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51 1940 U.S. Census living with her step-son Clarence and family in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Jane F.
 
52 Palm Beach Post, December 29, 2001

Joyce C. Akers Age 73, passed away quietly and peacefully on December 26, 2001. Joyce had been an area resident for over 34 years. She retired as Superintendent's secretary from AG Holly State Hospital. She and her late husband Harry shared a passion for a good time in the Bahamas with Black Jack and the Slots.

Joyce leaves to cherish her memory her loving family, two daughters Brenda and her children Brenda Jeanette, Brad Jr., Brooke, and Brandon and one special great-granddaughter Bryanna of Lake Worth, FL and Cathy and her children Tommy and Elizabeth of Loxahatchee, FL; son John (Suzie) Anderson and his son Tim of Denver, CO: Sister Caroline Crooker of Bucksport, ME. She also leaves many loved family and friends. Joyce is free at last to be with her beloved Harry who she was preceded in death by in 1996.

A Memorial Service will be held today, December 29, 2001 at 3:00pm at Palms West Presbyterian Church located at 13689 Okeechobee Blvd., Loxahatchee, FL. 
Joyce C.
 
53 Laurel Leader, February 5, 2004

Juliette Frances Walters, 81, a resident of Laurel, died Jan. 7, 2004 at Laurel Regional Hospital.

She was born May 14, 1922 in Maryland. She moved to Laurel in the 1940s to work at the cotton mill in Savage. She met her husband, the late Calvin Walters, in 1946 and they were wed in March 1947. From 1946 to 1956, she was the commissary manager at Fort Meade. She was a member of the American Legion Post 60 Ladies Auxiliary for more than 30 years and a member of First Baptist Church of Laurel.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene, and a son, Calvin Walters.

Survivors include son Lawrence Walters of Boyton Beach, Fla.; sisters Dorothy Poist and Pauline Reel, both of Laurel, Ellen Cagsgereen of Gambrills and Beatrice Sheppard of Sperryville, Va.; brothers-in-law Russell Walters, Samuel Entsmignyer and Larry Sheppard; and two grandchildren.

Visitation was Jan. 9 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Fleck Funeral Home, 7601 Sandy Spring Road, where services were held Jan. 10 at noon, with the Rev. Emmanuel Ephraim officiating. Burial was at Savage Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Laurel, 811 Fifth St., Laurel, MD 20707. 
Juliette Francis
 
54 La Von Caldwell 89 year old Bridgeport resident, La Von Caldwell, died at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, December 4th, 2002 at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are 2 sons, Robert of Albion and Ben of Chrisman, Il.; 2 daughters, Rose Mary Post of Big Bear, California and June Ann Berk of Seattle, Washington; a sister, Rosa Lee Hupman of Greenville, Ohio; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7th at the Bridgeport United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Sumner City Cemetery at a later date.

There will be no visitation.

The Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Bridgeport United Presbyterian Church. 
La Von
 
55 Sun Sentinel, March 14, 2011

Wertz, LaVada, 89, of Wilton Manors, FL, passed away on March 12, 2011. Fred Hunter's Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Home. 
LaVada
 
56 Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, January 25, 2010

On Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, our beloved and cherished mother, Lorene Elizabeth Fifield, went home to be with her Lord and loved ones who went before her. She will be deeply missed always by her daughters, Barbara (Bronce) Plemens, Sandy (David) Carter and Phyllis (Mark) Hardy. Preceding her in death were her children, Billie Carrico, Jeanette Leavins, Ann Burden, Brenda Shouse and Rodney K. Shouse; and her late husband, Johnnie Fifield.

She was retired from Daviess County Hospital. She was a caregiver for many years for her other loved ones who passed away before her. She had a passion for growing flowers, especially irises. Her greatest love was being a loving and caring mother. Everyone who knew her loved her.

Her much-loved grandchildren are Patricia Hoover, Elisa Hoover, Bryan Burden, Jimmy Burden, Gary Means, Lori Beth Means, Lindsey Corley, Matthew Hardy, Brad Carter and the Rev. Jameson Neil Carter. Her great-grandchildren are Haley Means, Hannah Means, Emily Means, Lane Carter, Henry Carter, Harry Carter, Jack Hardy, Logan Burden and Rebecca Burden, and her cherished pet, Peanut.

