Thresia Joan Graves


Thresia Joan Graves was born December 23, 1946 in Pleasantville, Iowa the daughter of Marion E. Graves and Mary L. (Young) Graves.
She grew up in Pleasantville, graduating from high school in 1965. Thresia went to work for Principal Financial Group, then known as Banker's Life. She worked in the microfilm department for 35 years, retiring in 2000. She was well liked by her coworkers and remained close to several. She was a member of the Pleasantville Lioness Club and the Order of Eastern Star No. 378, where she was Past Worthy Matron.
Thresia enjoyed playing cards and board games. She particularly liked Words with Friends which she played with her sister-in-law, Beverly every day. She loved playing Quiddler and Skip Bo and Rummy King. She never worried about winning but did express a bit of joy at beating her younger brother, Don.
Thresia passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the Mercy Medical Center, in Des Moines, at the age of 72.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Those left to cherish Thresia's memory include her brothers: Danny (wife Leslie) of Elgin, Texas; Dennis (wife Bonnie) of Des Moines and Don (wife Beverly) of Pella; nephews, Kyle (wife Susan) of Austin, Texas and Kade of Nashville and many other family members and friends.
Funeral Service were held at the First Baptist Church, Pella, Iowa on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Officiating was Pastor Jay Thornton. Interment will be at Pleasantville Cemetery , Pleasantville, Iowa. Thresia has been cremated and burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Pella or to the Pleasantville Alumni. Online condolences may be left at
Published on January 4, 2019
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