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Sheila White Hughes (#47145789)
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Bio Photo I live in Tucson, AZ, which is very far away from my area of interest...mostly Carroll County, IL. I've been working on my family history only since 2009. I picked it up where my late brother left off. He started it ages ago when there were no computers to rely on. Everyone he found was through old family records, interviews, libraries, and cemeteries. He would buy headstones for family members who were buried in Potter's fields or who had only a rudimentary marker. The surnames I'm most closely associated with are White, Woodruff, Rahn, and Miller, all in Illinois but in various counties: Schuyler, Knox, Carroll. My info on the Whites and Woodruffs is sketchy, so I'd really like to find more about them, starting with their graves. My Dad passed away when I was 12 years old, so I never got to ask the questions about his family that have arisen since I began working on genealogy.

I am not in a position, unfortunately, to be able to be a photo volunteer--at least not yet--but my gratitude for these selfless folks is immeasurable. You perform such an invaluable service for this site and your hard work is much appreciated.

***I would also like to thank the caring people who post flowers on my family's memorials. It brings tears to my eyes when I find that someone has visited a member of my family on their birthday or angel day...or anytime. It is so touching and always tugs at my heart strings when I come across these tokens. If I can't thank each of you individually, I at least want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness.***

My precious puppy Stewart, 4/29/2003 - 1/10/2014

My thanks to D. Frederick Birely on this site for teaching me how to link family members on my bio page!

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sniksnak
RE: Prayers
Sheila, I so deeply appreciate your thoughts and prayers for my Mama. Thank you so much. With love and huggles, Suse
Added by sniksnak on Jun 27, 2014 9:28 AM
Diana McDevitt Eyler
RE: Thank you
Hi Sheila, You are so very welcome. It's my pleasure to visit Stewie. Thank You for remembering my husband Butch's birthday today it means a lot to know he is remembered. Diana.
Added by Diana McDevitt Eyler on Jun 21, 2014 7:39 AM
L. SUE BLUE.
thank u
for visiting Danny Turner,u r so kind,God Bless u
Added by L. SUE BLUE. on May 11, 2014 10:55 AM
Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
RE: Trapper
Dear Sheila,
Thanks for the kind messages...you sound like me, I'd have been across the yard to that dog in a heartbeat, too. =) Trapper's story has been shared literally thousands of times through the web, my writing, etc. now, and the mail that I get on the photo is wonderful...it gives people something to think about, I think, and in some cases, it helps some to have hope and faith that there are things that we do not understand, a power or Being that will always be there for us. As I say in the memorial, the photo brought my own father great comfort when he was dying; after we had that photo come back from the photo shop, Dad never doubted again that he would not someday be reunited with Ron. Anyhow, Take Care and do stay in touch; it seems that I am always busy, but I always check my pages on here and my messages. Have a good day tomorrow - Hugs, Rhonda and Gannon Blue
Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on May 10, 2014 11:25 PM
Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
Hi and Hugs =)
Dear Sheila,
Thank You for your message - I have already added you as a friend, so that I will remember to visit your pages, so yes, let's stay in touch. I have been on and offline so much for close to a year now with health issues and my mom's loss, but things are looking better...I really find a great deal of comfort in this site and am glad to be back. Re Stewie, I just came online and didn't notice whether you have visited my brother's dog, Trapper - gosh, if a person don't like animals, as far as I'm concerned, there's just not going to be much to talk about, as far as I'm concerned! Even my mom and dad, in the middle of a lifestyle that can only be described as cyclonic (I always say that a tornado would have straightened day to day life up for us), were wise and compassionate enough to love animals, and they passed that onto every one of us kids. One of my favorite memories of my mom is her rescuing an abandoned kitten in the lot where we'd pulled to read a roadmap and let us kids stretch our legs for a minute - on closer inspection, we discovered the poor little guy had been born with only one eye. I still wonder, forty years later if that's why somebody abandoned him, isn't that a shame? Anyhow, Mom bundled Claude the Cat up (I have NO idea where she got the Claude), snagged a cardboard box for him down the road, and Claude was fed with an eye dropper for the next week or so til he could lap milk up on his own. We kept that little guy with us on the road for months and when he passed - I now realize the poor thing had some sort of pneumonia - even my big tough dad cried. If you go to Dad's page, you'll see that he did not fit the makeup of a crier, either. So I am grateful for what we were taught under some very complicated circumstances, and proudly mention whenever I get a chance that I have had pet dogs, cats, hamsters, rats, a chicken named Susie Q and a pig named Freckles...and a duck named Mr. Bill (yes, I think I am clever, Mr. Bill, get it? ha!), and I will no doubt have many more four footed buddies during my time here. We are at the hospital so much right now that we don't have pets, but Gannon has a poster on his wall that shows a dog sitting amid absolute destruction, the furniture is destroyed, the walls are ruined, etc....and the caption has the dog saying "Remember, you told me this morning that you love me!" ha! Anyhow, have a good Mother's Day weekend, and if you see new people visiting your pages, hope that's ok - a site friend specifically told me about your Uncle, a veteran, whom I hope will have more visitors. =) Take Care - Rhonda and Gannon Blue
Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on May 09, 2014 2:20 AM
D C
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Hello Sheila,

Thank you so much for sponsoring my cousin Tony's memorial, that was so kind of you. He is actually my mother's 1st cousin, they were close as kids. I didn't know much about him except from her fond memories.

I am so sorry for your recent loss, your precious Stewie was adorable. It speaks volumes about you how you rescued him. I am a huge animal lover too.

Bless you. :)

Deb C
Added by D C on May 09, 2014 12:04 AM
Shock
Shakera Lynn Johnston
Thank you so MUCH for sponsoring my little one. She had such a hard time, I stayed up many of hours with her, but to no avail, I was so upset when she went to the bridge, I loved her so much, she was so sweet and she barely grew, she kept her puppy looks. Thank you for her sponsorship. Many, Many, Hugs to you.
Added by Shock on May 07, 2014 7:05 PM
Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
RE: Stewie
Dear Sheila,
You're more than welcome...as said, for some reason I was singled out when I highlighted pets (perhaps the person thought I was playing favorites?, but they didn't have any pages whatsoever up, pet or people!!!!), and it made me a little gun shy. But Stewie was so cute, and his story is so touching, I just cried and cried. I love that famous quote about you can tell a human's being character by how he treats an animal...lots of hugs, and stay in touch, ok? - Rhonda and Gannon Blue
Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on May 07, 2014 6:40 PM
Gary Monigold
RE: Robert & Catherine Peters
You are very welcome, Sheila. Glad I could help. I remember the Peters back in the 50's or 60's running the sporting goods store here in Freeport. Gary
Added by Gary Monigold on May 05, 2014 5:46 PM
Diana McDevitt Eyler
RE: Stewie
Hi Shelia, You are so very welcome. It was my pleasure to visit Stewie on his birthday. How could anyone not love Stewie he's so cute. Thank You for rescuing him. I have three rescue cats. I hope you don't mind I added you as a friend so that I may remember to visit Stewie from time to time. Have a nice day Diana.
Added by Diana McDevitt Eyler on Apr 30, 2014 4:57 PM
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