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Imogene McGraw

December 10, 1935 — January 18, 2019

Imogene M. McGraw, 83, of Congerville, formerly of Louisiana, passed away at 9:30 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2019 at Heritage Manor in El Paso, IL.

She was born December 10, 1935 in Roseland, LA to Jessie W. and Myrtis (Mixon) Corkern.

Surviving are her children R. Carey (Glenda) McGraw of Congerville, IL, Joanne (Nicky) Armoney, Kathy Nunez, Todd McGraw and Beth Bares of Baton Rouge, LA; three sisters Jeanine Knight of Bogalusa, LA, Evelyn Ratcliff of Franklinton, LA, Shirley Stogner of Texas; eight grandchildren Clint (Megan) McGraw, Nathan McGraw, Jene' (Tom) Forney, Nicolas (Nicole) Armoney, Lucas (Danielle) Johnson, Ashley Bares, Marty (Maggie) McGraw and Justin Nunez; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Jesse Corkern, Jr. and one sister Hazel Sinopoli.

Imogene was a member of Superior Baptist Church in Bogulusa, LA. Imogene worked for many daycares in the past (childcare and cook) then later provided child care for individual families. She loved children. Her favorite pastimes were reading and quilting. She was also an avid LSU Tigers fan.

A private family service will be held on February 2, 2019 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka, IL. Cremation will be accorded. Burial of her cremains will be in Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Center for prevention of abuse: (In Memory of Imogene McGraw) P.O. Box 3855, Peoria, IL 61612.

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Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530

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