Phillip H. Graham

Born: Tue., Jun. 29, 1943
Died: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 25, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Phillip Hugh Graham, age 75, of Milton, IL passed away Thursday evening, February 21, 2019 at the Barry Community Care Center. Phil was born June 29, 1943, the middle son of Hugh and Wilma Smith Graham.  

Phil graduated from East Pike High School in 1961 and began farming with his father and brother Jim. He married Elaine Kessler in Clay County, Illinois on November 1, 1964. Phil farmed all of his life near Milton. He and his son, Danny, raise Angus cattle on the family farm formerly operated by his Uncle Manley Hoover. Phil loved Pike County and especially the Village of Milton. He served on the Milton Board of Trustees and he helped with and supported all community events. Phil was also active in the Pike County Democrats, Greenpond Cemetery board and Pike County Quail Unlimited. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his son, grandsons, nephew John Graham, and “the Ghrist boys.” He delighted in watching his grandson’s play sports and show their Graham Angus Farm steers at the Pike County 4-H Show. He was a Green Bay Packer and St Louis Cardinal fan.  

Phil is survived by his wife Elaine, a daughter Karrie (Mike) Spann, a son Danny (Jenny) Graham, grandson’s Jayson Spann, and Phillip and Taylor Graham, brother’s Jim (Melva) Graham and John (Jeannie) Graham, and beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Jan Graham Cashen.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Greenpond Cemetery and a dinner will be held after at the Milton Community Center.  Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Milton Community Center or the Milton Ballpark.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Phillip's memory to the following organizations:

Milton Ball Park

Milton Community Center

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