April 05, 1929 - January 18, 2019
Cora Irene Graue
Cora Irene (Corrine) Graue, age 89, of Oswego, passed away at Elmhaven East Nursing Home in Parsons at 10:10 AM on Friday, January 18, 2019.
Cora was born April 5, 1929, the youngest of 8 children to Clarence and Margaret (Berentz) Schmidt. She attended Oak Grove and Oswego schools, graduating from Oswego High School in 1946.
Cora was united in marriage with Harvey A. Graue on August 15, 1948 at the Oswego United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on August 22, 1988.
Cora and Harvey lived in the Overland Park area for 25 years, where Cora worked in sales for the Jones Store and Farmer’s Insurance before moving back to the Oswego area in the mid-1980’s. She worked as a volunteer at the Oswego Historical Museum, and also ran Jeanette’s Antiques with her daughter for four years. She enjoyed traveling to New York, Chicago, and Kansas City to visit children and grandchildren. She enjoyed collecting antiques, visiting flea markets and auctions.
She was preceded in death by five sisters, Lucille Morris, Mabel Ward, Ruth Sutton, Eleanor Monroe, and Grace Lewis; and two brothers, Junior Schmidt and Edward Schmidt.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen Graue (Kristin) of Louisburg, KS and Philip Graue of Oswego; three daughters, Jeanette Graue (Cheryl) of Parsons; Anne Graue (Andreas Theodosiou) of Mahopac, NY, and Teresa Witt (Scott) of Sugar Grove, IL; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Aunt Corky was loved by many nieces and nephews.
Ms. Graue was entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Homes for cremation. Visitation will be held Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:00 with a memorial service following at 2:00 at Derfelt Funeral Home of Oswego.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of America in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be express at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.