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Elva Morgan

1941 - 2010
County Coordinator, Harlan & Leslie Counties KYGenWeb

Elva (Nolan) Morgan passed away at Palemeto Baptist Hospital in Columbia, S.C. on May 28, 2010.

Her daughter Dawn and Sister Elizabeth was by her side during her short battle with cancer. She will be missed by those who followed her posting on the Internet about Harlan County.

She was born October 1941 in Brookside, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adrian and Ruby Nolan, husband John (Jack), son Mark and three brothers, Archie, Jackie, and Wilburn Wayne. She is survived by her son Byran (Nevada) and daughters Christine Illinois), Cynthia and Teresa (Nevada), Dawn Keefe (Chris) Blythewood S C). Sister Elizabeth Ligocki (Harv) Nevada, three brothers Bob (Jean) Totz, Ky., Adrian Jr. (Nevada), and Bill Nolan (Cele) Illinois. She is survived by 14 grandchildren, two who were very special to her (Ricky and Cody). No services are planned.

Her ashes will be put to rest with her late husband at the V.A. Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.
Cremation was at Kornegay and Moseley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Columbia, S.C.

Harlan Daily Enterprise, 04 Sep 2010

Source: KYGenWeb Memorial Page

Annie Whiteman

Co-County Coordinator, Blair County PAGenWeb

Nancy L. "Annie" Whiteman, 60, 1641 St. Francis Lane, Altoona, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Alfred and Naomi (Mellot) Fuchs. Her mother preceded her in death. She married Raymond J. Whiteman Dec. 22, 1965, at Grace Bible Church.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters: Kayla Detwiler and husband, Ed, of Duncansville and Kerry Roesch and husband, Brian, of Middletown, Del.; her father of Harrisburg, Ill.; and two brothers: David Fuchs and Ken Fuchs, both of Duncansville. She was known as "Gumby" to her eight grandchildren: Colin Brinkhoff, Conor Brinkhoff, Reid Brinkhoff, Torey Roesch, Mara Roesch, Nathan Detwiler, Cassie Detwiler and Bailey Detwiler.

Annie had a great love for her family and grandchildren. She had been the former librarian and member of the Blair County Genealogical Society and director of the PA Genealogical Web site, GenWeb. Annie was a volunteer at the Women's Homeless Shelter.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Plank, Stitt and Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg (www.pssfh.com). Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment at Grandview Cemetery.

Richard Lee Branch

03 Jul 2007
County Coordinatory, Kalamazoo County MIGenWeb

Source: MIGenWeb Memorial Page

Jacqueline "Jackie" King

10 Feb 1949 - 29 Jun 2007
County Coordinator, GAGenWeb Project

Jackie was a great contributor to Georgia Genealogy. She typed up so many obits, newspaper items, histories, biographies, and surveys several cemeteries mostly in the Northern Georgia counties such as Hall, Banks, Franklin. She was truly dedicated to preserving Georgia Genealogy.

Her death was quite sudden from a massive heart attack.

Source: GAGenWeb Memorial Page

Jolene K. Pillars

30 Mar 2007
County Coordinator, Montmorency County MIGenWeb

Source: MIGenWeb Memorial Page

Kenneth D. Johnson

17 Nov 2006
County Coordinator, GAGenWeb Project

Ken was such an integral part of the Archives. The counties that he maintained in Georgia were numerous and we know he helped so many, many researchers along the way.

Source: GAGenWeb Memorial Page

Arthur M. Griffiths

County Coordinator, Oxford County MEGenWeb

Arthur passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2005. He served within the MEGenWeb Project as County Coordinator of Oxford County, and as host of many town pages within the MEGenWeb Project. Arthur's life and work embraced history and its preservation. His time and dedication to the MEGenWeb Project and the Maine genealogical community will be sorely missed.

Source: MEGenWeb Memorial Page

Donald Westbrook

1951 - 2004
County Coordinator, De Soto County MSGenWeb, plus Scott and Panola Counties previously.

Donald Westbrook, 53, of Courtland, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Westbrook was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, a Systems Technician for Batesville Casket Company, a Navy Reserve Veteran and a Mason. Memorial services are Friday, Nov. 12 at Bethany Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m.

Survivors include his father Donald E. Westbrook of Oakland; his step-mother Loraine Parrish Westbrook of Oakland; one brother Robert Westbrook of Nineveh, Ind.; two step-brothers, Gerald Parrish and Tommy Parrish, both of Batesville and two step-sisters, Laura Herron of Batesville and Sandra McGregor of Trezevant, Tenn.

