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Mary Margaret (Mae) Graaff, 93, 107 W. 11th Ave., died Thursday evening [December 19, 1985]. She was born in Ellensburg on Dec. 27. 1891, one of 11 children of George and Cecilia (Quinn) Mitchell {Michels]. Mrs. Graaff was the last survivor of the family.

She and Francis A. Graaff were married in Ellensburg on May 28, 1914. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1955. Mrs. Graaff was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Legion of Mary, Navy Mothers Club and the Grandmothers Club.

She is survived by three sons, the Rev. Joseph Graaff of Roslyn, and George Graaff and Vincent Graaff, both of Ellensburg; seven daughters, Leota Steinhart of Walla Walla, Mildred Marx of Yakima, Catherine Martin of Redmond, Bernadette Smith of Seattle, and Margaret Marx, Frances Kastning and Agnes (Fandy) Mohan, all of Ellensburg, and number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sons, Gerald, John, Louis, and Robert, and by one daughter, Rosemary. Rosary will be Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Mass of the Christian. Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. both at St. Andrews of Catholic Church.

The Rev. Joseph Graaff will officiate and burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Andrews memorial stained glass window fund. Viewing at Cotton Chapel Sunday 3-9 p.m.