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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.

Please leave some of your flowers with her, and my dad, he loved flowers too.

Jenkins, Joseph Frederick "Joe" 40428086
b. Sep. 2, 1910 d. Oct. 21, 1974

Thank you.

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Many obits I use are from my sister, Peggy Jenkins Kreiger, and our deceased 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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Barbara Chisler
Noah Stanley Turner
Thank you so very much enclosing the other information on Noah. His Uncle will be very great full on learning of it. Are you related to this family? If so would you contact me at my email address. Again thank you so much!!!!!
Added by Barbara Chisler on Apr 15, 2017 5:45 PM
Ann Harris Humble
RE: James Oliver Pottorf #19987830
Orlena - I have been chasing the Pottorfs through Minnie Kirk Pottorf lost her first husband James Oliver Pottorf 1906 in a mining accident; then married his brother Jake Pottorf. Apparently they became disappointed with each other and divorced. Minnie married a Louis Lafayette Threewit which was a big mistake. Louis killed Minnie and himself on July 3, 1926 according to a newspaper article. He is buried at the Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Kansas. James and Jake Pottorf were my great-grandfather's 1st cousins. Ann
Added by Ann Harris Humble on Apr 07, 2017 11:45 AM
Ann Harris Humble
James Oliver Pottorf #19987830
Thank you for the changes. James Oliver Pottorf also saw the census taker in 1900 on June 22, line 85,Sheet No. 16, in the same county. This entry lists him with his wife Minnie and young daughter and may be a better clue. J. Oliver Pottorf's father and maybe his mother were deaf so sometimes information was incorrectly stated on the censuses. Henry, younger brother of my direct ancestor, was born in Ohio, so the information on the census as to where Henry and his parents were born is incorrect. Thank you for sorting all this out. Ann
Added by Ann Harris Humble on Apr 06, 2017 2:32 PM
nita stolns
Perhaps you can help me. I know that Francis was the second wife of Lewis Runo Lee. Lee is the father of my G Grandmother who had a daughter that married my grandpa in Boulder, Colorado. When his first wife Julia passed Lewis then married Francis and was her 3 husband. He sold his farm in Fairfield County, Iowa and moved to McDonald County, Mo. He passed before Francis Ledbetter in McDonald Mo. Francis then married her 4th husband and is buried with him. Would you have any information as to the whereabouts of his final resting place?? Would you have any record in a family bible that was mentioned?? Did he use the money from the farm he sold and buy more property in Mo.?? Any help would be appreciated. His first wife is buried in the Perlee Cemetery in Fairfield Iowa with out a gravestone and has since been plowed under by a farmer using the land to raise his crops. Julia was a good Christian woman where as Lewis Runo drank quite abit. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I can be reached at

Best regards;
Added by nita stolns on Apr 03, 2017 11:00 PM
Mary Russell
George Elwin Dresher
Thank you for the transfer of my Dad! Mary
Added by Mary Russell on Mar 29, 2017 7:57 AM
Kathy Shaw
Joseph Edward Martin
Thank you for the extra info on Uncle Joed. I'm hoping to get a couple of days off next week so I can add these. I appreciate your help.
Added by Kathy Shaw on Mar 22, 2017 2:51 PM
William Robert "Bill" Merchant
Lucien F. Smith
I apologize for the "plethora" of updates and additional information regarding Lucien and his family (or families). He has been very difficult to track between the birth of his first child, Luches, with his first wife, Amelia Daggett, in 1867. At a request from a another researcher 2-3 years ago, I did some additional research and found that he had married (2nd) Anna Sawyer, and that they had a son, George Clarence (or Clarence George). Until I read the notes in his obituary which you posted, I had no idea that he had apparently been married BEFORE he married Amelia and that he had two children by that wife: Frank P. and May listed in the obit. In his death record which I recently found for Frank P., his mother's maiden name was "Stewart" but no first name was listed. I now believe that her name was Jennie (may have been a nickname for Virginia). I found a "Jennie Smith" in KCMO in the 1870 census report with Frank P. and May. She was listed as "married" but no husband was present in the census report. I will keep digging and attempt to document more of she and Lucien. Could it be that Lucien was a "gad-about" who had more than one family?

BTW, I have created Find A Grave records for Lucien's parents, Elijah and Sylvia (Childs) Smith and linked Lucien and his four siblings to them.

Bill Merchant, Find-a-Grave #48059506
Added by William Robert "Bill" Mer... on Mar 14, 2017 8:15 PM
J Tack
Ervin Zimmerman
F/G memorial 21909638 - I believe he was born in Ordway, Colorada not Missori as was his sister, this is from her obit -

Lora Jean Porter, age 87, of Fayetteville passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Fayetteville.

She was born January 14, 1930 in Ordway, Colorado to Joseph Rudolf and Ruby Catherime (Shaffer) Zimmerman. - Jim

Added by J Tack on Mar 10, 2017 11:47 AM
Margaret Pickett
Lucien and Anna
Thank you for making time to post their obituaries. Your work in Findagrave, and other places, is always appreciated.
Added by Margaret Pickett on Mar 08, 2017 2:03 PM
Janice McLean
Cooper-Devlin-Dunn Edits, Hosey Hill Cemetery
Many thanks for making those edits. I appreciate it. -- Janice McLean
Added by Janice McLean on Feb 27, 2017 5:33 PM
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