Services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Her grandson, the Rev. Jameson Neil Carter, will be giving her eulogy. The family wishes expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301-9989. Online condolences may be left at www.haleymcginnis.com. 
Lorene Elizabeth
 
57 Lorraine H. Speakes, age 77 of Manassas, VA passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011 at Manassas Health and Rehab Center.

Lorraine is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Kennie Speakes; her two children Linda Brummett of Marshall VA, Lisa Speakes and fianc' Brent Baldwin of Manassas, VA; four sisters Mary Woodard, Helen Marshal, Susie Gallahan and Kathy Moneymaker; two grandchildren, April Brummett and Lori Brummett; one goddaughter; Nancy Forte.

The family will receive friends at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA on Monday, June 13, 2011 from 7-9 PM where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Virginia.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers or donations to the Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 in loving memory of Lorraine H. Sperkes. 
Lorraine
 
58 Evening Star, November 26, 1974

Holtzclaw, Lucie. On Monday, November 5, 1974. Lucie Holtzclaw of 5101 45?sup?th?/sup? st. n.w., mother of Walter Holtzclaw. One sister, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Friends may call at Joseph Gawlers Sons, 5130 Wisconsin ave. at Harrison st. n.w. on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 1974, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Rock Creek Cemetery.
 
Lucie A.
 
59 Leavenworth Weekly Times, January 27, 1910

Left Feeding Chickens by Husband and When He Returns She Is on Ground? Dies Two Hours Later.

Mrs. Margaret Robertson, wife of Jacob Robertson, formerly of Topeka died last night at 9 o'clock of apoplexy near the Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Robertson accompanied by her husband went out at about 7 o'clock to feed the chickens. Her husband went to the barn for some feed and when he returned he found his wife on the ground unconscious.

She remained so until her death.

Mrs. Robertson was born at La Porte, Ind., and was 75 years old.

She married Mr. Robertson some years later. They moved to Topeka in 1885. They lived at Topeka until May, 1905, when they moved to Leavenworth locating on a farm near Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Robertson is survived by her husband and two sons. Oscar of Leavenworth and John of Pittsburg. Kan.

The remains will be shipped to Topeka for burial. 
Margaret
 
60 San Diego Union Tribune, December 2, 2005

Margaret Evangeline Brawner, 83, of La Mesa died Nov. 23. She was born in Kansas and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughters, Terry Brawner of La Mesa and Carol Karres of Montana; son, Chris Brawner of La Mesa; and three grandchildren.

Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, graveside, Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside.

Donations: Gregory Scott Brawner Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Classroom of the Future Foundation, 6401 Linda Vista Road, Attn.: Kathy Davis, San Diego, CA 92111.

Arrangements: El Camino Memorial Erickson-Anderson Chapel. 
Margaret Evangeline
 
61 Kansas City Star, July 4, 2011

Marjory E. Rogers, 80, of Mission Hills, KS, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2011. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at Corinth Cemetery. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.

Thursday, July 7, at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. Visitation is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS.

Marjory was born in Morrill, KS, September 1, 1930, and grew up on a farm in Fairveiw, KS. She was married to her childhood sweetheart, Dr. Robert L. Rogers for 57 years, also of Fairview.

Marjory and Bob lived in Minneapolis, MN and Weisboden, W. Germany before returning to the Kansas City area in 1960. Marjory was a RN and head nurse at KU Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her husband and son Hugh of Whitefish, MT.

She is survived by her son Clark and daughter Emily and grandchildren Grant Rogers and Kyle Fehr.

Share a memory, sign an online guestbook, or express your condolences at www.overlandparkchapel.com.

D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66204, PH: 913.648.6224 
Marjory Elaine
 
62 Akron Beacon Journal, August 5, 2006

Martha E. Nelson, 82, passed away July 31, 2006.

Born in Randolph, Ohio, she was an Akron resident for most of her life, where she worked for many years as a lab technician at Akron City Hospital. She was an avid reader, and loved traveling the country to spend time with her beloved family.

Preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Rufus and Levina Workman, she is survived by her husband, Carl; daughter, Vickie (Scott) Bartine of Texas; granddaughters, Paige and Natalie; and many other loving relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Aug. 7, 2006, at 11:30 a.m., at Hillside Memorial Park, 1025 Canton Rd., with Rev. Howard D. Powell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hospice Care Center, 3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, Ohio 44333.

Please sign the guestbook at www.ohio.com/obituaries 
Martha
 
63 1870 U.S. Census living in Texas with her children. Her husband, John, not listed. Martha Patsy J.
 
