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BLOOMINGTON - Mildred E. McGraw, 93, a lifelong resident of Bloomington, died at 9:47 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 28, 2006) at Jackson Heights Nursing Home, Farmer City.

Her funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, and 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Patrick K. O'Neal and Monsignor Douglas Hennessy officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home with the rosary recited at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be made to OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Auxiliary or St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Bloomington.

She was born Aug. 11, 1912, in Danvers, the daughter of Edward and Otillia Rengel Weinheimer. She married William Joseph McGraw on July 18, 1935, at Bloomington. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2000.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann (Rod) Neil, Alexander City, Ala., and Joan (Darrel) Carlson, Normal; five grandchildren, Doug (Rush) Neil, Todd (Lelia) Neil and Greg (Kellie) Neil, all of Birmingham, Ala.; Sister Maria Cecilia Neil, O.P, Nashville, Tenn.; and Rebecca (James) Grider, Elizabethtown, Ky.: 10 great-grandchildren, Katharyn, Lowry, Fuller, Caitlin, Patrick, Mae and Leo Neil; and Natalie, Megan and Ann Marie Grider; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Agnes Willis, Alice Webb and Mary Louise Jahnke; and two brothers, Harold and Walter Weinheimer.

Mildred was a 1931 graduate of Normal Community High School. She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Bloomington, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church and the Daughters of Isabella. Mildred was also a member of the St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary and, along with her husband Joe they were honored as volunteer couple of the year.

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