Patricia Effie Graham Kendall, 77

Patricia Effie Graham Kendall, 77, of Urbana, died 9:58 a.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.  She was born on Nov. 21, 1943, in Rochester, N.H., to Leroy and Lillian (Keefe) Cox.

Patty first married F. Ralph Graham; he died Jan. 25, 1993. She then married Richard Kendall on May 24, 1997. She worked as a registered nurse. Patty was a longtime member of the Calvary Chapel Church in Wabash, and currently attended the Wabash Church of the Nazarene. She was a member of the American Kennel Club and was a breeder of Yorkie dogs, and Ragdoll cats. Patty also was a foster parent for several years. She enjoyed playing the piano and fishing. Patty lived 25 years in Huntington, and completed her life with 24 years in Urbana.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Kendall of Urbana; four children, Scott Graham of Wabash, Steven Graham of Rochester, N.H., Matt (Deana) Kendall of North Manchester, and Kathy (Stephen) Hipskind of Wabash; eight grandchildren, Rebecca Courtemanche and Aaron Graham, both of Rochester, N.H., Katie Graham, Isaiah Graham, and Levi Graham, all of Hoagland, Jessica Hipskind of Wabash, Ryan Kendall and Erika Kendall, both of North Manchester; and great-grandchild, Kendall Wiley of Wabash. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; two sisters; and her grandson, Joseph Richard Hipskind.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Steve Eckart officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Patty may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Jun 28