This is the tombstone for my grandparents Ray Ross and Edna May (Becker) Smith, Sr. It is located in Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas. Ray Ross was b. 28 Sep 1890 in Boyd, Barton Co., Kansas, the son of John Franklin "Frank" and Emma Delphenia (Baldwin) Smith. He d. 17 Dec 1973 in Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas. He m. Edna May Becker 23 Dec 1914 in Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas. Edna May was b. 8 Jun 1898 in Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas, the daughter of Johann (John) Joseph "Joe" and Emma Cornelia (Strait) Becker. She d. 12 Oct 1985 in Hoisington, Barton Co., Kansas. They had 11 children: Leo Undine, Maurine Maxine, Ellis Wayne, Veva Delfreda, Ray Ross "Smitty", Jr., Wilmer LaVerne, Cecil Eugene, Nola Katherine, Shirley Ann, Carolyn Jean and John Franklyn.
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