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Ruth Naomi Welker Abshier
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1882
Marquand
Madison County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1959
Kennett
Dunklin County
Missouri, USA

Newspaper Obituary - February, 1959

MRS. RUTH ABSHIER OF RISCO DIES

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Naomi Abshier, 76 year old resident of Risco, were held Wednesday afternoon, at 2, at the Risco General Baptist Church. Rev. Earl Reinhart officiated and burial was in the Malden Park Cemetery with Day and Night arrangements.

Mrs. Abshier died Sunday, Feb. 1, at 9 p.m., at the Kennett Memorial Hospital. She had been in ill health for several years. She was born March 11, 1882 at Marquand, Mo., the daughter of George and Rachel Welker. On June 10, 1899, at Malden, she was married to William Abshier, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by eight children: Mrs. Adah Cook, Mrs. Edith Ekland, and Tom Abshier, all of Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Maude Gourley of Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Mae Baby of Detroit, Mrs. Naomi Royal of Qulin, David of Texas, and Robert of Tallapoosa. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. G.M. Johnson of Malden, Mrs. J. W. Freeman of Call, Texas, Mrs. Nancy Lightfoot of Beaumont, Texas, Mrs. Callie Grady of Springfield, Ohio, and one brother, Leon Welker of Tallapoosa. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Leonard Welker (1856 - 1915)
  Rachel Catherine Yount Welker (1854 - 1909)
 
 Spouse:
  William M. Abshier (1873 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Dorthy Abshier Shafer (1923 - 1946)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ruth Naomi Welker Abshier (1882 - 1959)
  George Leonard Welker (1886 - 1963)*
  Nellie M. Welker Johnson (1887 - 1917)*
  Maggie Miranda L. Welker Patterson (1893 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Cemetery
Malden
Dunklin County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: D. Faulkner
Record added: Dec 17, 2009
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Ruth Naomi <i>Welker</i> Abshier
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