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Mary A Hyre
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Birth: 1869
West Virginia, USA
Death: May 20, 1956
Upshur County
West Virginia, USA

Aunt Mary as she was known to the children in the neighborhood was a short lady wore her hair made up in a Bun.I first met her in 1942 when Dad and Uncle Clark bought the Ira Snyder farm next door to her. She was not relative to us just a neighbor and I have many Fond memories of her.

She had a Pop Corn Popper a wire Basket on a long Handle that she would hold over the Fireplace And Made Some wonderful Pop Corn. This with home made Cow Butter was a treat we all enjoyed She liked to Dip her Snuff and had a funny way of moving her lip when she got aggravated at us children. She would work her lip with her tounge and tell us we were too noisy and it was time we went home.

She was very kind to us and we would laugh and go home to return another day for a visit. I left home and joined the army in 1953 and spent the next three years in the service. I was discharged in April 1956.She passed on that Spring and as was the custom at that time the neighborhood men Dug her grave at the cemetery at the End of Spruce fork Past Clevengers Blacksmith Shop. It Turned Cold and Snowed the Night before the Funeral and The Hearse could not get to the Cemetery. We had to unload her from the hearse and put the Casket on a farm trailer behind a farm tractor to get to the cemetery. We had dug a vault at the bottom of the grave for the rough box which we lowered the casket into with straps and put a top on the rough box then covered the vault with 2 inch boards to protect the contents from the weight of the dirt above . All went well till we started to Fill the Grave. The moist dirt had frozen and went into the grave in large frozen Chunks hitting the boards and making loud bangs. I got tickled and began to laugh and every body stopped work and asked me what I was laughing at . I said you all know how she would send us home for being noisy and that I could still see her working her lip and saying "Hmmp Now " you little devils are to noisy . We all laughed and finished filling the grave thus is my last memory of Aunt Mary Hyre. As I remember Howard (Red) Gould ,Oarth (Doc) Gould,Lynn Gould,Paul Crites,Everett Lane,Stanley McDaniels Myself Leon Lane were there and a few other neighbors were present.
May She Rest in Peace 
Abbott Family Cemetery
Upshur County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Leon Lane Sr (Rocky)
Record added: Feb 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13270240
Mary A Hyre
Added by: Leon Lane Sr (Rocky)
Mary A Hyre
Added by: Leon Lane Sr (Rocky)
Mary A Hyre
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- Diana
 Added: Jan. 14, 2011
she sounds like a nice lady. i would have loved to have known her. may she rest in reace.
- kallie
 Added: Sep. 3, 2007
I read about you on about your dream predicting the Silver Brigde collapse. May you be resting in peace. Many blessings to you you sound like a lovely lady by the sounds of the story on here about you! You must have been loved by all.
 Added: Feb. 26, 2006
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