64 St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Monday, August 26, 1996

Marthellen "Ellen" Hackley, 73, of St. Charles, died Thursday (Aug. 22, 1996) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.

Mrs. Hackley was retired after working as a secretary at the American Red Cross in St. Charles. She was a volunteer and board member of the St. Charles Red Cross and of the St. Charles County Historical Society.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Business and Professional Women's Organization, the University of Missouri Extension Club and Alpha Chi Omega.

The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Cemetery, 2700 West Clay, St. Charles.

Among survivors are her husband, Cecil N. Hackley of St. Charles; two daughters, Lucie Ann Phillips and Linda K. Schwartz, both of St. Charles; a sister, Barbara Weber of Los Angeles; three grandchildren, a great-grandson and a great-great-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the American Lung Association in care of Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jeff erson Street, St. Charles, Mo. 63301. 
Marthellen B.
 
65 Per James Lay death certificate he is listed as a widower with a deceased spouse named Mary. Mary
 
66 Saint Petersburg Times, April 14, 1991

AXLINE, MARY E., 77, of Gibsonton, died Thursday (April 11, 1991) at Humana Hospital Brandon. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved here 33 years ago. She was a packer for a tropical fish company and a Baptist. Survivors include three sons, Harry, James and Lowell, all of Fort Myers; three daughters, Betty, Immokalee, Charlotte Lambert and Suzann Szada, both of Gibsonton; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Hamilton Funeral Home, Riverview. 
Mary E.
 
67 Obituary, Repository, November 14, 1948 Mary Ellen
 
68 Lexington Herald Leader, May 25, 1999

CAMPBELLSVILLE - Mary Gladys Burress, 95, 210 Gowdy Street, who had been a homemaker, sister of Lois Morgan, died yesterday. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, Columbia. Visitation 4 p.m. today. 
Mary Gladys
 
69 Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - Tuesday, September 29, 1998

Knetzer, Mary L., 91, former elderly caregiver and Arkhaven Nursing Home employee, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998. Service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home.

Survivors: sons, Calvin of Shawnee, Darrell of St. Joseph, Mo., Marvin of Wichita; daughters, Margaret Knetzer of San Diego, Merle Sue Greve of Chanute, Karen Myers of Cherryvale; sister, Ida Muckridge of Arcadia, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Erie Federated Church. 
Mary Lee
 
70 Evening Star, December 16, 1975

Payne, Mary R. On Saturday, December 14, 1975, Mary R. Payne of Washington, DC, beloved wife of Grafton K. Payne, mother of Mrs. Donald Wall, grandmother of Donald M. and Donna L. Wall; sister of Iva L. May, Tola L. Bacon, Ethel F. Thomas, Elsie A Colburn and Elizabeth M. Burst. Friends may call at Joseph Gawlers Sons, 5130 Wisconsin ave. at Harrison st. n.w. on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska ave. n.w. on Wednesday, December 17 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Rock Creek Cemetery. The family suggest memorials be in the form of contributions to the Temple Baptist Church. 
Mary R.
 
71 The Frederick News Post, October 16, 1925

Mrs. Mattie Redman, wife of A.R. Redman, of Brunswick, died at her late home early Wednesday morning about 2 o'clock, following an illness of some time, of complications, aged 48 years, 11 months and 14 days.

She is survived by her husband and five children: C.A., Evelyn, Charles, and Virginia, at home, and Miss Margaret Redman, of Burkittsville.

Funeral service this afternoon from the Dunkard graveyard, Brownsville, conducted by Rev. Geo. Mediary. 
Mattie E.
 
72 (Research):Evansville Courier and Press, June 25, 1984

Hawesville, Ky. - A Hardinsburg, Ky., couple drowned Sunday afternoon while wading the Ohio River 4 ? miles east of Hawesville.

Mazie Oelze and Charles Sherman Oelze were wading about 100 feet from a sandbar when Mrs. Oelze slipped off a drop off into deeper water, according to Hancock County Coroner Kesner Gibson. Neither knew who to swim, Gibson said.

Members of the Hancock County Rescue squad found Mrs. Oelze body but had been unable to locate Oelze, Gibson said. The squad was still dragging the river late Sunday.
 
Mazie
 
73 Patriot-News, January 30, 1999

Mildred E. Bretz, 95, of Fairview Twp., formerly of Mechanicsburg, died Thursday in the Fairview Retirement Village, Fairview Twp.

