Howard L. Graham

Howard Lee Graham, 80 years, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky. 

Services for Mr. Graham will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Todd Lester officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday evening from 4-8 p.m. 

A native of Frankfort, he was born May 2, 1934, and was the son of the late Howard Steele and Mae Lee Graham. Mr. Graham retired as CFO and Vice President of Corporate Services from Investors Heritage Life Insurance Co. after 37 years of service and was a member of the Investors Heritage Board of Directors from 2002 until 2013. Prior to his employment with Investors Heritage, he worked in the Department of Revenue, Commonwealth of Kentucky. Mr. Graham was proud to have served in the Kentucky National Guard.

Mr. Graham is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Hippe Graham; children, Tammy Graham Carwein and Will Harmon Graham and his wife, Lee Anne Tipton Graham; three grandchildren, Chad Gregory Carwein, Avery Noelle Graham and Anslee Harmon Graham; and one sister, Edna Mae Karsner and her husband, George Karsner.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family wishes to acknowledge their deep appreciation to Hospice of the Bluegrass and the Palliative Care staff of Baptist Health for the care and compassion shown to Mr. Graham and the family.  

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601 or Franklin County Humane Society, 1041 Kentucky Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at www.harrodbrothers.com.

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