|Volney "Gene" Graven|
|Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, 456-8823.|
|TAHLEQUAH -- Memorial services for Volney Eugene Graven, 60, of Tahlequah, are 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel, with Dave Clark officiating.|
Volney Eugene "Gene" Graven was born to Volney Elsworth and Darlene (Osborne) Graven on Aug. 6, 1942, in Wichita, Kan., and passed away Aug. 3, 2003, in Tahlequah.
Gene graduated from East High School in Wichita, Kan., where he later married Connie Rae Frizzell on May 29, 1965. They moved from Guthrie to Tahlequah in 1973.
Gene opened his own car dealership, known to all as Gene's Auto Mart. Gene loved sports cars and test driving for speed. He was of the Jehovah's Witness faith, where he loved serving and working for his church. He played racquetball and loved to snow ski. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and his many friends.
Gene was preceded in death by both beloved grandparents.
Gene is survived by his wife, Connie of the home; two children, Niccoli Riley and husband John of Austin, Texas, and Brianna Arnold of Tulsa; his parents; three brothers, Darryl Graven and wife Bobbi of Independence, Kan., Rod Graven and wife Karen of Edmond, and Dan Graven and wife Diana of Oklahoma City; one grandchild, Beau Colvin of Austin, Texas; many nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as a host of friends and loved ones.
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