Charla Marie (Russell) Grafton

Born: Sat., Aug. 27, 1966
Died: Mon., Nov. 16, 2015


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson

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   Charla Marie Grafton, 49, of Hull, Illinois, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday (November 16, 2015)

   Born August 27, 1966 in Quincy, Charla was the daughter of Joe Paul Russell and Mary Helen White.

   To Charla, family was most important to her. She was devoted to her children and especially cherished the time she spent with her granddaughter. Charla also loved caring for her many pets she had throughout the years.  She enjoyed the many friends she made and the times she had just hanging out with them.

   Charla currently was employed in the billing department at Hannibal Regional Hospital. She had previously worked at Buffalo Prairie Dental, W.C.U. and Quincy Medical Group.

   Charla had been married to James Grafton and to that union came two children, James Grafton (Lena Sprinkle) and Sarah Grafton (Kelly Yates). Other survivors include her granddaughter, Evangeline Taylor Grafton; her companion, Dave Coultas; her mother, Mary Helen Arcaro (Duane); her father, Joe Paul Russell (Sue); three siblings, Beth, Randy and Becky; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Charla was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew; and a niece, Stephanie.

    Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson.  Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery near Plainville, Illinois.

   Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home in Payson.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society.

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Cindy McDaniel (Russell), Freddie Russell
   Posted Tue November 17, 2015
The Grafton/Russell Family

I have not seen Charla in years, but as kids I was always over to there house playing alot in the street and having lots of fun in Plainville ILL,, RIP Charla we will miss you

Sherri Terwelp
   Posted Tue November 17, 2015
Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about Charla.
God bless you and all of your family.

David Lemmeyer
   Posted Wed November 18, 2015
May you watch over us from your seat in Heaven. Rest in peace, dear Cousin>

Becky (Miller) Moore
   Posted Wed November 18, 2015
Mary,Randy,Beth....My heart is so heavy for your family today.I just don't know what to say.I love each and everyone of ya and so sorry you have to walk this gravel rd again.

charles russell
   Posted Thu November 19, 2015
may one day we meet again ant charla tell then keep looking over us like you always have and we all love you and will miss you now your in a good place with sis and uncle Andrew love you and see u again some time

Cassie Warning-Phon
   Posted Thu November 19, 2015
I really wish I could be there for the services and give the entire family a hug. Please know I am with you in thought and prayer. Charla was a wonderful person. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Lots of love to all of you.

Mark Twain BP
   Posted Fri November 20, 2015
Condolences to Charla's family.
We'll miss seeing her.
Jana, Eddie, & Robyn @ BP

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