She retired as a bill collector from Diller's Refuse and was a member of Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, Silver Spring Twp.

She was the widow of Clifford Bretz. Surviving are a son, Lee E. of Shiremanstown; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Twp.

Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to her church, 444 Silver Spring Road, Mechanicsburg 17055. 
Midlred E.
 
74 Washington Post, March 8, 2014

Mildred M. Graham (Age 98). On Monday, March 3, 2014; the beloved wife of the late Leslie Hall Graham, Sr.; mother of Leslie Hall (Beverley) Graham, Jr. and George R. (Kay) Graham; sister of Anna Murray; grandmother of Shelly, Cheri, Gayle, Danny and Suzy. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Services and interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , Cancer.org Online guestbook available at: www.KalasFuneralHomes.com 
Mildred M.
 
75 Kansas City Star, January 7, 2000

Mildred Marie Bloss, 87, Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2000, at Excelsior Springs Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 8, at the Poland Thompson Funeral Chapel; burial in Marbile Cemetery, Marbile, MO. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Friday, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. (Arrangements: Poland Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO) 
Mildred Marie
 
76 Daily Press, April 13, 2001

Modesta M. Harl, 86, died Thursday, April 12, 2001. Born in Cloverport, Ky., she resided in Evansville, Ind., until 1993, when she moved to Hampton, Va., where she lived with her son, Steve.

Modesta retired from Vandenburg County, Ind., government service in 1978. She was very active in her church, St. Anthony's, and in the Al-Anon program in Evansville. In Hampton, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Mrs. Harl was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Harl, and her oldest son, John A. Harl. She is survived by three daughters, Sondra Deibler and her husband, Dan, of Hampton, Beverly Toelle and her husband, Jerry, of Evansville, Ind., Donna Jean Steele of Evansville; two sons, James Harl and his wife, Shirley, of St. Louis, Mo., and Stephen of Hampton; 21 grandchildren, 34 great- grandchildren, and four great-great- grandchildren.

A Mass and burial will be held in Evansville, Ind., through Ziemer Funeral Home.

Local arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home. 
Modesta
 
77 Tulsa World, December 16, 2003

Locust Grove -- Nancy Lawson Tate, 49, homemaker, died Friday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Rose Cemetery, Rose. Locust Grove Funeral Home. 
Nancy Ann
 
78 Las Vegas Sun (NV) - Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Natalie Alice Hackley, 79, of Las Vegas died July 19 in Henderson. She was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Los Angeles. A resident for 12 years, she was a retired owner-operator of a resort.
She is survived by one son, Dane Hackley of Anchorage, Alaska; one daughter, Marsha Hackley, and one sister, Debbie, both of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, handled private services. 
Natalie Alice
 
79 La Crosse Tribune (WI) - Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Deceased Name: Nellie Fish
WEST SALEM, Wis. " Nellie Fish, 81, of West Salem died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at the Lakeview Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church La Crescent, Minn. Burial will follow in Forest-Burr Cemetery, rural Hillsboro, Wis. Friends may call at the church Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. A complete obituary will follow. Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home, La Crescent, is handling the arrangements. 
Nellie
 
80 The Lakeland Ledger, July 30, 1997

WINTER HAVEN -- Mrs. Norma May DeWeese of Winter Haven died Tuesday (July 29, 1997) in Winter Haven. She was 72.

Born in Miamisburg, Ohio, on Oct. 26, 1924, she moved to Winter Haven three years ago. She was a retired factory worker. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose. She belonged to the Trinity Church of Christ in Miamisburg.

She is survived by her husband, William G. DeWeese, Winter Haven; daughter, Amy DeWeese Liberatore, Winter Haven; son, Dennis DeWeese, Miamisburg; sister, Mary Burns, Winter Haven; and three grandsons.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Family Funeral Services, 207 Burns Lane S.E., Winter Haven. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Auburndale Memorial Park. 
Norma M.
 
81 1920 U.S. Census shown as widowed living with her daughters, Alma and Marion and 4 boarders in Washington, DC Ora C.
 
82 1900 U.S. Census living in Parker County Texas, no record of Evander or Paralle after this census. Paralle C.
 
83 Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - Wednesday, January 22, 1997

Deceased Name: PRISCILLA F. TUTTLE

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, in the Milwaukie Christian Church in Milwaukie for Prescilla F. Tuttle, a retired clerical worker for the YMCA who died Jan. 14 at age 80.