Source: The Panolian, Batesville, Mississippi

Joe Mitchell Robinson

1954 - 2004

Joel was interested in genealogy and contributed his family information to the Marshall County WVGenWeb site. He also transcribed the 1870 Liberty District census while he was working away from home. He was particularly proud of having claimed the Civil War medals of five of his relatives who served in West Virginia regiments during the Civil War. The medals were claimed from the West Virginia State Archives after providing documentary proof of his relationship to the soldiers.

Source: Memorial Page for Joel

Mary K Goodyear

1954 - 2004
County Coordinator, Johnson County KYGenWeb

Mary K was a loving mother, wife and friend. She took her personal time to help anyone who contacted her to help them with their family tree at no charge. She was a dedicated genealogist who gave of herself endlessly. Her death is a great loss within the Johnson Co. Kentucky community. She started the Johnson Co website in 1996 and spent years making it a site where all could visit and learn about their family trees.

Source: Memorial Page for Mary K

Jo Caula Gregg Thiessen

1931 - 2004
County Coordinator, Scott, Woodford, and Harrison Counties KYGenWeb

Jo Thiessen joined the KYGenWeb Project in April 1996 when the KYGenWeb Project was just being formed as coordinator for the Scott and Woodford County sites. In addition to acting county coordinator for Scott and Woodford Counties, she later also took on Harrison County for the KYGenWeb Project and she was deeply involved with all things historical in Scott County, KY.

Source: KYGenWeb Memorial Page

Bill Clody

August 2004
County Coordinator, Walker County GAGenWeb

Fascinated by genealogy, Bill Clody managed the Walker County section of the online GAGenWeb Project, part of the USGenWeb Project. He traveled to Tennessee and North Carolina and compiled quite a family tree, going back some 200 years.

Maurice "Morrie" Krueger

1924 - 2004

"I just received word that Maurice (Morrie) Krueger, former Edmunds County SDGenWeb CC has passed away. SDGenWeb has benefitted from Morrie's relentless scanning, and OCR-ing of many, many SD books. He has also secured permission from copyright holders for us to use all or part of their books. We will truly miss him, but he has left a legacy that will live forever." Joy Fisher, South Dakota State Coordinator/p>

Obituary: Aberdeen - Mass of Christian Burial for Maurice Krueger will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ipswich, S.D. Fr. Gregory Tschakert will serve as Celebrant of the Mass. Burial will be in the Ipswich City Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites. A Liturgical Wake Service will be at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ipswich. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday at Gramm-Hein Funeral Home in Ipswich. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at the church from 11:00 a.m. to the time of the service. Maurice Krueger was born on Dec. 18, 1924, the son of Carl and Wavie (Hall) Krueger in Belle Township, Edmunds County, S.D. He grew up on the farm and attended country school. He graduated from Ipswich High School as valedictorian of his class in 1942. Maurice attended college at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City before joining the U.S. Navy. He attended Electronics school in the Navy and upon receiving his honorable discharge, he went to work at Cook Research Laboratories in Chicago, Ill. While working there, he attended night school at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ill. In 1952, he was assigned to the Washington, D.C., area where he was in charge of a group of engineers doing countermeasures research on U.S. Navy fire control radars. He then transferred to technical sales and worked for several manufacturers representatives in the Washington, D.C., area before starting his own business, K-G Electronics, Inc. He retired from business in 1980 to pursue hobbies, which included living on his yacht for a number of years on the east coast of the United States prior to returning to South Dakota in 1986. He had been active in a number of clubs, including the Aberdeen Computer Club, the Aberdeen Area Genealogical Society, the South Dakota Genealogical Society, and the North Central Genealogical Society. He was an officer in most of these clubs. He and his wife Florence published over fifty books dealing with genealogy and computers. Maurice also served on various boards including the Southside Cemetery Association in Ipswich, S.D., the Marcus P. Beebe Memorial Library Board in Ipswich, S.D., the South Dakota State Genealogical Society Board, and was a volunteer at the Alexander Mitchell Public Library in Aberdeen, S.D. He died at his home in Aberdeen on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004. Maurice is survived by his wife Florence (Schaub) Krueger of Aberdeen; three sons, Dale and Kirk of Annapolis, Md., and Eric who lives in Virginia; one daughter, Linda (Roy) Prebble of Texas; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, his first wife and one son.

