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Obituary of LouAnn Graham


LouAnn Graham, 68, of McLean, NY passed away at home on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 surrounded by family and friends.

Born in Cortland, NY on February 28, 1953 LouAnn was the daughter of Stewart and Helen Steele Graham. She retired from Cornell University where she worked in the Vet School as an animal research technician. LouAnn loved all animals and was known to take in many that needed her extra special care.

LouAnn is survived by her husband, William (Skip) Wiswell; sisters, Terry Hollenbeck (Duane Goodwin) and Joanie Beat; brother, Joe (Julie) Graham; son, Richard (Heather) Brecht; grandchildren, Paul and Brooke Brecht; nephews, Jamey Morehouse, Brian (Brandy) Hollenbeck, Chris (Michelle) Graham, Graydon (Lorissa) Haines; nieces, Tracy Hollenbeck, Erin (Nick) Poth, Jerrie (Steve) Powers; special friend, Bobby Darling and best friend and special sister Kathy Foster. She is also survived by her aunt, Helen Hart; father-in-law, William Wiswell Sr., brother-in-law, Mark (Jan) Wiswell; sisters-in-law, Delores Elliott and Elaine Crandall; many other nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her sister, Mary Ruth, and mother-in-law, Sophie Wiswell.

A Celebration of LouAnn’s life will be held at a later date and time.

Special thanks to Cortland/Tompkins Hospice and McLean Community Church Mission Board for the at home comfort care they provided.

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