Mrs. Tuttle was born Aug. 29, 1916, in Rutland, Iowa. She was a member of the church.
Surviving are her daughter, Susan Coleman of Portland; son, John T. of Portland; sister, Ferne Throndson of Sun City, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Disposition was by cremation. Arrangements are by Lincoln Memorial Park Funeral Home. 
Priscilla
 
84 Evansville Courier and Press, October 9, 1997

Ruby E. Hayden, 82, of Vicksburg, Miss., sister of Tom Barnett of Evansville, died Wednesday at Parkview Medical Center in Vicksburg.

She retired after 30 years at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Also surviving are a son, Paul Hayden of Dallas ; four sisters, Mary Vincent and Marjorie Lockyear, both of Evansville, Vera Johnson of St. Louis and Rose Wright of Kankakee, Ill.; a brother, Clarence Barnett of Wales ; eight grandchildren, Theresa Broadwater, Jeanette and Michael Adler, Susan Roby, David, John and Jimmy Hayden and Lori Wright; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hayden, and a daughter, Helen Adler.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at O'Bryant, O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula, Miss., with burial in Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
Ruby E.
 
85 Orlando Sentinel, July 25, 2003

Ruby Mae Mullinex was 72 when her granddaughter Tiffany Prewitt was born. Although Mullinex's health was deteriorating, she developed a strong bond with the girl through shopping trips and board games.

Mullinex of Apopka died Wednesday at the Life Care Center in Altamonte Springs. She was 85. 
Ruby Mae
 
86 Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - Wednesday, June 3, 1998
Deceased Name: STAMPING GROUND - Sally Katherine Lefler
STAMPING GROUND - Sally Katherine Lefler, 68, 1800 Switzer Road, wife of Virgil Lefler, died yesterday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort. Visitation 3 p.m. today. 
Sally Katherine
 
87 Listed in his obituary as still living.
1945 Florids State Census, living in Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida 
Sarah C.
 
88 Speaks. On the 11th instant, after a lingering illness, but in Christian triumph, Mrs. Sarah E. Speaks, wife of John W. Speaks, aged 38 years. Relatives and friends are respectfully requested to attend her funeral, from her late residence, 727 5th street, near Virginia avenue, southeast. Sunday, at 2 o'clock p.m.
Funeral services in the First Methodist Protestant church. 
Sarah C.
 
89 Baker City Herald, July 10, 2008

Shirley Jennings, 83, a longtime Baker City resident, died July 8, 2008.

At her request, there will be no funeral. Instead, she asked that family and friends gather and swap stories at a picnic at Anthony Lake. The gathering will begin at noon on July 4, 2009.

Shirley was born on March 17, 1925, at Denver.

"Married for 53 of those years to John Jennings, Shirley has been wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and fearless bull terrier for all who knew and loved her," her family said.

People in the communities of Baker City, where she moved in 1984, and Ontario would remember her as the fiery chamber of commerce executive director tirelessly raising millions of dollars for special projects to make her favorite towns better places to live.

She also served as director of Historic Baker City and Crossroads Art Center. Whatever endeavors Shirley turned her mind to she accomplished brilliantly, her family said. Her long list of service included national publicity director for National High School Rodeo, Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, director of fundraising for Treasure Valley Community College and Four Rivers Art Center at Ontario and Baker County Miners Jubilee coordinator. She served on the boards of Oregon Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, T&C Committee, Crossroads Art Center, and Trail Tenders.

A child prodigy of the arts, Shirley began her adult life as a musical theater star on Broadway and as an opera singer in New York City. Shirley had a master's degree in music and sang with the Oklahoma Symphony.

Described as the Carol Burnett of live musical theater, she made audiences laugh out loud for years, her family said. When TV was in its infancy, Shirley was the morning show hostess for NBC on the East Coast. She worked closely with sportscaster Chick Hearn, later known as the voice of the Los Angles Lakers.

Shirley married John Jennings on July 12, 1955, and they adopted three children. They mentored and nurtured many other children throughout the years. There were always high school and college rodeo and theater students, dogs and horses that they took under their wing.

Her children took great delight in telling vice presidents, governors, senators, police chiefs and other high-powered politicians and business associates that their dad had met their mom when she was a dance hall girl in 1953. Although the story was not true, they liked to tell the story to anyone who would listen, they said.

"Shirley was loved and will be missed by all fortunate enough to have had her as part of their lives," her family said.

