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Elma Iola Ingraham, 99

July 25, 2014

Elma Iola Ingraham, 99, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at The Wexford Retirement Community, which had been her home for the last nine years.

She was born Oct. 28, 1914, to Milt and Tressie Williams of Broken Bow.

Elma graduated from Broken Bow High School, where she met Melvin Ingraham.Elma and Melvin were married in 1937 and later moved to Edgemont, S.D., where they raised children Robert, Roberta and Gary.

Following Melvin's retirement from the Burlington Northern railroad, the couple relocated to Loveland, Colo.

Elma was a member of Galilee Baptist Church where she was a greeter, and she volunteered at McKee Medical Center for over 15 years.

She was known for her sweet smile, wit, and lifelong love of sports, especially her Colorado Rockies and Nebraska Cornhuskers.

She was preceded in death by a son, Clarence; her husband; parents; sisters, Iva, Ethel, Lela, Bernice and Irma; and brother, Clarence.

She is survived by her children, Robert Ingraham (Marie) of Kirkwood, Mo., Bobbie Beyersdorf (Ralph) of Loveland, Colo., and Gary Ingraham (Karen) of Longmont, Colo.

Elma was a doting and beloved grandmother to Tami Sarbacker (Scot) of Fort Collins, Colo., Mark Ingraham (Jennifer) of Dallas, Texas, Michelle Koskie (Doug) of San Antonio, Texas, David Ingraham (Stephanie) of Broomfield, Colo., Bradley Beyersdorf (Amanda) of Denver, Colo., Allyson Briggs (Seth) of Austin, Texas, Stephen Ingraham of Maplewood, Mo., Andrea Antill (Sean) of Longmont, Colo., Rondi Ingraham (Greg) of Chicago, Ill., and Mitchell Ingraham of Boulder., Colo. Elma was loved and will be greatly missed by her 18 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were Tuesday, July 8 at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland, Colo., with the Rev. Ross Sackman officiating. Graveside services were Wednesday July 9, in the Broken Bow Cemetery.

Govier Bros. Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of local arrangements.

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