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Wilma Catherine "Meemaw" Heflin Beach
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1910
Elwood
Madison County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1985
Frankton
Madison County
Indiana, USA

The oldest child of Earl Collins and Mabel DeLong Heflin, Wilma Catherine HEFLIN Beach was a very strong woman who had to shoulder more than her share throughout her lifetime. Straight-laced, no nonsense, tough as nails -- but she could have a good-ol' time as well. A supportive mother, she raised her three boys pretty much in spite of the life that was thrown her way; then, she raised some of their children. Wilma typified the "cross-over" mélange of the two primary cultures of the initial settlers of Tipton and Madison Counties – Buckeye and Old Dominion States bred and born. Even her middle name, Catherine – with a "C", is a hold-over from the early immigrants of the area of Berks County, Pennsylvania from which her Alsacian DeLong forbearers hailed. Whilst her three siblings lived the high society life, Wilma, or "Sissy" as she was called, remained down-to-earth and kept it "real", honoring and preserving the family roots with her numerous descendants who enable those who wandered to still have a place called HOME. (bio by: H. Bundy) 
 
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 Parents:
  Earl Collins Heflin (1890 - 1966)
  Mabel DeLONG Heflin (1891 - 1988)
 
 Siblings:
  Wilma Catherine Heflin Beach (1910 - 1985)
  Burl Earl Heflin (1914 - 1984)*
  Ross Eugene Heflin (1920 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elwood Cemetery
Elwood
Madison County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Row 32, ADD I
 
Created by: Tina Comer Wilson
Record added: Oct 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79126760
Wilma Catherine Meemaw <i>Heflin</i> Beach
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Wilma Catherine Meemaw <i>Heflin</i> Beach
Added by: dudley
 
 
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