Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kent Doze

his wife Vicki posted this on facebook.... Kent Doze at about age three or four. I don't know where this picture was taken. He is wearing another uniform his mother had made him. Vicki Bever Doze Our grandson Curtis looks a lot like his "PawPaw" in this picture. Jesse Doze he does look like him.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

home sweet home

took these pictures of the general locale of my late great grandparents farm off Route A near Trenton MO where I lived my early years.......the buildings are gone, and it is on private land, so took a pic of the grassy depression that
used to be the long lane to the farm, and the tree line where the farm was...and the street sign.

rural living in Modena,MO

took some pictures of our childhood home after my dentist visit...trying to respect the no trespassing sign, of course...the house used to be pink. and I had my own was like that William Shatner spider movie in there...but I just slept with the covers over my head! there was a music room, too!

Memorial Day weekend 2012

after dropping Katie & Vivian off at allnite skate in Bethany saturday nite, I decorated graves at Sharon Cemetery, Springer Chapel, and Cat Creek cemeteries. these are old old rural cemeteries and so many graves are falling down and unreadable and don't get decorated...

Harriet Hughes Harrison Maxwell

from Birth: Aug. 29, 1829 Tazewell County Virginia, USA Death: Feb. 21, 1911 w/o 1st Alexander Perry HARRISON 11 Jan 1857 & 2nd James C. MAXWELL 04 Mar 1881 in Harrison Co., MO. Burial: Cat Creek Cemetery Gilman City Harrison County Missouri, USA Plot:

Friday, May 25, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Dozes' Dilemma 2008