Shirley was preceded in death by her mother and father.

Survivors include her husband, John; children, Lisa Chambers, Lori Lindsey and Jeff Jennings, and their families, which include six grandchildren and one great- granddaughter; and Shirley's twin sisters, Jane Schaunberg and June Reed.

One of her lifelong loves was working with young people, particularly those involved with high school rodeo. One of Shirley's last requests was to have memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, be made to the Baker High School Rodeo Association at Old West Credit Union in Baker City. 
Shirley Ann
 
90 Advocate Messenger, November 28, 2007

LIBERTY - Stella Murphy, 88, of Lebanon, Ohio. died Monday at the Hospice of Cincinnati.

She was the widow of Joseph Stanley Murphy. She was a homemaker and attended Liberty First Baptist Church and Springdale Nazarene Church in Ohio.

Survivors include a son, Larry Thomas of Lebanon, Ohio; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, A.J. Thomas of Russell Springs.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Bro. Ricky Harvey. Burial will be in Green River Valley Cemetery.

Visitation will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 
Stella M.
 
91 Johnson County Daily Journal, February 26, 2010

Thelma M. Mills, 95, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. She was a resident of Bradenton, Fla., and a former resident of Greenwood.

Survivors include her husband, Harry C. Mills; a son, Wallace (Carol) Mills; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at G.H. Herr-mann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Road 135 at Olive Branch Road. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood. 
Thelma
 
92 Rocky Mountain News, February 6, 1993

Mrs. Verda O. Bolyard, 97, of Littleton died Jan. 21 in Heritage Park Manor Nursing Home. Services were Jan. 27 in Olinger Mortuary, Chapel Hill. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Bolyard was born in Enid, Okla. She is survived by two sons, Stephen and Dudley of Littleton; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Contributions: Heritage Fellowship, in care of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 90 E. Orchard Road, Littleton 80121. 
Verda O.
 
93 Daily News, October 28, 2004

MORGANTOWN - Vida Lee Hunter, 96, of Leitchfield died at 11 p.m. Oct. 25, 2004, at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.

The Butler County native was one of the few remaining one-room school teachers. She was a teacher and school librarian for 47 years, a graduate of Western Kentucky University and received a master's in library science from Peabody College Vanderbilt University. Upon retiring as head librarian from Cohokia High School in Belleville, Ill., she and her husband, the late Lucian O. Hunter Jr., who died March 5, 1998, returned to Kentucky and remodeled his family home in Leitchfield. She has lived there for the last 27 years. The Hunter House is on the National Register of Historic Places. She was also a member of Leitchfield Christian Church, The Leitchfield Women's Club and The Grayson County Historical Society. She was a daughter of the late Roy and Alta Lee.

Funeral will be at noon Friday at Smith Funeral Home, with burial in Hill Haven Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include two nieces, Meredith Mucci and her husband, Richard, of Midway, and Marjorie LeMieux and her husband, Henry, of Santa Fe, N.M.; five nephews, Jakie Hay and his wife, Joy, of Turners Station, Hunter Hay and his wife, Adele, and Kenner Hay, all of Frankfort, Joseph Wycoff and his wife, Anne, of Englewood, Fla., and John Wycoff of Bardstown; a great-niece, Monica Mucci of Midway; and a great-nephew, John Mucci of Frankfort. 
Vida Lee
 
94 Pensacola News, April 26, 2008

Virginia Stepp, age 85, of Pace, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 after a short illness.

She was born in Hazard, Kentucky on October 29, 1922 and moved to Florida from Ohio in 1975. She retired from General Motors after 30 years of service.

She is survived by her loving and incredibly attentive husband, Francis Stepp of Pace, FL; three granddaughters, Kim Beverly, of Orlando, FL, Sheri Miles and Jennifer Wilson of Dayton, OH; two grandsons, William Pinyon of Cocoa, FL and Jeff Pinyon of Chumuckla, FL; five great grandchildren, Anastasia, Alexandra, Ashlynn, Madison and Aydan and her dog Cody.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Pinyon of Pace, FL and her daughter, Carol Wilson of Dayton, OH.

She was a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother. Her presence will be greatly missed.

