Lea (Hurst) Graham

April 24, 1940 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 80)


Lea Graham, 80, of Churubusco, passed away on December 24, 2020, at Miller's at Oak Pointe in Columbia City. 

Born in Mishawaka, on April 24, 1940, to the late Ivan and Vivian (Wilkinson) Hurst. She spent her formative years in Mishawaka, graduating from Mishawaka High School.

Lea moved to this area in 1968 from South Bend.

She retired from GTE and after retirement she worked at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

Lea was always on the move and you could find her just about anywhere around town. She loved bingo, playing cards, scrapbooking and scratch off lottery tickets. 

Lea is survived by her daughter, Lea Ann (Anthony) Herron; two sisters, Linda (Steve) Hallien and Diana (Randy) Gaff; four grandchildren, Michelle (Jon) Radosevich, Christina (Brian Aills) Van Every, Amanda (John Slusher) Ramsey and Joel (Dannielle) Ramsey; four step-grandchildren, Kelly Haber, Amy (Wesley Newsome) Herron, Nancy (Cody) Gordon and AJ (Taylor) Herron; 10 great-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jeral Hurst.

For the safety of all the service will be private at the funeral home. The services can be watched on the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home Facebook page on Monday, December 28, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.

Burial is taking place at Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Whitley County Humane Society.

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Funeral Service
December 28, 2020

2:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Interment following funeral service
December 28, 2020

Eel River Cemetery
11022 Carroll Rd
Churubusco, IN 46723


Whitley County Humane Shelter
951 S Line Street, Columbia City IN 46725
Tel: 1-260-244-6664

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