Our year begins with Christmas season 2007. Jesse, Carissa and Curtis spent about three weeks with us and they along with Jared, Kent, and I spent Christmas Eve sledding at the Heise Home. Even this big mama took her turn on the sled! We had a lot of fun. We had two Christmases, one on Christmas Day and one the weekend after when son Dustin, Karen, Brett, and Cody came. We had a great time and it was fun to see how Curtis took to his aunt Karen and cousins Brett and Cody! He really loved them. I think Dustin got a kick our of watching his nephew have so much fun. Curtis was dressed as Santa Claus and he knew exactly what presents were for him! Jan. found us in San Antonio, TX for Jesse's last surgery. We stayed with him for three weeks. Jared stayed with his Aunt Barbara during this time and we're very grateful to her. One day when Jesse was feeling fairly good we drove to Corpus Christy, TX and Port Aransas. It was the first time I had ever seen the Gulf of Mexico and the first time any of us had been on a cruise ship. We had a lovely dinner on board and spent 8 hours in the Gulf of Mexico, which was a little rough. None of us got sick, but all of us had problems with dizziness! It was also the first time we had traveled on a ferry that took us back and forth to Port Aransas where we spent the night. We saw dolphins and enjoyed that very much. The trip turned out to be too much for Jesse and he was glad to get home. We called Jesse when we arrived home to find he wasn't doing well, so Kent flew down to Texas and spent another two weeks with him. He helped him move to another house and get some medical care. While Kent was gone we had 8 inches of snow. One morning I locked my keys in the car with the motor running and our good neighbor found a nice policeman who got my door unlocked in a snap. Then driving into work was a nightmare. The streets Topeka were snow packed and slick. I passed several car accidents. I was glad my trip had been delayed because of the locked car and felt I was spared from driving during rush hour. I was sure glad when I got to work, but I worried all day about getting home, but I made it safe and sound. I let the television stations know how I felt about Topeka not getting their streets cleaned off and how our little town of Carbondale had the roads cleared before I went to work. I got response from the stations and there was a little special about it on the 6:00 news. I took advantage of the snow and got out the sled to slide down the hill in our front yard. It was so much fun, but I couldn't talk Jared into going down. I guess he thought I looked silly or something. We had some special birthdays in the family this year: Jesse turned 30, Jared turned 35 (and he's so proud of that), Brett turned 13 and is now officially a teenager, and my sister Tammy turned 50! This year we worked on the yard and house. We tore down the large water soaked storm shelter in our front yard and had everything bulldozed in; the big hill also went (now where can I go sledding?) We tore out the cracked asphalt driveway and had tons and tons of gravel poured all around the circle drive, our neighbor cut down the ugly wagon wheel at the front of the drive, also some fence posts were taken down and three gigantic gates given away. Now our front yard looks open and spacious. Kent built a beautiful deck on the back of the house and we've gotten so much enjoyment from it. I enjoyed planting flowers this year and even managed to take better care of them, thanks to an online friend who has picture perfect gardens. She was quite an inspiration. We even planted roses this year. I bought one plant and Kent decided we needed two more! I experimented with my camera and got some great closeups of one of my orange roses! We had all five boys home, along with their families, and Jillian, a friend of Cub's for July 4th. We had a great day. My brother David and his wife Brenda and a friend Elaine came over to watch the awesome fireworks display. I think the boys outdid themselves from last year! Brett was really into fireworks this year and had a marvelous time! Cody didn't seem too impressed, played with his Wii games instead. Curtis was absolutely scared to death. While Karen was at our house that weekend she spent a lot of time pulling weeds in Kent's vegetable garden and David helped her bag the weeds up. While Jesse, Carissa, and Curtis were home, we spent a day at Gage Park and Zoo in Topeka until it started storming. Jared had never ridden on the train and he loved it. We didn't get to ride the carousel because of the lightening. We went to two reunions this year. Mom hosted the Hudson Reunion in Lindsborg, KS. It was great to visit our Colorado cousins, Christina and Merle Stambaugh, Gary Hudson, and son. Just prior to the reunion we went to Wichita to visit Kent's brother-in-law Don Jenkins, who had just been operated on for lung cancer. Don is doing well and even managed to go elk hunting in the Rockies. Kent's sister Barbara has had some health problems. She takes care of everyone else before she takes care of herself. Kent, Jared, and I went to Syracuse in Oct. so we could watch Brett run Junior High cross country in Johnson, KS. We had to stop outside of Great Bend to take Jared to a hospital emergency room before we got to Syracuse. He was having an adverse reaction to some new medication. The nurses and doctors took very good care of him, ran lots of tests, talked with Jared's doctor in Osage City and soon we were on our way. Jared had a difficult time during the whole trip. Brett is 13 years old and in the 8th grade. HE is presently playing basketball. He plays the piano, sings, still loves golf, swimming and baseball. HE gets top grades and is president of his 8th grade class. HE loves fishing, hunting,and camping, too. He has gotten his deer three years in a row, this year a large trophy mule deer! Cody is in the first grade and is doing so well that there is talk about gifted classes. HE reads at a3.7 grade level. HE received the schools annual Citizenship award. Cody is crazy about his Wii games, loves golf, swimming, basketball and baseball. HE also loves fishing and camping and can hardly wait until he can go deer hunting with his dad and brother. Brett and Cody entertained us with their piano playing while we were there visiting. Dustin serves on the City Council and Karen serves on the School Board. They are both so busy, it makes my head spin! Dustin says this is the last year he's coaching high school baseball, but I think he's said that before! We stopped in Tribune and Sharon Springs, looking for possible places to live when I retire, but it was disappointing. We stopped in Colby to visit my Aunt Zelma Bever Reed who is 92 years young and to visit the cemetary so I could put flowers on graves of my dad, my grandparents, and Aunt Lela Bever Hills. We enjoyed a nice dinner and visit with friends Sue and Dwayne Randolph. We had nice visits with several friends and relatives while there. Time is always so short and we wish we could see all our friends and relatives. Maybe next time? Jesse officially received his disability retirement from the USMC OCt 30th and he and his family are now living in their new home in Howard, Ohio which is close to Mt Vernon where Carissa's family lives. Jesse plans to go back to school taking classes in Human Resource Management. We hate having them live so far away and know we're going to miss out on a lot of Curtis's life, just like we have Brett and Cody's. Curtis gave his parents a terrible scare when he found a bottle of Children's Liquid Tylenol, opened the child proof lid, drank the entire contents, and put the lid back on! He was rushed to the emergency room, had an IV, two blood tests from the arm and given charcoal to make him vomit. Needless-to-say, all medicines are out of his reach now and I have put all our meds up even higher than they already were. Curtis will be 3 years old in Jan. Jared remains active with this mental health groups and his bowling. People at the bowling alley are very nice to JAred. He has been ink drawing birds. He gives a lot of his bird pictures away. He wants to sell his drawings, but I told him he would have to stop drawing on lined notebook paper! He says "No" to that! David is doing well at K-State. He even survived a tornado that hit Manhatten this year. I was pretty worried about him, but he kept in touch with me on his cell phone from the shelter he went to. Cub started raising quail, had a good business on Ebay selling blown-out quail eggs, but it got where he couldn't keep up with all the birds and eggs and work his full time job at the golf course, so he phased out the business. I believe he and some of Kent's family got to eat a lot of quail meat! Cub has started fishing and hunting again, still likes the casinos and comes home quite often, which we enjoy. Kent is doing okay-had one long emergency hospital stay but that was soon resolved, but he did pass out on me at the theater one evening-one minute he was laughing, the next minute I thought I had lost a husband. It had something to do with the medicine the doctor had prescribed HE keeps plenty busy, loves to watch Westerns on tv, and he's gone hunting with Cub and on fishing trips with Cub, Dustin, and David. HE fell out of the boat on Norton Lake this year, hit the bottom and wondered how deep he went until he pushed himself up from the bottom and found out he was only in chest high water! We laughed a lot about that! HE also put his boat our on our own pond for the first time ever and caught a bunch of perch for bait. I snapped three good pictures of him! We had hoped we could get the little boys out there in July, but by then the moss had taken over the pond and it was too dangerous. I'm doing fine. I just want to retire really badly. I had planned to retire April 30 2009 but a big hunk of my retirement funds are gone and with the economy the way it is and the fact that I probably won't be able to afford health insurance for three more years, I guess I'm not retiring unless some miracle happens! I have had some bad episodes with my heart and have no energy. My caridiologist ordered a sleep study done and I have severe sleep apnea, probably have had it for years. I was getting very little restive sleep which affected my heart, my blood pressure, caused some TIAs and loss of energy. And most people thought I was just fat and lazy! Good grief. My parents have had a rough year with their health this year. J.D. had a heart attack and ongoing problems with skin cancer. Mom has never fully regained her strength since she had heart surgery and then fell and broke her arm last year. She can still run circles around me, though! Both my sisters, as well as KEnt's sister have had health problems and I really think that getting older isn't for sissies! I've been having lots of fun on Facebook and my sister Tammy and brother Darrel are on it, too. I think Tammy and I are addicted to it! I don't know if Darrel is, but suspect he may be! FAcebook is no longer just for high school and college students-there are a lot of us Baby Boomers on it now! Were taking over the world! Facebook is great for keeping in touch with family and friends. If you join Facebook, be sure to add me as your friend, just search for Vicki Bever Doze. Thanksgiving 2008 is over now. We spent it at my Mom's and had a nice time. Cub and David came home for a few days and we always enjoy having them home. Now the tree is up, the cards are almost ready to mail and we're looking forward to Christmas. Sounds like all the kids will be here on the 20th and so our Christmas Day may be quiet with just Kent, me, and three of the boys. Merry Christmas to you all and my good health, peace and prosperity be yours in the New YEar. Please support and pray for your troops and our veterans. Pray for America. Here are two address changes-all others remain the same as last year. Jesse and Carissa Doze and Curtis 295 Glenridge Circle Drive Howard, OH 43028 David Doze 1431 Cambridge Place #1 Manhattan, KS 66502

