A Graveside service for Thomas Graham, 60, Lawrence will be at 10:30 Thursday May 13th at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Thomas died the morning of Thursday, May 6, 2021 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Joseph Graham and Marilynn Terese Porter Graham and two sisters, Donna Marie Graham Wortman and Eileen Graham Matthews.
He was born on July 5, 1960 in Springfield, Missouri.
Tom spent many years in the food service industry in a variety of managerial positions. He was last employed as an Inventory Manager at Diamond J in Wichita, Kansas.
He was married to Laura Harris on July 10, 1990 in Lawrence, Kansas.
He is survived by his children Isabelle and Kevin Graham and their mother, Laura Graham, all of Lawrence, KS.
Other survivors include three sisters, Mary Kiesling, and her spouse Rob Kiesling and their children, Gage, Drake, Peyton, Carly, and Trey Kiesling all of Columbia, Missouri; Susan Graham Woehrman and her spouse Don Woehrman and their children Kelsey, Trevor, and Claire all of Kearney, Missouri and Marilyn Graham Mayberry and her spouse Brent and their children Carter and Rachael of Olathe, Kansas. Also, Justin Wortman, son of Donna and Greg Wortman of Syracuse, New York and Jay Bernard, son of Donna Wortman of Tucson, Arizona.
Tom really enjoyed collecting a variety of old and unique items. He appreciated history and particularly enjoyed collecting old media, such as records, books, magazines and pamphlets, that gave insight into the past. He enjoyed attending yard sales, estate sales and auctions. He loved all animals and will be missed by his cats, Murphy, Boo, Peanut and Lily.
The family suggests memorials to Visiting Nurses Association Hospice sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.
Messages & Condolences
Tom, years ago you were looking for a bottle of Absinthe, for Laura. At least, that’s what you claimed. Tonight, I found two bottles, different brands, and tonight I’m having a one man wake for you. Some things work out well, others don’t, as we both know very well. And, memories last forever. I’ll see you later, when it’s my turn to get off ‘The Ride’.
Good bye, Tom.
You were always a Friend that I could count on for mischief….
Fond memories will never escape my thoughts of the times we spent together. May you look down and smile on one of our many adventures!
Tom was literally my first friend in Lawrence when I moved there when I was 10 years old. He was always a kind person and had a great sense of humour. I spent a lot of time at his house and I loved his whole family.
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