Services will be held at Eastern Gate Funeral Home in Pensacola on Saturday, at 2:00pm with a viewing beginning at 1:00pm. 
Virginia
 
95 Washington Post, July 31, 2011

W. Garlene Spicer, age 95. On July 29, 2011 passed away peacefully at her home. The beloved wife of the late Jeff; loving mother of James; grandmother of Ryan and Lauren; great-grandmother of Riley Spicer. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at LEE FUNERAL HOME, INC., Branch Ave. & Coventry Way, Clinton, MD on Wednesday, August 3 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 Noon. Interment to follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of one's choice. 
Wilda Garlene
 
96 Macon Telegraph, April 25, 1999

Services for Zera P. "Zip" Lawson will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Lawson died Saturday, April 24, 1999. She graduated from Columbia Clinic in Mississippi, Charity Hospital in New Orleans and Louisiana State University. She did post-graduate work in England and served more than three years as a nurse in the military. She was a member of VFW Post No. 5032 and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Putnam County Shrine Auxiliary. She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Mel Lawson; son, Kent Lawson of Fairmount; and a grandchild. The family may be contacted at 3027 General Lee Road, Macon. Memorials may be made to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 4505, Macon 31205, or Al Sihah Shrine Temple, 745 Poplar St., Macon 31201. Hart's Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 
Zera
 
97 Index to Birth Records Montgomery County, IN, 1882-1920 Vol. 1 Abbott
 
98 According to his obituary he was gassed while serving in the Army Medical Corps during World War I in France

His tombstone inscription:

Surgeon in World War M C U S A
Harvard Unit B L E 1915-1916
Base Hospital 21 A E F 1917-1918
He made the supreme sacrafice 
Frederick Book Abbott
 
99 Gene Darwin Abbott, 73, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2003 at the Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville, Missouri.

The son of Pearl and Ada (Hurley) Abbott, he was born on November 27, 1929 in Omaha, Missouri in Putnam County.

On October 29, 1951 he was united in marriage to Marilyn Joyce Landtiser in Lancaster, Missouri.

Gene is survived by his wife, Marilyn of 51 years; two daughters, Genea Davis of Kenosha, Wisconsin and Marla Abbott of Homer Georgia; 5 grandchildren, Jenifer Mylar, Nathan Mylar, Laura Mylar, David Moore and Matthew Moore; 1 brother, Howard Abbott of Ottumwa, Iowa; 1 sister, Joan Broderick of Bettendorf, Iowa; cousins and many friends.

His parents preceded Gene in death.

Mr. Abbott was a 1949 graduate of the Livonia High School. He attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville, Missouri and also took college classes through correspondence courses. He was a governmental computer systems analyst. Gene was in the Army during the Korean conflict and was stationed in Alaska. He was a member of the Baker-Sparks American Legion Post #575 in Livonia, Missouri and was an ordained minister with the Baptist Church and also a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 17, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lancaster Baptist Church in Lancaster, Missouri with the pastor of that church, Reverend Robert Cherry, officiating. Pianist, Donna Welte and soloist, Sheryl Fabyanic, will provide the music. Special selections will be "This Is My Father's World', "In The Garden" and "Because He Touched Me". Pallbearers will be Jim Cottey, Danny Welte, Estel Goosey, Douglas Briedwell, Neal Abbott and Bobby Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Baker-Sparks American Legion Post No. 575 in Livonia, Missouri.

Visitation will be on Sunday, March 16, 2003 at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri. A memorial has been established for the Baker-Sparks American Legion Post No. 575 in Livonia, Missouri. Burial will be in the St. John's Cemetery in Livonia, Missouri. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home. 
Gene Darwin Abbott
 
100 Roanoke Times, October 30, 2009

Mrs. Olivia Abbott Cross, of 8907 Potts Creek Road, Covington, Va., died on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at her residence. She was the wife of the late John Donet "Jack" Cross Jr. Mrs. Cross was born on February 11, 1925, in Baltimore, Md., the daughter of the late Lyman Sinclair Abbott and Helen Sederburg Abbott. A resident of this community for 20 years, she was a former employee of the Paint Bank Post Office and currently a homemaker. She was a member of the America Ex-POW. Mrs. Cross is survived by a son, Richard Kern McCown, of Biglerville, Pa.; a daughter, Randi Leigh McCown, of Covington; six grandchildren; three greatgranddaughters; six greatgrandsons; and a niece. A funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009, from the chapel of Loving Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Earwood officiating. Interment will be held 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, in Arlington National Cemetery. Those wishing to send condolences to the family online, please visit www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com 
Olivia Abbott
 

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