Frank Smith/Wilber Schooley

author Lisa Butler this was posted on a genealogy message board (cleaning desk drawers looking for something and found this...) My great-grandmother Maggie M Brown married a Wilber M Schooley on July 16 1923. Maggie and Wilber both lived in Lamoni Iowa but were married in Leon, IA. I have found some marriage records for Leon on -line that states Wilber was 31 at the time of the marriage, meaning he was born around 1892. This is the ONLY data I have on Wilber. I don't have much more on Maggie! She was left with a couple at an early age and it's assumed her parents had died. She married my great-grandfather when she was 13 and had 5 or so kids in short order. When my grandfather was about 5 Maggie up and left, leaving all the kids with assorted relatives. My grandfather didn't see her again till he was 15. Anyway, everyone thought Maggies second was Frank Smith.. In fact their kids had Smith for their last name. I have newspaper clipping from when their daughter Wyvonne Smith died at age 14-it states her parents were Frank and Maggie Smith. It also lists my grandfather as a half brother. I know this is 'my' Maggie as the marriage certificate for her 3rd marriage lists her name as Maggie Schooley. Side note-I have a newspaper clipping of Wyvonne Elaine Smith's death and another typed thing-source unknown. She was 14 and died at Lamoni on 17Sept 1941. My grandmother suspects that Wilber was a convict and was given the option of getting out of jail to fight in World War I. Frank Smith was probably another soldier who died and Wilber swapped dog tags with him to keep from going back to jail after the war.. He likely had to use Wilber as his name to get married (possibly had to show birth certificate) but always went by Frank... This could be why they lived in Lamoni but got married in Leon. I'm looking for anything to prove the above. I find it hard to believe that Frank's relatives didn't have any contact wtih "Frank" when he returned from the war, thereby discovering it wasn't really Frank. Of course Frank possibly had NO living relatives. At this point this is simply a 86-year old ladies opinion...and I have no REAL clue why there is a difference in names. Does anyone has ANY information to help me sort out the Smith/Schooley messs?!

directions to Rose Hill Cemetery in Lamoni, IA

from the Lamoni exit of I35. go west on the Lamoni road about 5 miles, clear through town and it will be on your right/north side of the road.

