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Dennis Graves Sr. 1954-2017

ST. JOHN — Dennis “Denny” Darrell Graves, Sr., 62, died at his St. John home Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Born on Aug. 30, 1954, in Manhattan, he was the son of William Walton and Marie Tharsilla (Pauly) Graves. He worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation as an equipment operator for 18 years and was a St. John police officer and volunteer firefighter for 19 years.
He married Barbara A. Roehl on May 9, 1981, in Dighton, Ks. His memberships include First Southern Baptist Church of Dighton, St. John Fire Department as a Lieutenant-Engineer, Stafford County Fire Department, Kansas State Firefighters Association, Kansas State Sheriffs Association, Kansas State Chiefs of Police, Kansas State Fair Ambassador, and was a past member of Stafford County EMS.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; and sons Darrell Graves, Jr., Newton, and Davin Graves, St. John. He was preceded in death by both parents and two sisters, Nancy Lou Graves and Denise Darlene Graves. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Aug. 28, at 10:30 am, at Minnis Chapel, St. John. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, St. John. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 27, from 1-7 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the St. John Fire Department Auxiliary in care of Minnis Chapel, PO Box 34, St. John, Ks 67576.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Minnis Chapel
PO Box 34
St. John, Ks 67576
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 27, 2017