Life seems to get in the way

Ordinary, everyday life seems to have a way of springing up on us when we least expect it. I realized a couple of days ago that I hadn’t posted in almost a week. I have a broken clothes dryer, broken hot water heater, and graduate classes to blame. For awhile, this blog will have fewer entries until I get through this particularly hectic period. For today, I want to post another article from The Tri-State Tribune, Picher, Ottawa, Oklahoma 9 May 1946.

Mrs. Mary Jane Levell Dies

Mrs. Mary Jane Levell, 74 years old died last Tuesday night, April 30 at the age of 74 years, at her home 212 South Alta street. She had been a resident of Picher for the past 20 years and was a member of the First Baptist church[.] Her husband died several years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ora Wilson of Ocie, Mo; three sons A. E., W. C. and C. E., all of Picher; a sister Mrs. J. A. Owens, St. Marys, Mo, and three brothers, Harve Larkins of Miami; Harry Larkins of Prudy, Mo., and Art Larkins of McDowell, Mo.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. with Rev. W. A. Evans, officiating and assisted by Rev. J. H. Mott. Burial was in the G. A. R. cemetery under the direction of the Durnil Funeral home.

I do sincerely hope that I have time this week to come back and address the people in this article as I believe Mrs. Mary Jane Levell is my 2nd great grand aunt. Until then, peace be to your clothes dryer and hot water heater and may your week go well.

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