Anna Graves 103 12-23-1972

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Anna Graves 103 12-23-1972 - Mrs Anna Graves, 1123 East Fairchilcl Street,...
Mrs Anna Graves, 1123 East Fairchilcl Street, celebrated 103rd birthday anniversary Wednesday. So far as we have been able to determine, she is the resident of Iowa City at the present time. (If we are wrong this, someone undoubtedly will set us straight!) io£ n - ative of Johnson County, Mrs. Graves was born Dec. 20. IW, in Newport Township. She is the second oldest and survivor of seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. James Anna Nearad was married to Anthony (Kerf) Graves, and couple farmed near Hills and North Liberty, later moving Iowa City. Graves is the Americanized version of the surname Kerf, and members of the family have used it interchangeably Mrs. Graves' children are Mrs. Emma Cilek and Miss Graves (with whom she makes her home); Joe Kerf, and J. L. Shima, all of the Iowa City area. She has three 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren Members of the family gathered for a dinner in her honor Sunday. Although a longtime member of St. Wenceslaus Church Graves has been unable to attend services in recent years. a birthday mass "in absentia" wits held for her at the Wednesday. During the afternoon, neighbors called at the to extend their best wishes. Like niont pcrnmift i-lm attain the ntatittt nf einteiiarinn. Mm. Cntrcx w .WWY-IHC-.S (inked about, the ".ferret" nf Itui'/ life. Her (tiiNirt r in brief and to the point: "./H,S/ keep bj/.sy." Friil'nui cyc/fif/lit linn virtnallii eliminated tiiich activiticn IN r f i u l i n a . Kdi-iiirf and irrttrhinr/ ttlerixi»i. But her n ntnina nonil. mid */;'· tit ill eiijoi/n tinhn/ Unlit ehure.f around- \ tilt I nlt$( Mil h I f - I Ijtllll/ I/I I . 1 MRS. ANNA GRAVES /·'re itdfi uiitl f n i i t i l i / a'-n iliijihi fi.iin r.,'il n'h'ii .V/.v. i',run f u n f i t red n lin-L'i it l i i / i ··/ tin m/r nf :/.;. Bill. Irm In r iln'-tor'x jirt flic/inn, f i t ' fun" Hu'ni'.aii I'm nrdcal !/·?//; 11 i/i at/ eiilnl'N ami l'V;.v xiinil f i t H i i i i / tibnii! i i ' t t l l 111'' n'ti''/,·)', n'llie!l \}n N t i l l I'*' ··'. I ' / i until lafil i'~i · k'x x i i a i ' - t - ' l n i m nm/ eiild Iran .-tin tii!:'.,ia dtiiii; /'·'///,--· i.i'f-:',--l,.:·--, it * * lies

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  1. Iowa City Press-Citizen,
  2. 23 Dec 1972, Sat,
  3. Page 18

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