, IL
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My deepest sympathy to the family. Jeff was a great person. He will be missed.
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Cheryl and Laz Pavlovic
Hannibal, MO
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Michelle I am sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Teresa Goodwin Martineau
Liberty, IL
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So sorry for your loss. May all the memories sustain you through these sad times. Hugs and prayers.
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Diane Fisher
Quincy, IL
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Michele, you and your family are in my heart and prayers.
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Bill Bright
Hannibal, MO
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To the Graham family, sorry for your loss. Jeff was a good friend. He will be missed.
From:
LeAnne Balzer
Quincy, IL
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May peace be with his family.
From:
Jon Strawman
Quincy, IL
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He was a great man sorry for your loss
From:
Jon Strawman
Quincy, IL
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He was a great man sorry for your loss
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Dave Ferrill
Mt. Sterling, IL
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I regret I will be out of town and unable to attend the services. Jeff & I quickly bonded after Jo & I married and we would always have a good visit. Our last visit, he was telling me he was retiring and how much he looked forward to that. Prayers for all...
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Pam Hopkins (Shaun Dittmer. Mom)
Canton, MO
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Michelle you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
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Kevin and Becky Holbrook
Springfield, MO
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We were so very saddened and shock to hear of the sudden death of Jeff. We are praying for Jeff and you Michele and your family. May Jeff Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory. Amen 🙏
From:
Jason and Nikki Huddleston
New Salem, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!
From:
Terry & Julie Cramsey
Lewistown, MO
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Deepest sympathy to the family. May God bring your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.
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Sharon Sandidge
Ursa, IL
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Michele & family
A life that touches others goes on forever.
My thoughts & prayers.
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JOSEPH HOLBROOK
QUINCY, IL
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So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a good man. May he rest in peace with Christ.
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Brenda Jernigan
Hannibal, MO
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Michele and family.
Our deepest sympathy at the loss of Jeff. You all are in our prayers.
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Paul Harbourn
Quincy, IL
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Michelle and family,
I am deeply saddened to learn of your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and give you strength and comfort.
From:
Debbie O'Malley (Hugenberg)
Omaha, NE
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To the Graham family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish your special memories.
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Tim Keith
San Antonio, TX
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I am sorry to hear of Jeff's death. We lost my brother Stephen to Covid in November. I'll always cherish the years in Liberty.