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Charla Marie (Russell) Grafton

August 27, 1966 ~ November 16, 2015 (age 49)

   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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