Dorothy Graves


February 18, 1933 - October 4, 2016



Dorothy Graves was born February 18, 1933 at White Lake, SD to Otto and Ida (Meier) Hanten. On January 10, 1953 she married Edwin J. Graves in Mitchell.

She is survived by her nine children: James (Vedene) Graves of Mitchell, Russell (Connie) Graves of Ethan, David (Amy) Graves of Mount Vernon, Cindy (Terry) Naber of St. Lawrence, Jeri (Glenn) Thorson of Brookings, Becky Graves of Forestburg, Sally (Kevin) Buchholz of Loomis, Gaylynn (Doug) Weber of Mitchell, and Kaylee (Chad) Richard of Spearfish; two sisters: Marcella Thompson of White Lake, Carol Everson of White Lake; three brothers: Harold Hanten of Omaha, Floyd Hanten and Eugene Hanten of Mitchell; 38 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, three brothers: Donald, Russell and Walter, three sisters: Connie Koepsell, Sally Raymond and Cicilla Gladwin, two grandchildren: J.P. Buchholz and Karrie Thorson.




Friday, October 7, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Dick and Carol Kunkel on October 8, 2016
Sally and Family, so sorry for your loss. May Gods Blessings be with you.
Posted by Julie Lemke on October 7, 2016
I am sorry for your lost. She will be greatly miss
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on October 7, 2016
So sorry for your loss . Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you . Dorothy will be missed by all that was blessed to know her !
Posted by Mary Freeman on October 7, 2016
I didn't know Dorothy well, only that she was a mainstay at the Coachlight Motel. My sister stays there when they visit our family for holidays, etc. When we made Easter baskets, my sister always said we have to make one for Dorothy too. I also remember now that her husband worked at Leader Hardware for many years. Great people who touched many lives.
Posted by Richard and Carol Steinmetz on October 7, 2016
Dorothy was a great friend she will be missed
Posted by Donna Ennis on October 7, 2016
Dorothy was a special lady and so glad we got to know her through the Coachlight Motel. We will miss her, her smiles, and especially her sense of humor. Prayers to the family.
Posted by Don Nash on October 6, 2016
Jeri & family
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. The pain will fade, but the memories will linger on.
Posted by Brenda Hanten on October 5, 2016
Your all in our thoughts Dorothy was a wonderful woman and we will greatly miss her!
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