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Ellen Arlene "Arlene" Colley

Female 1924 - 2005


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  • Name  Ellen Arlene "Arlene" Colley  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  Arlene 
    Born  12 Mar 1924  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • She was referred to as E. Arlene "Krekel," using the name of her stepfather, Walter Krekel.
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • She was born two years before the marriage of Walter Krekel and Ellen Shelledy. Her birth surname was "Colley," but in all records otherwise she was "Krekel":

      Name: Ellen Arlene Colley; Event Type: Birth; Event Date: 12 March 1924; Event Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States; Gender: Female; Father's Name: Kyle B. Colley; Mother's Name: Francis Ellen Shellady; Gs Film Number: 1547634; Digital Folder Number: 004266225; Image Number: 00709
    City Directory  1942  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • E. Arlene Krekel, clerk, I.O.P., residence 1720 Orchard.
    High School  Abt 1942  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Burlington High School 
    Residence  Aug 1974  Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  Oct 1989  Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Obituary  Apr 2005  Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    an unknown Larimer County, Colorado newspaper; republished at Genealogy Buff 
    • Arlene Griffith 81, of Loveland died April 15, 2005, in Loveland.

      She was born March 12, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa, to Walter and Ellen Shellady Krekel. She graduated from high school in Burlington.

      She married Bill Griffith in Burlington, Iowa, in 1945.

      She and her husband were lifetime Elks Club members.

      Mrs. Griffith enjoyed sewing, quilting, crossword puzzles and her family.

      She had lived in Loveland for the past 50 years.

      She is survived by her son, Craig, of Lahaina, Hawaii; two brothers, Richard Krekel and wife Mary of Hamilton, Illinois, and Lymon Krekel of West Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Griffith.

      A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. today, Sunday, April 17, at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

      Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Larimer County in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 8427 South U.S. 287, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525.
    Died  15 Apr 2005  Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried  Resthaven Memory Gardens, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I20584  All Families
    Last Modified  8 Mar 2014 

    Father  Kyle D. Colley,   b. 26 Mar 1901, Smyth County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1981, Butte County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Frances Ellen "Ellen" Shelledy,   b. 4 Jun 1901, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1989, Hancock Nursing Home, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7585  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Charles H. Weyer,   b. 24 Oct 1923,   d. 11 Feb 1945, near the Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Jul 1942  [9
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F20916  Group Sheet

    Family 2  William E. Griffith,   b. 15 Jan 1922,   d. 30 Mar 1994 
    Married  1945  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Issue 
    • There was one son from this marriage.
    U.S. Public Records Index 
    • Name: Arlene Griffith; Birth Date: 12 March 1924; Address: 2452 Boise Avenue, Loveland, Colorado, 80538-4271 (1993); [1304 Lochmount Drive, Loveland, Colorado, 80537-4539 (1993)]

      Name: William E. Griffith; Birth Date: 15 January 1922; Address: 2452 Boise Avenue, Loveland, Colorado, 80538-4271 (1993); [1304 Lochmount Drive, Loveland, Colorado, 80537-4539 (1981)]; [1304 Lochmount Drive, Loveland, Colorado, 80537-4539 (1992)]
    Last Modified  19 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F20505  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S81] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1942, (R. L. Polk & Company, Publishers, 500 Karbach Block, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. Copyright, 1942, by R. L. Polk & Co.), page 254 (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S71] U.S. Public Records Index (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S13042] Griffith, Ellen "Arlene" - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown Larimer County, Colorado newspaper, April 2005; republished at Genealogy Buff (web site). See URL: http://www.genealogybuff.com/co/larimer/webbbs_config.pl/noframes/read/16) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S2858] Krekel, Walter O. - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9, August 26, 1974; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S2859] Krekel, Frances "Ellen" (Shelledy) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6A, October 29, 1989; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S534] Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      See URL: http://www.bhshallofheroes.com/charles_h_weyer.htm (1/2011)