Source: Aberdeen News, 02 Feb 2004

Jeri Shangle

1951 - 2003

Source: MIGenWeb Memorial Page

Marcella Dawson

1941 - 2003
Co-CC for St. Mary's MDGenWeb

Marcella Dawson was the County Co-Coordinator for the MDGenWeb's St. Mary's County site, along with Linda Reno. Marcella handled the technical and programming tasks associated with the site in a very professional and proficient manner. The St. Mary's County site is generally accepted as one of the finest in the entire state due to its technical excellence as well as the richness of its content and its eye-pleasing design, due in large part to Marcella's talents. The entire MDGenWeb community, volunteers as well as researchers, will miss Marcella, and we offer our condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

Source: MDGenWeb Memorial Page

Charmaine Keith

01 Mar 2003

Our deepest sympathy and most heartfelt prayers go out to the family, friends and loved ones of Charmaine. May she stay in your hearts forever and and may all your memories be happy ones.

Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Vender Fay

1970 - 2003

Cheryl Ann Hemingway

8 Jan 2002
County Coordinator, JoDaviess County ILGenWeb

Cheryl was the long time coordinator of the JoDaviess County ILGenWeb site. She will be sadly missed by the ILGenWeb family.

MORGAN T. DAVIDSON

30 Nov 1938 - 03 Jan 2002

IN LOVING MEMORY

Bobbe Jeanne Duvall

23 Sep 1950 - 26 Aug 2001

Jeff Murphy

1947 - 2001

Jeff Murphy was one of the people responsible for the birth of The USGenWeb Project. Jeff played an integral role in starting the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project, which evolved into the KyGenWeb Project. It was Jeff who set up the first USGenWeb main page with Kentucky and Arkansas having the first state sites. For his efforts we owe Jeff a tremendous debt of gratitude.

Jeff was 54 years old when he passed away in in Gresham, Oregon on May 20, 2001. He leaves a wife, Debra, and two small children.

Roy Wheeler

Roy Wheeler was the archivist for Gallatin and Trimble County, Ky with the Ky Archives, part of the USGenWeb Archives. He passed away March 21, 2001.

Roy 'Bucky' Wheeler, loved genealogy research and took every opportunity to ex plore families' histories. "He was really into it," said his sister, Atha Stewart of Sanders. "He started by tracing our own families. He had us back to the 1700s."

Mr. Wheeler had his own genealogy Web page and loved talking about genealogy. "He was very easy going and well-liked, and he tried to draw people out about their families because he was interested in their ancestry," says Mrs. Stewart.

Mr. Wheeler, 57, of Carrollton, died at 2:44 a.m. Wednesday at his home. He was a retired service manager with Pepsi-Cola and a member of Sparta Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Carlton-Lowder Funeral Home, Warsaw. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight in the funeral home. Burial will be in Owenton Cemetery.

Carol Middleton

Carol Middleton, former county coordinator with the USGenWeb Project in Alabama, Georgia and Virginia, left us on 20 September 2000. She left the following two pages for us to use.

Thanks, Carol!

Pat Barnes

04 Apr 2000
County Coordinator, Roane County WVGenWeb

Pat was the County Coordinator for the Roane County WVGenWeb Project. She was also very active in the Roane County Historical Society. Pat will be greatly missed by many.

Laura hulslander

02 Apr 2000
County Coordinator, Washington County NYGenWeb

Ronald Dean Vosika

25 Jan 1934 - 16 Jan 2000

Ron, along with his wife, Alice, have been good supporters of our project, and have volunteered to help in any way they can. Ron will always be known in our group as the fisherman who helped to catch the 'big one' at the lake at our Meet & Greet in Aurora, Nebraska. Ron passed away January 16, 2000.

Melinda Dee Ann Merrell Hobb

22 Oct 1967 - 11 Dec 1999
County Coordinator, Andrews County TXGenWeb

Funeral services for Melinda Dee Ann Merrell Hobbs, 32, of Andrews Texas were held on Tuesday December 14 at 10 A.M. at McNett Funeral Home Chapel. She died on Saturday December 11 at Permian General Hospital in Andrews. She was born on October 22, 1967, in Anchorage, Alaska. Survivors include her husband Rocky Hobbs, one daughter Karolyn Caye Hobbs, one son, Stewart Wayne Merrell, her mother Mary Fullen, and two sisters Evelyn Taylor of Midland Texas and Dedra Schwartz of Crane Texas. Melinda was a valued volunteer for Andrews County TxGenWeb. Her contributions will be missed.

