Mary Nira Grauke
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Mary Nira Grauke
  • December 22, 1934 - June 21, 2017
  • Vinton, Louisiana

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Mrs. Mary Nira Grauke, age 82, went to her Eternal Home on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Nira enjoyed cooking, sewing and was passionate about her vegetable garden. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be loved and remembered forever.

Those left behind to cherish her memories are a daughter, Dianne Granger and husband, Mark; four grandchildren, Kelly Wilfer and husband, Ricky; Lori Wilfer and Daniel England; Mark Anthony Granger; and Miranda Kate Chenevert and husband, Blake; three great-grandchildren, Dawna, Amy, and Austin; four sisters, Evelyn Joy Richard Hare, Martha Muriel Richard Butts, Ivanell Louise Richard Galland, and Margaret Richard Bordelon Norris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sweeny Grauke, parents, Eddie and Dovie Richard, and seven siblings, Enid Richard, Joseph Eric Richard, Johnas Eden Richard, Anna Lois Richard Roberts, Theresa Iris Richard Mayfield, James Lee Richard, and Paul Kenneth Richard.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton. Burial will follow in Oak Bluff Memorial Park Cemetery in Port Neches, Tx. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2017 with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com