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Vesta "Tubby" Wombles
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1907
Brightshade
Clay County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1995
Danville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA

Born to Benjamin Franklin Wombles (1884 1956) and Edith Smith (1879 1928) in the Bright Shade area of Clay County, Kentucky. One of 3 children born totally deaf. Vesta attended the Kentucky School for the Deaf with her older half-sister Martha Smith. Moved with family to the Vance area straddling Champaign and Vermilion Counties in the 1920s. Nicknamed "Tubby", though she was not plump.
Vesta "Tubby" never married, and spent most of her adult life with her siblings in the Vermilion and Champaign Counties of Illinois. She was cremated at her death (her final time spent in a nursing home), and her remains buried with her little brother (also deaf) George in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Danville. Vesta and George share a headstone.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Franklin Wombles (1884 - 1956)
  Edith Smith Wombles (1879 - 1928)
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Smith (1901 - 1979)*
  Lucille Wombles Earl (1902 - 1966)*
  Sally Ann Wombles Staley (1905 - 1988)*
  Vesta Wombles (1907 - 1995)
  Bessie Wombles Phillips (1909 - 1977)*
  Ernest Wombles (1910 - 1968)*
  George Wombles (1918 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park
Danville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Judy West
Record added: Nov 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101091193
Vesta Tubby Wombles
Added by: Judy West
 
Vesta Tubby Wombles
Added by: Judy West
 
 
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