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Ralph Wayne Graham

March 22, 1959 ~ February 17, 2022 (age 62)

Obituary

Ralph Wayne Graham, 62, of Marion passed away Thursday, February 17, 2022, at Heartland Regional Hospital in Marion.

Ralph was a graduate of Marion High School and Southern Illinois University. He was a successful financial services professional, for nearly 3 decades. He was most proud to be the father of daughter Carrie C. Graham, of Marion, who survives him.

Ralph was generous with his time and leadership talent, in many community activities, throughout his life. These roles included Director of Williamson County Child Advocacy Center, Williamson County Shrine Club, Fellowship Lodge 89, Marion Elks Lodge 800, Department of Labor Advisory Board for the State of Illinois, Southern Illinois Community Foundation, Marion Main Street, and was a frequent judge for the Miss Illinois pageant. He was an avid supporter of various other civic endeavors such as Artstarts, the Marion Cultural and Civic Center, and Hospice of Southern Illinois. His community involvement endeared him to many in Southern Illinois. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ.

Born March 22, 1959, in Madisonville, Kentucky. Ralph was predeceased by his father Dallas Wayne Graham. In addition to daughter Carrie, he is survived by mother, Evelyn Y. Rivet and husband Bob, sister Teresa Graham-McCombs, brother Michael Graham, and nieces and nephews.

A wake service will be held at Binkley-Ross funeral Home located at 1702 W. Boulevard Street, Marion, on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M.

In lieu of customary remembrances the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be made in Ralph's honor to the Shriner's Child and Family Transportation or to the Child Advocacy Center.

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A wake service will be held at Binkley-Ross funeral Home located at 1702 W. Boulevard Street, Marion, on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M.

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