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Ruth Aralene Wheeler

Ruth Aralene Wheeler

Female 1912 - 1987

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  • Name  Ruth Aralene Wheeler  [1, 2, 3
    Born  14 Feb 1912  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth  14 Feb 1912  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Birth  15 Feb 1913  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Ruth Aralene Wheeler; Event Type: Birth; Event Date: 15 February 1913; Event Place: Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States; Gender: Female; Father's Name: Edwin Gail Wheeler; Mother's Name: Lutie Rippey; Gs Film Number: 2025968; Digital Folder Number: 004322417; Image Number: 00822
    Newspaper Article  29 May 1913  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Columbus Junction, Iowa, May 28 (Delayed) -- [...] Mrs Lutie Wheeler, of Davenport, arrived here Tuesday evening with her little daughter for a short visit with her aunt, Mrs. T. S. Meeker. She has been in a hospital for several weeks and has not seen her son, their oldest child, for almost three months. She was fomerly Miss Lutie Rippey, of this city, whose parents now live in Perry, Iowa
    Census  1930  Hospital for Epileptics and School for the Feeble Minded, Cass Township, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Ruth Wheeler and her mother, Lutie, were "inmates" at the Hospital for Epileptics and School for the Feeble Minded in Boone County, Iowa:) Ruth Wheeler, inmate, female, white, age 17, single, did not attend school during the previous year, could read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, state code 65, could speak English, no occupation
    Newspaper Article  24 Oct 1971  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Arthritis fails to block many talents of farm wife

      [IMG: Caption: MRS. RUTH BROEKER of rural Morning Sun made the owl picture she is holding and the rooster on the couch from dyed seeds. Other handiwork includes foam animals with magnetic backing (on the tray on the couch), potholders, pillow case, and on the back of the couch a partially-completed afghan made by looping.]

      Morning Sun (IA) -- For 21 years Mrs. Ruth Broeker has been fighting the pain and inconvenience of arthritis.

      In the past three years she has been unable to walk, but with the assistance of her husband, Wallace, and numerous friends, Mrs. Broeker has remained active in community and church affairs and has developed multiple artistic talents.

      The Broekers live on a farm 3 miles south of Morning Sun where Mrs. Broeker was interviewed.

      Works With Beads

      "Last year I made pictures with seeds. My new hobby is stringing beads. I started that about a month ago," Mrs. Broeker said.

      Crocheting was her first hobby when arthritis struck, "but my hands got crooked. Then I got to watching looping on TV. It's a lot like knitting or crocheting."

      The major looping project is an afghan in brilliant orange and green colors that is partially finished.

      Needlepoint, quickpoint, embroidering -- all were practiced by Mrs. Broeker until her fingers became too stiff. Another craft has been that of cutting foam, usually in the shape of animals, to be hung magnetically on refrigerator doors.

      Seed Pictures

      Mrs. Broeker uses dyed seeds, including watermelon, sage, popcorn and beans, in creating colorful pictures of such animals as roosters and squirrels.

      "I have a lap board that I use to push the seeds in place with a toothpick and glue them down. If you have to sit, you acquire the patience to do it."

      The seeds have been put aside until after Christmas, Mrs. Broeker said, as she devotes her time to stringing beads for gifts for relatives and friends.

      She works in the morning and reads in the afternoon, digesting a book a week. She is kept well-supplied by the Morning Sun library and by friends. "I like historical fiction and mysteries, but I read just about everything."

      If she needs to call her husband from his outside chores she can push a button that sounds a yard buzzer. An executive-style telephone is dialed with a pencil. Mrs. Broeker talks through a transmitter that is part of the machine and listens through a speaker on the floor. She does not have to lift the receiver.

      "I can't say time drags too much for me," Mrs. Broeker said, adding that she is an active member of the Morning Sun United Presbyterian church and participates in church circles.

      The people she associates with are the most important. "That's one thing that more than anything else I am blessed with is friends. It would be [... the article abruptly ended here]
    Arthritis fails to block many talents of farm wife
    Arthritis fails to block many talents of farm wife
    An article describing the crafts that Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker managed to work on despite having debilitating arthritis.
    Newspaper Article  23 Jun 1977  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Morning Sun's Own, A Return Visit with Ruth Broeker

      [IMG: Caption: A jeweled bedecked Christmas tree from old jewelry pieces, a quickpointed handbag displaying a butterfly, bumblebee, a bird, flowers and the like, a fringed afghan and a framed quickpointed picture are just a few of Ruth Broeker's talents.]

      [IMG: Caption: A most beautiful and time consuming project completed by Mrs. Wallace (Ruth) Broeker of rural Morning Sun is this quick pointed pillow cover, one of three she has perfected.]

