Pauline Grafton Obituary

Pauline R. Grafton
Pauline R. Grafton
Pauline R. Grafton

April 21, 2004
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in DeSoto, IA
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Pauline R. Grafton, 69, died April 21, 2004 at Taylor House Hospice. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 23 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Pauline was born in Des Moines and lived in the area most of her life. She graduated from East High School and was a devoted homemaker, caring for her children and grandchildren. Pauline was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and enjoyed thrift store and garage sale shopping and gardening.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William Grafton, Sr. of DeSoto; seven children, Dianna (Louis) Steward of Des Moines, Debra (Delbert) Pierson of DeSoto, Linda (Rich Ross) Ghazali of Henderson, NV, Michael (Patty) Grafton, Mark Grafton, Robert (Davey) Grafton and Sandra (Geno Noble) Grafton, all of Des Moines; daughters-in-law, Dian Stille of Rhodes and Karleen Phillips of Des Moines; 15 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Thurman Mills, Jr. and Norman Heck; and two sisters, Louise Levitt and Pat Gaston. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thurman and Hazel Mills; son, William Grafton, Jr.; granddaughter, Ashley Grafton; and sister, Theresa Baraclough.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Grandview Park Funeral Home, where a Vigil service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to InTrust Hospice Taylor House.




Laurel Hill Cemetery
3601 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, April 22, 2004
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Friday, April 23, 2004
10:30 AM