Michele Franey was born February 5, 1953, at Mitchell, to Gene and Eileen (Putnam) Webster. She attended Notre Dame High School, graduated from Mitchell High School in 1971, and attended Dakota Wesleyan University. She married Mark Franey, April 28, 1972. She was employed at Small’s Clothing, the Davison County Auditors Office and was the Finance Officer for the City of Mitchell for many years. On November 1, 1996, she married Kermit Graber.
She is survived by her husband Kermit of Parkston, her mother, Eileen “Put” Webster of Mitchell, two sons, Eric Franey and wife Tara of Sioux Falls, Kyle Franey and wife Dr. Rebecca of Sioux Falls, three step-children: Kermit Graber of Minneapolis, MN; Michelle Graber of Worthington, MN and Dr. T.J. Graber and wife Dr. Sara of Dundee, MN; ten grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters: Jane Rubendall of Mitchell; Cathy Cooley of Austin, TX; Terry Webster of Alma, KS; Pat Webster of Gillette, WY; Susan Welch of Atlanta, TX; Tom Webster of Mitchell; and Phil Webster of Lincoln, NE.
She was preceded in death by her father Gene and her grandparents.