      It is an especially pleasant experience these days of swelling welfare rolls, drugs, "social dependency"and "emotional infancy" to meet an individual with the frontier faith and fortitude, the pioneer spirit, of that "crafty" lady--back by popular request--Mrs. Wallace Broeker.

      Ruth and Wally live 3 miles southeast of Morning Sun in a large farm house where he was born in 1911, brought his bride in 1941, and raised their two daughters, Beverly Marshall of DeWitt, and Shirley Smith of Wapello. They also have six grandchildren, according to Ruth, "the finest that ever walked."

      When two of the grandchildren were very young, Ruth wrote them a book all about Christmas, from the Christ Child to tearing down the Christmas tree, using Christmas card pictures to illustrate her original story. It's the only storybook she ever made. But it was only part of the beginning of her "career in crafts."

      The past few years, for instance, she has strung more than a thousand stands of beads. Last Christmas and already begun this Christmas, are bead bells. Bead crafts are the only ones she has or does market. Only problem with beads is, what's she supposed to do with three boxes with assorted leftover beads in every shape, size and color? Any suggestions?

      It takes Ruth about two years to make an afghan using a contraption called a "looper." She has made six. The first two she crocheted. When that became physically impossible, she began using the looper, even adding matching round pillows. The last one completed is done in gold and green panels. And yes--two years on the same afghan gets tiresome!

      Other winter projects completed are three quick point pillow covers to be backed with velveteen. Quick point is similar to needle point, but has larger stitches. When Ruth could no longer manage needle point, she began using this method instead, every bit as lovely as her needle point. She also completed three beautiful quick point handbags, even keeping one for herself. Most of her crafts are given as gifts.

      But, perhaps, her Christmas pride is a large Christmas tree constructed of jewelry pieces, glued and arranged with a tooth - pick. It was a difficult assignment, as Ruth had to sit in her wheelchair at a card table to do it. But she'd love to do a couple more if she can acquire sufficient old jewelry this summer.

      Ruth has completed many, many different crafts. Various seed plaques decorate her wall. But after 14 roosters, it became tedious, and she went on to bead work. She no longer makes foam fridgies either, since she cannot use scissors to sew. In fact, she is running out of ideas. Her children bring her crafts whenever they vacation and Ruth visits hobby shops wherever she goes. But any new suggestions are always welcomed. Of course, she's already an avarice (sic) reader.

      Wally is a big help. This winter, he debacked all her jewelry pieces, and each day as she settles in, he brings her day's necessary supplies; always eager to assist. Ruth sings his praises, but not without foundation. He is an integral part of her marvelous accomplishments, abilities and attitude. He is always there to encourage and strengthen.

      They are a prodigious couple. It is certainly not the home of a "cripple", even though Ruth has not walked for ten years, and even though she has suffered from crippling arthritis for 27 years. It is a place of peace and patience; vim and vitality; love and life and strength. Ruth marvels that after all these years, her friends and family are still as faithful to visit and call. But it is no mystery if you meet the lady. She is one of those rare individuals who has successfully discovered that in order to be interesting, you must first be interested. And she is and she is.
    Obituary  18 Mar 1987  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Ruth Aralene Wheeler Broeker, 75, of Morning Sun, died at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Burlington Medical Center.

      Born February 14, 1912, in Davenport, she was the daughter of Edwin and Lutie Rippey Wheeler.

      She married Wallace E. Broeker February 6, 1941, at Davenport. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Morning Sun.

      Surviving are her husband, Wallace; two daughters by marriage: Mrs. Beverly (Elwood) Marshall, DeWitt, and Mrs. Shirley (Larry) Smith, Wapello; and six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

      Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Pierce Funeral Home, Morning Sun.

      Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First United Presbyterian Church, Morning Sun, with the Reverend Diane Bishop officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun.

      A memorial has been established.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Ruth Broeker; born: 15 February 1912; died: March 1987; Last residence: 52640 (Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [11
    • Name: Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker; Sex: F; Born: 1912; Died or Buried: 1987; Age: 75; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-24; Notes: born 14 February 1912; died 18 March 1987
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Wallace Earnest Broeker and both his wives (both named) Ruth are buried at Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Broeker. Wife Ruth A., 1912 - 1987, Husband Wallace E., 1911 - 1998, Wife R. Rebecca 1915 - 1939"
    The Headstone of Wallace Ernest 'Wally,' Ruth Aralene (Wheeler), and Ruth Rebecca Broeker
    The Headstone of Wallace Ernest "Wally," Ruth Aralene (Wheeler), and Ruth Rebecca Broeker
    Died  18 Mar 1987  Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried  20 Mar 1987  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11, 12
    Person ID  I821  All Families
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2014 

