John M. McGraw, 86, Fairmount, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Sterling House of Marion. Born Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1928, in Howard County, he was the son of the late Gurnie McGraw and the late Zola Smith McGraw.
He was a 1946 graduate of Union High School of Howard County. He married Marilyn A. Seeley on June 29, 1952. Marilyn survives in Fairmount. John worked as a plant manager at Fettig Canning Factory for 30 years, CPS Fertilizer Plant in Point Isabel, and was a longtime Grant County farmer.
He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and playing cards. John and Marilyn enjoyed square dancing and John was also a square dance caller. He was a member of Jones Chapel and a former Lions Club member.
Surviving are sons, Brad (Lori) McGraw, Lagrange, Eric (Laurie) McGraw, Jackson, Wisconsin, and John Alan McGraw, Fairmount; brother, Merritt McGraw, Kokomo; sister, Geraldine Offutt, Greentown; nine grandchildren, Scott (Kara) McGraw, Doug (Claire) McGraw, Rachel (Ed) Dixon, Holly McGraw, MacKenna McGraw, Keagan McGraw, Mallori McGraw, Grant McGraw and Reid McGraw; six great-grandchildren, Sarah, Elijah, Chiara, Terrel, Dion and Alexis; and one great-great grandchild, Lynia.
He was preceded in death by a son, Philip J. McGraw, in 2001.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today at Armes-Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount, with the Rev. David Kahkola officiating. Interment will be in Knox Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jones Chapel Church in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.armeshuntfuneralhome.com.