Looking at My Roots

Here goes... Great x12 Grandparents (Beers) John Bere 1501-? Alice Nissell Beers 1502-? Great x11 Grandparents (Beers) John Bere 1555-1635 (seems many passed away in 1635) Hester Selby Beers 1580-? (Several deaths from this time listed as 1921, so ?) Great x10 Grandparents (Beers) James Beers 1604-1635 Born Gravesend, Kent, England Died in England but Children born in Colonial America Hester...

Grandma: Eleanor Boothby

Eleanor Boothby, 90, of Correctionville, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 9, 2010 in the Correctionville Nursing & Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville. Rev. Sheryl Ashley will officiate. Burial will be in the Correctionville Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today with the family...

Papa, Wayne H. Means

Wayne H. Means passed away on January 26, 2010 at his home in Warrensburg, Missouri of natural causes. Wayne was born in Ricketts, Iowa, the son of Roy and Jean Means, on October 26, 1922. Growing up in Sioux City, Iowa he left with the Iowa national guard in 1941 for camp Claiborne, La. He went overseas in 1942 and was assigned to camps in Ireland, England, France and Scotland. He met Margaret...

Remembering Grandpa Boothby

If silence is golden, as they say, then my family is probably broke, but broke in the best possible way. We’re not quiet at all, and even if we try to be there’s enough of us that even the sound of us trying to be quiet can be deafening. The times that we all find ourselves together are rare these days, even close families spread out and ours has as well, but when we do find ourselves...

Grandpa’s Obituary: Arlin ‘Slim’ Boothby

Correctionville, Ia Arlin "Slim" Boothby, 93, longtime Correctionville Resident, Passed away Saturday Saturday, April 11, 2009 at a Sious City Hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville, with Pastor Sheryl Ashley officiating. Burial will be in the Correctionville Cemetary, visitation will be 1-4 p.m. today at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee,...

Grandma, Margaret W. “Peggy” Means

Margaret W. "Peggy" Means of Warrensburg passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Margaret W. Blackadder was born in Gateside, District of Neilson, County of Renfrew, in Scotland, the daughter of Walter Patrick Blackadder and Agnes Marion Storrie Blackadder. She was united in marriage to Wayne H. Means in 1944 in England. Peggy was a war bride...