    Father  Edwin G. Wheeler,   b. Abt 1876, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lutie S. Rippey,   b. Between 1883 and 1884, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1945, Woodward, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  11 Jun 1906  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Married  23 Jun 1906  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Edwin G. Wheeler; Titles And Terms: Mr.; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 23 June 1906; Event Place: Louisa, Iowa, United States; Age: 30; Father's Name: John D.; Mother's Name: Sarah Hammond; Spouse's Name: Lutie S. Rippey; Spouse's Titles And Terms: Miss; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1882; Spouse's Father's Name: Morris; Spouse's Mother's Name: Luella Collins; Gs Film Number: 1870162; Digital Folder Number: 004322391

      Name: Edwin G. Wheeler; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 11 June 1906; Event Place: Louisa, Iowa, United States; Age: 30; Father's Name: John D. Wheeler; Mother's Name: Sarah Hammond; Spouse's Name: Lulu S. Rippey; Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1882; Spouse's Father's Name: Morris; Spouse's Mother's Name: Luella Collins; Reference Id: p 146; Gs Film Number: 1006650; Digital Folder Number: 004309900
    Family ID  F449  Group Sheet

    Family  Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker,   b. 5 Aug 1911, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1998, Wapello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Feb 1941  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 14, 15
    Newspaper Article  8 Feb 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • 25th Anniversary for Harold Wheelers

      Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wheeler entertained at dinner on January 30 at the Broeker home in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wheeler on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary/ The table was lovely with a wedding cake centerpiece, silver bells and bridegroom favors. The three course dinner was served to 14 guests. During the course of the evening Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler were presented with a number of silver pieces.

      Present for the event were Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Sehrwood, Ted, and Jerry, Mrs. and Mrs. Bernard Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cornic, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wheeler and Jack, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker, and Shirley.
    A Walker Family Dinner in Morning Sun
    A report of an extended dinner at the home of Samuel Nathaniel Walker's residence in Morning Sun, Iowa. It is particularly interesting for me because it indicates my mother and father, Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel and William Lett "Bill" Brumm, were dating by this time. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  18 Oct 1951  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Walker included Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and granddaughter, Sandra Umphrey, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and family and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Driscoll, Winterset; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and Jerry and Mr. and Mrs. William William Walker, Gary and Steve all of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris, and granddaughter, Threasa (sic) Thomas, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mrs. Leota Krekel and Bill Brum (sic) all of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; James Walker, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker and Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family and Tom Walker all of Morning Sun.
    A Walker Family Dinner in Morning Sun
    A report of an extended dinner at the home of Samuel Nathaniel Walker's residence in Morning Sun, Iowa. It is particularly interesting for me because it indicates my mother and father, Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel and William Lett "Bill" Brumm, were dating by this time. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Taking part in a family Christmas dinner and gift exchange Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs, S. N. Walker were Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and nephew, all of Marion; Mrs. Ted Belles, Carol and Mark, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson and Sylvia Dotson; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm and Dennis, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Brunk and children, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox and Scott Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker, Tom Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family, all of Morning Sun.
    A Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal
    This article from December 1953 reports on a family meal and gift exchange at the home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, which was on Sunday, December 20, 1953. The following extended family were at this meal:

    William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker and sons, Steven William and Gary Lynn Walker; Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, probably with Jerry Dean Walker (misidentified as a "nephew."); Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Carol Sue and Mark David Belles; Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) and John W. "J.W." Virden; Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, also likely and inferred were Doris Idella Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas and Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas; Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and their granddaughter, Sylvia Elaine Dotson; William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm and Dennis William Brumm (now I know where I was); George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker; Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and Jeffrey Arnold and Connie Jean Brunk; Virginia Mae (Walker) Lox and Scott Alan Lox; John Franklin and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell; Thomas "Tom" Walker; Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith; Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker; Trevor Motzart Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, and Gerald Wayne (Sr.), Trevor Motzart Jr. and Becky Ruth Kimble. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  24 Jul 1956  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Relatives and friends of S. N. Walker gathered in Locust Grove here Sunday to observe the 87th birthday of Mr. Walker. Present for the birthday dinner were Mr. and Mrs. (Aleta Hewitt) Lee Walker, Ainsworth; Mr. and Mrs. (Caroline Moyers) Charles Bailey and family, Keokuk; Mr. and Mrs. (Elizabeth Moyers) Arthur Long and sons, Lockridge; Mr. and Mrs. (Mabel Moyers) Haines and son, Fairfield; Mrs. Ruth Moyers and Ethel, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox (Virginia Dotson) and Scotty, Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. (Maude Walker/Umphrey) Roy Fortner, Dennis Howey, Mr. and Mrs. (Thelma Umphrey) Lloyd Allen and Pamela, Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. (Margaret Lesher) William Walker and Steve and Sam Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. (Leota Walker/Krekel) Bill Brumm and Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. (Marguerite Wyerman) Clifford Walker and Terry Thomas, New London; Mr. and Mrs. (Verona Dotson) George Walker and Mr. and Mrs. (Myrtle Walker) Ted Dotson, West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. (Beverly Broeker) Elwood Marshall and Karen, Fort Madison; Jim Walker, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. (Nellie Owens) Bert Moyers, Mr. and Mrs. (Flossie Walker) John Russell, Mr. and Mrs. (Marian Callahan) Tommy Dotson, all of Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pickard, Birmingham; Mr. and Mrs. (Ruth Wheeler) Wallace Broeker, Mr. and Mrs. (Marjorie Walker) Trevor Kimble and family, Tom Walker, Mrs. Willa (Umphrey) Wolfe and Mr. and Mrs. (Reil Hannah) Sam Walker, all of Morning Sun.
    The 87th Birthday Party for Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" Walker
    A newspaper account reporting on the 87th (and final) birthday party for my grandfather, Sam Walker. He died the following year in March 1957. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Anniversary Announcement  8 Feb 1966  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Hold Open House

      Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker of near Morning Sun held open house Sunday afternoon from 2 to 6 on the occasion of their Silver Wedding anniversary.

      Mrs. Broeker is the former Ruth A. Wheeler, they were married in Davenport, February 6, 1941. The couple's daughters, Mrs. Elwood Marshall of Geneso, and Mrs. Larry Smith of Morning Sun, were the hostesses for the occasion.
    Hold Open House
    Hold Open House
    The 25th wedding anniversary announcement of Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker. Ruth and Wally were married February 6, 1941, in Davenport, Iowa.
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    Wally and Ruth Broeker
    Wally and Ruth Broeker
    Wallace Ernest and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker were married February 6, 1941, in Scott County, Iowa. This is likely a wedding anniversary photograph, taken in about 1961.
    Wally and Ruth Broeker
    Wally and Ruth Broeker
    This is a photograph, taken in about 1956 by Robert Walker, of Wally and Ruth Broeker at their home near Morning Sun, Iowa.
    The Extended Family of Wally Broeker in about 1967
    This would seem to be a holiday meal at the home of Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker. Circling left to right are Beverly Jean "Bev" (Broeker) Marshall, Joni L. Smith, Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, John W. Smith, Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith, Wally Broeker, and sitting in the front chair is Ruth Broeker. Shirley and Beverly were the children of Wally's with his first wife, Ruth Rebecca (Walker) Broeker. (The top of the head of the boy in front is that of Jim Marshall.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F127  Group Sheet

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    Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker
    Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker
    Ruth was the second wife of Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker. They lived on a farm in Louisa County, Iowa. She helped Wally raise his daughters, Beverly and Shirley after their marriage (their mother, Ruth (Walker) Broeker, died in 1939). Ruth suffered from crippling arthritis as an adult.
    A Photograph from a Reunion of People from the Walker and Moyers Families
    A Photograph from a Reunion of People from the Walker and Moyers Families
    This is a family reunion photograph, taken in 1949, of members of the extended Walker family of my maternal relatives. Several members of the Moyers family are also in this picture.

    Those identified and not in this photograph are: Charles Leander "Lee" Walker, his wife, Aleta Marie (Hewitt) Walker, an unknown woman (sitting in the chair), Hattie "Leota" (Walker) Krekel (standing), holding an unknown baby, but it likely was 3-month-old Steven William "Steve" Walker, Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker, a woman with her back to the camera, possibly one of the Moyers' sisters, Caroline Ellen Moyers, Ethel Louise Moyers, William David "Bill" Walker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell.
    Women at a Walker Family Picnic
    Women at a Walker Family Picnic
    This photograph, taken by Robert Walker probably in summer 1956, was one of the annual Walker family picnics in Locust Grove Park, Morning Sun, Iowa. Those identified are back row, left to right: Leota Brumm, Margaret Walker, Reil Walker, the little girl on the left is unknown (as Bob Walker took the photo, perhaps it was his daughter, Janet), the girl on the right is Becky Kimble, Marge Kimble (face hidden), uncertain, and Flossie Russell. The front row on the blanket: Ruth Broeker, Beverly Marshall, Vera Virden, and Marguerite Walker.

    General Newsprint
    Morning Sun's Own, A Return Visit with Ruth Broeker
    Morning Sun's Own, A Return Visit with Ruth Broeker
    A biographical sketch of Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker, involving her talents with crafts despite having arthritis.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker
    The Obituary of Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker
    Ruth died March 18, 1987, at the Burlington (Iowa) Medical Center.

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      Hospital for Epileptics and School for the Feeble Minded, Cass Township, Boone County, Iowa; Enumeration District #8-6; Supervisor's District #5; Sheet 5B; Page 2648; April 4, 1930

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