Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.
Leslie B. Graves, 65, of Columbia, MO, formerly of Paducah, Kentucky died Friday, March 28, 2014 at Landmark Hospital following a 25 year battle with breast cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday April 4, 2014 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 616 Jackson Street, Columbia, MO 65203. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A second Memorial Service will be held Monday April 7, 2014 at Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway St., Paducah, KY 42001. Leslie was born in Paducah, Ky. on February 6, 1949, was a 1967 graduate of St Mary’s High School and graduated from Fontbonne University in St. Louis with a lifetime teaching certificate. Leslie taught Acting, Drama, and Speech. She had a wonderful spirit which touched many lives and is remembered for her grand smile, her gracious style and deep appreciation and love for beauty and music.
Leslie is survived by her husband of 37 years, John Graves and son John Hunter Graves of Columbia, MO as well as her sisters Maggie Bryan of Vancouver, B.C. and Pat Bryan of Paducah, KY.