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Buddy Shaine Graf 1985-2019
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Manuel Palacio Sr.

Buddy Shaine Graf 1985-2019


GREAT BEND — Buddy Shaine Graf, 33, died Friday, January 25, 2019 at the University of Kansas Health Systems of Great Bend.

He was born August 15, 1985 in Dodge City the son of Vonda K. Cox. 

In 2004, he graduated from Jennings High School. He enjoyed helping people while working as a CNA and working with youth at the Larned Juvenile Correction Facility. Buddy was a jack-of-all-trades and liked to joke around and make people smile. His hobbies included fishing, four-wheeling, being at the lake, target shooting, listening to music, and shooting pool. He loved spending time with family, friends, and his children.

Survivors include Katie Baker and children — Kalee Bryant, Gage Graf, Kade Graf, and Madeline Graf, all of Great Bend; a sister; Nakita Robinson, Selinsgrove, Pa.; a brother; James Graf, Larned; step-dad, Dwayne “Cope” Tucker, Sedgwick, and a niece Kadynce Robinson, Selinsgrove, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Vonda K. Vacura and his grandparents.

A celebration of Buddy’s life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays. Family will receive friends from 1:15 p.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. 

Memorials are suggested for Buddy’s children. Condolences and memories of Buddy may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com.


Funeral arrangements provided by

Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral

1906 Pine Street

Hays, KS, 67601

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 30, 2019