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Nancy Ruey Armilda Thurman Andersen
Birth: Aug. 3, 1896
Death: Jun. 8, 1983

NANCY RUEY ARMILDA (THURMAN) WELLS ANDERSON

Known as "Ruey"

Nancy Ruey Armilda Thurman, d/o A. Bert Philip and Mary Eva (Stayton) Thurman. (Bert was born as Albert Philip Thoroughman, changed name before his marriage to Mary "Eva".)
Sp#1: George Randolph William Wells, M: Oct 13 1912, ch: Alice Eva Marie and Esther Lucille.
Sp#2: Otto Andersen, M: Dec 31 1941, stepch: Merlin, Harold, RoseMarie Andersen.

Ruey was what was sometimes referred to as a "mail order bride" for her second marriage -- she became pen pals with Otto, a widower, who had advertised in the Kansas City newspaper, looking for a woman interested in marriage and being the stepmother of his children. Ruey made a trip to Montana and met the family and immediately after her return to Kansas City, Otto wrote asking her to come back to marry him, which she did. Some of those letters are in this submitters possession. Ruey and Otto were devoted to each other until his death. 
 
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 Parents:
  Albert Philip Thurman (1869 - 1939)
  Eva Marie Stayton Thurman (1875 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  George Randolph William Wells (1890 - 1969)
 
 Children:
  Alice Eva Marie Wells (1913 - 1929)*
  Esther Lucille Wells Shelten (1916 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Garden City Cemetery
Garden City
Cass County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Apr 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19128426
Nancy Ruey Armilda <i>Thurman</i> Andersen
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Nancy Ruey Armilda <i>Thurman</i> Andersen
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Nancy Ruey Armilda <i>Thurman</i> Andersen
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Aug. 22, 2009
Grandma Ruey, you made our lives easier. Thanks for your big heart. And for those cartons of hershey bars you always brought, along with a silver dollar for each of us. What a treat.
- LaDon Brennan
 Added: Dec. 18, 2007

- TOM♦
 Added: Nov. 25, 2007
 
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