Margaret Logan

Margaret Grace Logan, daughter of Virgil Wyman and Jessie Leona (Toot) Shroyer was born in Mercer Missouri on December 25 1921 and passed away on May 21 2008, west of Mercer, Missouri, at the home of her daughter, at the age of 86 years. Margaret was raised in the Mercer community, attended the Ilia Country School and was a 1940 graduate of Mercer High School. She was first married to Harry Woodrow Gibbs, and their marriage ended in divorce. On February 21, 1948 she was married to Max Wesley Logan. Max preceded her in death on December 9 1965. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her former husband, Harry Gibbs; a stepson, Jerry Logan; two brothers, Wesley and Wayne Shroyer; four sisters, Wauneta Shroyer, Vera Nanning, Eva Alley, and Betty Daily; and by a step-grandson, Gary Logan............ Margaret lived in Tampa, Florida, during World War II, and worked at the Glidden Paint Company, where she was the first female paint sales person in Florida. She and Max lived most of their married life near Lineville, Iowa. In 1967, she moved to Des Moines, Iowa and attended the Des Moines Area Community College. She moved to Indianola, Iowa, in 1972 working in Des Moines for the Borden Dairy, Iowa Paint Manufacturing Company, and Employers Mutual Insurance Company, retiring in 1986. After retirement, she spent many winters in Key Largo, Florida, where she worked for the Shell Man Souvenir Shop. She returned to Des Moines in June of last year. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Donna Hashman (and son-in-law, Bob) of Mercer, Missouri; two sons, Randy Gibbs (and daughter-in-law, Teresa) of Santa Maria, California, and Bruce Logan (and daughter-in-law, Deanna)) of Carlisle, Iowa; two sisters, Ruth Austin of Bella Vista, Arkansas, and Marie Dailey Hass of Mercer; eight grandchildren, Melissa Gibbs Shaver, Mark Anthony Gibbs, Kristine Logan Brown, Kelli Marie Logan, Bryan Hashman, Greg Logan, Linda Logan Siemer, and Lisa Logan Mison; 12 great-grandchildren, Brett Logan, Colton and Kaylee Senter, Tyler and Nicole Shields, Drew Clubb, Michael and Mariah Logan, Faith Ann Siemer, Wesley Wayne Hashman, Logan Ann Brown, and Lane Reeder; three great-grandchildren, Alex and Zach Logan, and Drevyn Seaman; a step, daughter-in-law, Barbara Logan of Kansas City, Missouri, and by many other relatives and close friends. Margaret was a former member of the Mercer Christian Church "Disciples of Christ" and a member of the Indianola Church of Christ. In Memory of Margaret Logan date of birth December 25 1921 date of death May 21 2008 services Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel, Lineville, Iowa Monday May 26 2008 11:00 a.m. officiating Pastor Jack Stark, Pastor Robert Markum pallbearers Bryan Hashman, Elijah Dailey, Brett Logan, Todd Siemer, Greg Logan, Phil Brown honorary pallbearers Robert Shaver, Dale Adair, Garry Cribb, Duane Dailey, Mark Gibbs Music taped selection, Ron Shroyer, Marsha Seyffert interment Evergreen Cemetery Lineville, Iowa

