Richard Graue Obituary, Death – On March 15, 2023, Richard E. Graue, who was originally from Baxter Springs, Kansas, passed away at the Coweta Manor Nursing home, which is located in Coweta, Oklahoma. He had already clocked 93 years in his life. Richard Graue was brought into the world by his parents, Alexander Graue and Bertha Graue, on August 25, 1930. Richard Graue was their first child.
Richard was born in the town of Bartlett in the state of Kansas. He attended Labette County High School and received his diploma in the year 1948. He was a student there. His early career began at the Bartlett Coop, where he was in charge of weighing grain trucks. After that, he moved on to other positions. Later on, he was able to secure employment at the Commerce Bank in Parsons, Kansas, and it was there that he first made the acquaintance of Francis O’Hara, the woman who would go on to become his future wife.
Over the course of more than half a century, he was employed in the banking industry. He was a member of several service organizations, including the Kiwanis Club, the Knights of Columbus, and the Lions Club. He spent a significant amount of time in that role for the City of Baxter Springs, Kansas, which is located in the state of Kansas. He volunteered his time at a large number of different community events, and as a result, he was given the title of Grand Marshal at the Cowtown Days celebration held in Baxter Springs, Kansas.
He was very active in the various endeavors that took place in the neighborhood and in the surrounding area. His wife, Francis Louise Graue, and son, Michael Martin Graue, both preceded him in death. He was the last surviving member of their family. It was he who passed away before anyone else. The only people who were still alive when he passed away were his youngest son John (Pat) Graue and his daughter-in-law Jerilynne (Jeri) Graue, both of whom reside in Coweta, Oklahoma.
In California, he had three granddaughters and one grandson; in Washington and Alaska, respectively, he had four great grandsons and three great granddaughters. He also had great grandchildren in California. A Memorial Mass will be held on April 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Joplin, Missouri. The church is located in the state of Missouri. Father Joseph Weidenbenner was the one who presided over the event as the officiant.