Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
She was born on April 12, 1948, in Guthrie, Okla., the daughter of Kenneth Jay and Gwendolyn Marie Querry. Marilyn attended elementary school in Palco and junior high in Plainville. Her family moved to Great Bend, where she graduated in 1966. In Great Bend, she met her high school sweetheart and on Aug. 9, 1969, she married Robert Eugene Becker, son of Winnis and Evelyn Becker of Great Bend. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1970, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She began her teaching career in Abilene. In 1978, she and Bob moved to Ponca City, Okla., where she taught at Garfield and Liberty elementary schools. She retired from her teaching career in 2003 after 32 years of teaching.
She loved participating in her grandchildren’s activities, as well as creating artistic pieces, taking digital photography, scrapbooking, singing, playing the piano and traveling. She cared for all her school kids and loved teaching with her fellow teachers.
Marilyn had accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior. She was committed to participating in church activities. She was dedicated to reading, studying the Bible and sharing the Gospel with others.
She is survived by her husband, of the home; son Michael Becker and his wife Amy (Gorczyca); daughter Jaime Bagg (Becker) and husband Chad; sister Karen Demory and husband Gerald of Bentonville, Ark., sister Kim Sheets and husband Will of Perry, Okla.; six grandchildren, Jonah, Maegan, Canaan, Ethan, Gabriel and Chloe; as well as her nephews and niece, Breen and Brad Haywood, Jay and Brandan Sheets and Maranda Wilson (Sheets). She left one uncle, Ray Gambill, and his children Mark Gambill and Rayma Brandt, and cousin, Janet Calvin. She was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law, Evelyn Becker, and brother-in-law Gary Becker.
Anderson Funeral Home*
505 Thunderbird Road
P.O. Box 337
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
His Wife, Theresa, passed away in 1930.
One daughter, Fay, four brothers and four sisters preceeded him in death.
Monday, March 15, 2010
When I went to my mailbox today there was a package in it from Marsha. I was so excited I could barely wait till I got into the house. But lo and behold and much to my surprise, there was more in the package than Fay's obituaries and the family history written by Mrs. Marvin Strait.
There was also these two wonderful pictures. The first one is of Theresa Strait and her children Fay and Marvin. The second one is of Mary and Marvin Strait and his sister, Fay. They are absolutely priceless!
But, it didn't stop there. She had also included two obituaries for Theresa Strait (my great grandaunt); an obituary for Greenbury King Strait (my great granduncle) and husband of Theresa (Vogel) Strait; one for Sylvia Strait (their daughter); one for James Marvin Strait; (their son) and one for Mary M. Strait (James Marvin's wife). That was way more than I had asked for!!
I am so thankful for wonderful people like Marsha Brown! I will share what she sent me in future posts.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Permelia and Daniel were the parents of ten children: James E. W., George Washington, Erastus Edward "Rass", Benjamin Franklin, William Henry, Florence Addie, Anna Amanda "Mandy", Sarah Jane, Daniel Lewis and Mary Ettie. There is some question as to whether Sarah, Daniel and Mary are actually their children even though the bible records list them. If they are and Permelia died sometime in 1867, then she would have had to have died between 13 May 1867 when Mary Ettie was born and 3 Nov 1867 when Daniel married his second wife. It could be that that was why Daniel re-married so quickly, because he had so many small children in his household. The 1870 census for Houston Twp., Adams, Illinois does not list Sarah, Daniel or Mary in the household of Daniel and Almyra Roberts. So, either the three children died before the 1870 census or Daniel and Permelia in fact were divorced and she took the three children with her. I have not been able to find Permelia in the 1870 census or any other census records since 1860.
At this point in time I am stymied on where to go next to find out more about my perplexing great-great grandmother, Permelia.