Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington, DeWitt, MI


Leil Frances Graham

April 4, 1920September 29, 2019

Leil Frances Graham, age 99, of DeWitt, MI passed away on Sunday September 29, 2019. Leil was born on April 4, 1920, in Detroit, MI to Anton and Margorie (Spafford) Benish. She is preceded in death by her spouse Bertram (2011) as well as her parents; sisters, Ellen and Dorothy, and brother, Donald. Left to cherish her memory is her son; Bob Graham (Jan) of DeWitt, MI, and daughters Lynne Graham of San Diego, CA, Karen Schoff (Jack, deceased) of Niles, MI, and Nancy Swantek (Rich) of DeWitt, MI. Grandchildren include Jeff, Kevin, and Alan Schoff of Niles, MI, Dana Graham of East Lansing, and Erin (Matt) Roberts, of Williamston, MI and Kiersten (Carey) Hunt, of Gregory, MI and Suzanne (Adam) Shuknecht of Fort Collins, CO; Great Grandchildren, Brady and Tyler Schoff, Lucas and Paige Roberts, and Dexter and Beckham Shuknecht. Leil and Bert were married on January 30, 1942 before both enlisted in the service shortly after, raised their children in Michigan and Ohio, and retired to Tucson, AZ before returning to Mid-Michigan to be near family. Leil loved travel and meeting and talking to people. She enjoyed spending summers with family on Mullett Lake, MI. A private family memorial service and burial will be held at a later date at Mullett Lake. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grdewitt.com for the Graham family.


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Kiersten Hunt

October 11, 2019

So many cherished memories and funny stories from the wonderful years I got with my Grandma. She could always make you laugh and she could talk anyone into anything. Missing you every day Grandma. You are living on in all your wonderful family members.