Covell Funeral Home

232 East State Street, Traverse City, MI


Sharon Yvonne Graves

May 7, 1944July 6, 2019

Sharon Yvonne (Merriner) Graves passed away peacefully on July 6, 2019 in her home surrounded by family. She was born on May 7, 1944 to Sherman and Bertha (Blazer) Merriner of Traverse City. Sharon had 4 siblings named Larry, Sherman, Chuck, and Betty. On March 23, 1963 she married her husband William James Graves who passed away in 2003. They had five children named William James Graves Jr. (Deceased), Pamela Yvonne (Graves) Harger, Randy D. Graves, Steven Anthony Graves, Brent Allen Graves and their grandson Trevor M. Walton all of whom live in the surrounding areas of Traverse City, Kingsley, and Fife Lake, Michigan. Sharon had 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren whom she loved to see and spend time with. When she was not spending time with her family, she was spending time with her two dogs Sofie Ann and Boo Boo. Sharon loved to go shopping, play cards, spend time with family and friends, and have cookouts and get togethers at her home in Kingsley. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch, being outside, and always loved to have tons of family and friends around. A celebration of life will be held in her memory on July 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at her home at 2655 County Line Road Kingsley, MI 49649.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 27, 2019


Sharon Yvonne Graves

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Norma Erickson

July 10, 2019

There is so much that can be said about Aunt Sharon, she loved the Lord, such a kind sole would never say anything bad about anyone, I've spent many summers staying with her and the family and always felt welcome and felt the loved, she has hard a hard time with the passing of my mom they were always close I guess now they will see each other again along with Billy Uncle Bill and her other loved ones, she has always been the rock that kept her family together she is loved and will be missed dearly, she put up a long fight now in heaven she will feel no pain, I love you Aunt Sharon