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Retha Louise Starnes Graber
(November 2, 1937 - June 7, 2011)


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Retha Louise Starnes Graber

Retha Louise (Starnes) Graber, 73, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

She was born Nov. 2, 1937, at Galena, the daughter of Otis F. and Winnie M. Elliott Killian.

She attended Hutchinson High School and was retired from HUBCO with over 30 years of service. She had been married to Donald B. Starnes. He died Sept. 11, 1990. Then on March 25, 1996, she married Everett G. Graber in Miami, Okla. He survives.

She is also survived by: two daughters and their spouses, Winnie and Dave Stude of Garfield, and Becky and Dale Corley of Hutchinson; two brothers, Roy "Bud" and Wanda Killian of Hutchinson, Dale Killian and companion Marilyn of Arlington; a sister, Pauline and Carl Blackburn of Arlington; five grandchildren, Mikael and Hollie Starnes, Austin and Angel Riley, Lacey and Dickey Koeppen, Kyle Stewart and Chris Blume; and six great-grandchildren, McKinzie and Kohen, Chanler, Tessa and Trista and Auto. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Betty McAdams.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Arlington Cemetery, with Reverend Sara Davis Blodgett officiating. Calling hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Elliott Mortuary and Crematory, Hutchinson.

Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Reno County in care of the mortuary.

Visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a condolence for Retha's family.

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