Nancy E. (Sanders) Hosmann-Graham was born November 27, 1943 in Independence, Missouri and departed this life on August 31, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri, surrounded by the love of her family, at the age of 79 years.
She was the daughter of Lawrence G. and Blanche P. (Straw) Sanders.
The Sanders family moved to the Strasburg/Pleasant Hill, Missouri area when Nancy was seven years old. She attended Strasburg Elementary where she graduated from 8th grade, and then attended Pleasant Hill High School, graduating in 1962.
On August 25, 1962, Nancy was united in marriage with Mr. Gail Hosmann at the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill, Missouri. After their marriage, they made their home in Strasburg, Missouri where they raised three children. Mr. Gail Hosmann passed away on May 5, 2007.
After serving a two-year apprenticeship under Tom and Wathena Stock, Nancy obtained her cosmetology license. From 1970 until 1985 Nancy owned and operated House of the Hairbender in Strasburg, Missouri. Later, Nancy worked for a merchandising company setting up new fixtures and displays in retail stores throughout the United States.
On October 5, 2014, Nancy was united in marriage with Robert W. “Bob” Graham in Pleasant Hill, Missouri and they made their home in Holden, Missouri.
In her earlier years, Nancy had been involved with the P.T.A. and served as president for many years and, had been a member of O.E.S. Nancy was a volunteer at Golden Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri where, during Christmas, she would dress up as Santa’s Helper and distribute her home-made cookies, breads and small gifts to the patients. She loved to see the expression of delight on their faces. Nancy also enjoyed quilting and had made quilts for many of her family and friends.
Christmas was Nancy’s favorite holiday. As soon as one Christmas would end, she was already making plans and buying gifts for the next Christmas. She loved having her great-grandchildren come and help her decorate the tree and her house.
Nancy loved and cherished her family, always looking forward to family get-togethers and holidays when she could have them all gathered around her. She took great pride in their varied talents and accomplishments.
In addition to her husband Gail Hosmann, Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence G. and Blanche P. (Straw) Sanders and her brother, Glenn D. Sanders.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Graham of the home; sons, Troy L. Hosmann of Blue Springs, Missouri and Lawrence “Kirk” Hosmann and wife Heidi of Oak Grove, Missouri; daughter, Peneca Mainard and husband Eldon of Urich, Missouri; step-sons, Robert L. Graham and Kathy of Pueblo, Colorado, Daniel W. Graham and wife Janet of Holden, Missouri, Robert E. Graham and wife Janet of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Gerald E. Graham and wife Andrea of Warrensburg, Missouri; step-daughters, Kaye Snow and husband Bill of Rolla, Missouri, Lynn Bristow and husband Charles of Warsaw, Missouri, Roni Ann Clark and husband Tom of Holden, Missouri; brother, James “Jay” Sanders and wife Kay of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many, many loved ones.
The family of Nancy E. (Sanders) Hosmann-Graham received friends on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 11, 2023 at the funeral home with Rev. Preston Sanders officiating. Casket Bearers were Clayton Hosmann, David Miranda, Thomas Clark, Mike Hosack, Cody Boston and Tim Storhoff. Interment was in the Strasburg Cemetery.
Contributions are suggested to the Gary Sinise Foundation (www.garysinisefounda tion.org) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org).