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Rhea Mae Dewater Brawner
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1927
Black Hawk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 2011
Reno County
Kansas, USA

Mom died this date August 28, 2011 at Hospice House of Reno County, Hutchinson,Kansas. She went to the Hutchinson Hospital at 5:00am August 23, 2011 from Mennonite Manor Nursing home. On August 25th she went to Hospice house from the hospital at 11:00am. On August 28th at 5:56pm mom passed away at Hospice house. Mom passed peacefully sleeping. She is the last of the DeWater family of Phillip Ola and Clara Etta DeWater. Mom had 13 brothers and sisters.

**1942** between 8th grade and 9th grade mom had her first child a baby girl. She had the baby at home of her parents with a Doctor at the house in Waterloo, Iowa the baby girl died.

**1944** Roberta Jean DeWater Brawner Belote, born Hutchinson, Kansas Reno, County at St. Elizabeth's Mercy Hospital November 18 1944. Mother, Rhea Mae DeWater Find A Grave Memorial# 51871214 - Father, Find A Grave Memorial# 133482575 - Forrest Eugene Alcott, husband of moms sister Helen. Mom was living in Moose Lake, Minnesota when she got pregnant with Roberta. Mom had moved from Minnesota to Hutchinson in August 1944 at age 16. She lived at 218 Osborne Street, Hutchinson. She worked at Betts Bakery. She turned 17 October 29th and Roberta was born November 18, 1944. Mom had left Iowa in early 1944 to get away from her dad. She had gone to Moose Lake, Minn., where 2 of her sisters lived with their families. While there mom got pregnant by the husband of her sister Helen. We have had DNA testing completed which does confirm that Forrest Alcott was Roberta's father.

**1946** April 7
Mom gave birth to a son; Harlan Jess Grandon
Born to Rhea Mae DeWater and to Jess Grandon. Baby died premature after living 9 hours. Rhea was in her 7th month of pregnancy. Her first boy born in Bedford, Iowa.
Filed Standard Certificate Of Death May 16 1946
State file number 17525
Maryville, Missouri Nodaway County St. Francis Hospital.
The Hospital that the doctor took the baby to after being born at home in Bedford Iowa, was just across the border into Missouri this is why the Missouri death certificate.
Buried Iowa in the Bedford City Cemetery Section 7 grave 28

Rhea Mae DeWater, married Wayne Ellis Brawner; Sr., on April 28, 1947, in Wyandotte County Kansas. They were living in Kansas City, Missouri at the time and went over to Kansas City, Kansas and were married. Marriage number 89438 volume 116 page 152.
To this union with Wayne and Rhea are 5 children:
**1947** Baby boy born in Waterloo, Iowa Premature birth, baby died
**1948** Sandra Kay Brawner Gonzalez;
Born February 13, 1948 11:50 P.M.
Born Reeds Spring, Missouri at home in Rural Stone County
Midewife was - Alpha Foland
Sandy's Birth Certificate State file number 25069 filed April 28, 1948
**1950** Wayne Ellis Brawner Jr.;
Born January 3, 1950 Waterloo, Iowa Blackhawk County
**1955** Gayle Ann Brawner Davenport;
Born October 26, 1955 Hutchinson, Kansas Reno, County
**1964** Craig Allen Brawner.
Born May 28, 1964 Hutchinson, Kansas Reno County

Mom had eight children of which five lived
Family links: 
  Philip Ola Dewater (1890 - 1951)
  Clara Etta Adams Dewater (1893 - 1982)
  Wayne Ellis Brawner (1924 - 1972)*
  Roberta Jean Brawner Belote (1944 - ____)*
  Harlan Jess Grandon (1946 - 1946)*
  Sandra Kay Brawner Gonzales (1948 - 2015)*
  Elsie Elizabeth Dewater Knutson (1912 - 1973)*
  Helen Arnola Dewater Ponte (1914 - 1995)*
  Ruth Marie Dewater Martin (1916 - 1994)*
  Beulah Leota Dewater Teel (1919 - 1991)*
  Charles Keith Dewater (1920 - 1986)*
  Dorothy Ilene Dewater (1922 - 1922)*
  Russell Adams Dewater (1924 - 2003)*
  Fern Eula Dewater (1926 - 1926)*
  Rhea Mae Dewater Brawner (1927 - 2011)
  Ralph Hamilton Dewater (1929 - 1969)*
  Philip Lee Dewater (1931 - 1969)*
  Marlys Jean Dewater Hovey (1933 - 2007)*
  Darlene Lucille Dewater Anthony (1934 - 2007)*
  Etta Nadine Dewater Liebert (1936 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Park Cemetery
Reno County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Wayne & Janet Brawner
Record added: May 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51871214
Rhea Mae <i>Dewater</i> Brawner
Added by: Wayne & Janet Brawner
Rhea Mae <i>Dewater</i> Brawner
Added by: Wayne & Janet Brawner
Rhea Mae <i>Dewater</i> Brawner
Added by: Wayne & Janet Brawner
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family you never meet hugs
- KJ
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014

 Added: Aug. 29, 2011
Mom, I will never forget all you have done for me and the rest of the family. You were always there for me through all my illness and much more. You were the Mother I always hoped I could be for my children. Just know you are much Loved no matter what....(Read more)
- Sandra Gonzalez
 Added: Aug. 28, 2011

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