Arlene L. McGraw, 80, Neosho, passed away on Sept. 18, 2013, at Medicalodge in Neosho.

Arlene was born to Arthur and Ethel (Myrman) Erickson on June 26, 1933, in Roseau, M.N., and was a homemaker.
Arlene and Billy Dean McGraw were married on June 1, 1957, in Idaho, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2003.

She enjoyed bird watching, the Atlanta Braves, crafts, collecting ceramics and word puzzles. She cherished children and lived a full and happy life.

She is survived by four children, Glenn Johnson and wife, Lorene, Neosho, Eddie Dean McGraw and wife, Sarah, currently serving in the U.S. Army, Andy Joe McGraw and wife, Barbara, Neosho, and Spring McGraw Bradley and husband, Greg, Neosho; two brothers, Kenneth Erickson and wife, Joyce, Vacaville, Calif., and Gene Erickson and wife, Mabel, Ione, Wash.; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles 'Hoss' McGraw.

Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Arlene may be made to the Wildcat Glades, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, 64850.

Service arrangements are under the directions of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.