Melvin "Joe" Hass

Melvin Ernest "Joe" Hass, son of John H and Mildred (Krambeck) Hass, was born in Bettendorf, Iowa, on June 2, 1917, and passed away on September 23, 1998, at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa, at the age of 81 years. Joe was united in marriage to Mildred May Shook on May 27, 1951. Mildred preceded him in death on July 2, 1985. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Marvin Hass. On August 18, 1986, Joe was married to Marie (Shroyer) Dailey. Marie survives him of their home near Mercer, Missouri. He is also survived by two stepsons, Elijah Dailey (and his wife, Dixie) of Mercer, and Duane Dailey of Columbia, Missouri; one stepdaughter, Deanna Screffler (and her husband, Frank) of Des Moines, Iowa; a cousin, Elois Matousek (her husband, Jerry, and sons, Jon and Jim) all of Phoenix, Arizona, and by 8 step-grandchildren, and 12 step-great-grandchildren. Joe was raised in Bettendorf, Iowa. He served in the Army during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater. After the war, he returned to Bettendorf where he worked in farm implement factories. In 1961, he and Mildred moved to Princeton, Missouri, where he farmed until his retirement in 1984. After Joe and Marie were married in 1986, they moved to Mercer, where he was a member of the American Legion. In Memory of Melvin "Joe" Hass date of birth June 2 1917 date of death September 23 1998 services Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel, Saturday September 26 1998 11:00 a.m. officiating The Reverend Gary Ponder Williams pallbearers Ragan-Hickman American Legion Post #477 music Karla Meinke, Mary Berndt interment Princeton Cemetery

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mothers Day Katie's Way.....

Katie & her friends Jessica and Brittany planned a mothers day party for their moms, they wrote poems at church, they bought us gag gifts
(it's the thought that counts, right???)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

What happened to Porter Wagoner's wife and children?

Best Answer - Chosen by Voters Wagoner was married twice. According to Barry McCloud's encyclopedia, his first marriage, to Velma Johnson, was annulled in 1944. His second marriage, to Ruth Olive Williams, ended in divorce after 40 years. He had three children: Richard, Debra, and Denise. The footage of his 50th anniversary celebration at the Grand Ole Opry earlier this year showed him choking up as he thanked his children for being there. 5 years ago Report Abuse ISAWMART IS CORRECT, i'd like to add just a little more if i can..his son Richard lives on the Land where porter's house is, porter had a cabin type house built for him about 25 years ago,he helped porter out with the cows and horses and such... he is a minister-his oldest daughter Denise owns and operates a chain of stores sort of like wal-mart but not quite as large, his youngest debra works at Bass pro shops and would usually fill in on stage at the opry singing the dolly duets with him-he was on very good terms with his ex-wife till the end- even had a few pictures of her on the wall in his home.

Friday, May 4, 2012

I made this picture frame for Grandma Grace

I had hosted several Tupperware parties and fell in love with their frames! this picture was taken at Great Aunt Minerva's then annual first Sunday of June family gathering...featuring Kenton, K.J. Ashley, Koren, and John when they were much younger!

Engagement announced

Mercer Mirror March 28 2012 Mr and Mrs Greg Humphrey and Mr and Mrs Jack Hague Jr are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Tori Ann Humphrey and Levi Cody Hague. THe couple will be married on Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church in Princeton, Mo. Family and friends are invited.

BabyBoy Cavanah!

BABY SHOWER for Sarah Cavanah and baby BOY Cavanah! Saturday, April 1 10 a.m. Mercer Baptist Church Sarah is registered at BABY'S R US and TARGET

50th Wedding Anniversary

Mercer Mirror The children of Curtis and Virginia (Flanagan) Matson would like to request a card shower for them to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 24. They were married on MArch 24 1962 at the United Methodist Church in Cainsville, Mo by the Rev. Cleo Colville. Curtis is the son of Elza and Ada Matson. Virginia is the daughter of Harley and Silvia Flanagan. They have two children, Kevin Matson and wife Kathy and Kerry Matson, and two grandchildren, Brittany Matson and Brandon Matson. Cards may be mailed to the honorees at Rural Route Box 79, Cainsville, Mo 64632.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

my mom's chorus meets Miss Missouri!

The Grand River Harmony Chorus

John's interview

facebook link to his interview on KTVO KIRKSVILLE, MO -- For Tuesday's Facebook Story of the Day, you wanted to know, is a prisoner in county jail required to pay for their room and board while incarcerated? Also, what other things do they have to pay for? Essentially, yes. And in Adair County, that charge is $35 a day. Those sentenced to serve time in the jail are not required to pay before they stay. The number of days they end up serving is sent to the originating court and the court collects the board bill payments. The $35 pays for many of the basic needs and utilities the average person has to pay. It's figured in with the cost of food, cost to keep the lights on, heating, cooling and hot water," said John Axson, the Corrections Director at the Adair County Sheriff's Office. "For a large facility it does take a lot to run this." As for health care, the court often orders inmates pay for the cost of medical treatment while in custody. If cost of damage is caused by the inmate, in the past they've been ordered to pay reimbursement for the cost of damage either through court order or probation.