January 5, 1942 – January 15, 2022
PEKIN ~ Ayten Graham, 80, of Pekin, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care in Pekin. She was born January 3, 1942 in Trabzon, Turkey to Fevzi and Asiye Kiziltug, she married Robert Graham on May 21, 1963 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France. He survives. Also surviving is son, Brian (Annette) Graham of Pekin, one daughter, Michele (Peter) Baird of Murphysboro; six grandchildren, Katherine Graham of Seattle, Washington, Emily, Brandon and Parker Graham all of Pekin, Jacob Baird of Lexington, Kentucky, Noah Baird of Murphysboro; two brothers, Aydemir and Mete of Turkey; four sisters, Ergun, Sevin, Petek Paksu of Turkey, Gulten Dreger of Chicago; her beloved fur baby Angel. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Aydin. Ayten was the owner of Kelly Ave. Grill in Pekin. She also worked as a banquet manager for Pekin Country Club. She was an animal lover to all furry creatures. There are no services scheduled at this time, a celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Memorial contributions may be given to TAPS, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554. To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.comSee more See Less
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