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Orlena (#46627566)
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Jenkins, Ruby Marie Bash 133214626
b. Mar. 23, 1920 d. Jul. 23, 2014

She loved flowers. She made her own from crepe paper & decorated Jenkins family and other family graves of people who had died before she was born, as well as those she had known, until she began to buy artificial or real ones. She was still interested in growing flowers at 94.

Many obits I use are from my sister, Peggy Jenkins Kreiger, and our mother, Ruby Bash Jenkins' obituary collection. The obituaries are used with their permission.

I also use photos my sister, Peggy has taken at cemeteries for me, they are also used with her permission. I also have photos from John Schehrer, Big John (#46634520) & Betty Saltenberger (#47066478), that I may use with their permission. Photos I have used from other Find A Grave members are used with their permission.

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The Profile Comments are not the place for questions about any of the MEMORIALS that I MANAGE.


For ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, LINKS or TRANSFERS for any Memorial, PLEASE USE THE EDIT BUTTON and click on Suggest A Correction or provide additional information."


If you have genealogical questions I don't have a problem with being asked to help here or via email. I prefer an email. it's more private.

Just try to give me enough information to understand what you want to know, and possibly be able to research for an answer.

Please place Find A Grave in the Subject, so I can tell it's not spam and include the link to the other Memorial/Profile to be discussed.

I've helped a lot of people since I started genealogy in the early 1980's. I'm now 76.

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Mark A. Swafford
Obituary information
Hi Orlena, I really appreciate your help with making the memorials more complete with obituaries. You are a blessing.
Added by Mark A. Swafford on Apr 05, 2015 12:47 AM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Carol A Harper Henderson
Thank you for making the links
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Mar 22, 2015 8:00 AM
Cheryl Nienhaus
Christine Slaughter
Added by Cheryl Nienhaus on Mar 14, 2015 10:10 AM
Kathy Shaw
Joseph Edward Martin
Yes, Joed is correct. That was what he was called. It's a combo of Joseph Edward.
Added by Kathy Shaw on Mar 05, 2015 8:13 PM
Anne Santos
RE: Harry R. Long
Thank you again, Orlena. Yes, I know the error was the newspapers, but I appreciate you sharing the info with me. I had never come across this later obit. Blessings on your day!
Added by Anne Santos on Feb 18, 2015 12:06 PM
Anne Santos
Harry R. Long
Thank you for the later obit on my father, Orlena. However, his middle name was Royce, not Roy. But I can use the latter part of what you found to add to the original obit. Thank you!
Added by Anne Santos on Feb 18, 2015 11:23 AM
Verna Rolen Giddens
Thanks for your info on the Giddens family. Ralph Giddens was married to my great-aunt Verna & was the only uncle I knew of her husbands. She was not married to an Edwards, but her daughter was, and Verna raised her daughter's son. I do not know anything about Ralph's prior marriages but if I find anything, I will be sure to let you know.
Added by Rhonda_RMYS on Feb 06, 2015 4:51 PM
Chris Bergstrom
RE: Obit Lookup
Thank you so much Orlena that is definitley him!! he would have been 81 if he died before Oct 22 that is his birthday.

Im going to create a memorial for him now, thanks for all the wonderful work you do here on and other sites.... have found alot of families obituaries thanks to you posting them.
Added by Chris Bergstrom on Jan 30, 2015 8:22 PM
Chris Bergstrom
Obit Lookup
I know you have worked alot in adding obituaries, my Grandpa's cousin Charles Arthur Smith whom went by Art was born Oct 22 1932 he died late last year in Nov or Dec i think but haven't had any luck finding a obit he lived in Lamar, Missouri maybe you could help me find if he had a obit?
Added by Chris Bergstrom on Jan 30, 2015 4:37 PM
Leslie and Beulah Garrison
Thank you for catching the duplication. I have deleted mine.
Added by T_Edmondson on Jan 29, 2015 5:02 PM
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