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 Myrtle O. Prestenback

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Myrtle O. Prestenback

Eldest daughter of Nelson Prestenback and Florence Mae Guerin. Sister of Margie Ann Prestenback.

Mae, only 15 or 16 at the time, was in labor nearly two days with Myrtle. The difficult pregnancy crippled Myrtle's hands and legs.

Though she was unable to go to school like her siblings, Myrtle had a sharp mind and was extremely intelligent. Her body may have been crippled, but her mind and manner were not - something that was proven by the beautiful, delicate embroidery she produced throughout her life, despite her crooked hands.

When Mae, and then Margie Ann, died, there was no one left to take care of Myrtle as she had been cared for all of her life. Her father was old and ailing, so Myrtle was put into a nursing home, where she remained for the rest of her life. She was still visited constantly by family and friends, however, and lived a happy life until her passing.



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  • Added: 6 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17830705
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Myrtle O. Prestenback (4 Mar 1916–18 Aug 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17830705, citing Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery, Maringouin, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by skatoolaki (contributor 46887319) .