Donald Spidell

1942 - 1999

Malcom "Mike" BASHAM

25 May 1942 - 15 Sep 1997

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Mike Basham, TXGenWeb coordinator and USGW Board member and Executive VP of the Dallas Genealogical Society. Mike was well-loved and respected by people all over the world. He has been the driving force behind the expansion of this vital internet resource for genealogists with Texas ancestry. He will be greatly missed. We extend our sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

Malcom Luther "Mike" Basham, born May 25, 1942 in Grandview, Texas, and passed away September 15,1997 in Dallas, Texas. Mike grew up in Venus, where he was Valedictorian of his graduating class of 1960. He graduated in the class of 1964 from Texas A&M and was a member of the Ross Volunteers. He served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966. He married Nancy Elick, January 6, 1968. He was Past President of Lake Highlands Soccer Association; Past President of Bishop Lynch Booster Club; Officer in the Dallas Genealogical Society; Officer in Royal Highlands Homeowners Association. He was a Professional Genealogist who brought his two hobbies (computer and genealogy) together (GenWeb). He was preceded in death by his mother and father; Frances and Kermit Basham. He is survived by his wife of 29 years: Nancy Basham, daughters; Susanne Koonce and her husband, Larry (Plano); sons John Basham and his wife Jennifer (Irving), and Mark BAsham (Dallas); brothers: Dwaine Basham and his wife, Myrlene (Dallas), Travis Basham and his wife, Peggy (San Antonio), sister: Lieta Wooldridge (Dallas) ; numerous nieces and nephews. Vigil Service-Rosary will be said 7:30 P.M. Thursday September 18, 1997, ST PARTICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH. Rev. Msgr. Richard Johnson and Father Michael Guadagnoli con-celebrants. Interment will be in Grandview, Texas.

If desired, memorials may be made in Mike's name to The Bishop Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund, 9730 Ferguson Rd. Dallas, TX 75228 or Dallas Genealogy Society P.O. Box 12648 Dallas, TX 75225

Source: TXGenWeb Memorial Page

W. David Kirby

23 Oct 1934 - 9 May 1997

David Kirby was born October 23, 1934 in Hobart, OK and passed away May 9, 1997 in Cheyenne, OK. He graduated from Sentinel High School and Southwestern State College in Weatherford. He married Rogna Crane in Cheyenne in 1957. He served in the United States Army for 20 years until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel. After moving to Cheyenne in 1979, he worked for OETA and owned Red Rock Industries.

He is survived by his wife, Rogna, his daughter, Dawn Becker, and two grandchildren, his mother, three sisters and his mother-in-law.

Rex E. STEVENSON, Jr.

09 May 1997

Rex E. Stevenson, Jr., founder of the Herkimer/Montgomery Counties NYGenWeb, passed away on May 9, 1997. Rex is very much missed by us, Rachel Meyer and Martha Magill, whose tribute to him, we hope, can try to describe the experience of being a Friend of Rex.

Larry SWANEY

24 Jan 1997

Larry Swaney, 52, of Fairbury, Neb., died Jan. 24, 1997, at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury. Survivors include his five children; mother, Mae Bush of Fairbury; and half brother, Allen Bush and his wife Kim of Fairbury. Fairbury Journal-News Friday Jan. 24, 1997.

Larry was one of the Assistant Coordinators for the NEGenWeb. He will be missed.

Ronald Odis SINGLETON

27 Apr 1940 - 15 Jan 1997

Ron was born 27 April 1940 in St. Louis the son of Marie (Mrs. James) Lipsey of Kennett, Mo., and the late Cleo Singleton. Ronald was married to Lois Dean Arnel and they had 3 sons named Ronald Gene, Charles Kirk and the late Kenneth Wayne. They were divorced. On 12 January, 1962 Ron married Ida Holland and they remained together until his death. Ron and Ida were blessed with 4 boys and 1 daughter. Dennis Keith and Kevin Dewane are the only ones who lived to maturity (youngest and oldest). Ron's daughter, Debra Denise lived 2 yrs and 3 mos. and the 2 middle boys, David Wayne and Gregory Scott passed over to heaven at very young ages.

Ronald had green eyes, brown hair, was 5' 11" and weighed about 189 lbs. He had been diabetic for around 12 years or so. Ron was a resident of the City of St. Louis, Missouri.

He was researching the Singleton and Boyer families of Puxico, Mo. and Stoddard Co., Mo. Ronald was a very quiet man but he meant what he said when he said something. He was an active member of the Meramec Heights Assembly of God, and enjoyed talking about the Bible. He was very thrilled to be a part of The USGenWeb Project and he took it to heart and worked very long hours on it and he loved it. Ida is very proud of him concerning his love for the project and that The USGenWeb Project loved and will miss him. Ron will always be in our hearts and memory. Ron is buried at the Corith Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Mo.

Ron was a great asset to our organization, having been the state coordinator for both Nevada and Colorado. He also supported St. Louis County in Missouri, and was one of the USGenWeb project archivists.


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