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Re: Dinkel, Joseph NY/PA
Posted by: Margaret Heart (ID *****8331) Date: January 24, 2003 at 15:53:46
In Reply to: Dinkel, Joseph NY/PA by Kevin A Miller of 119

Margaret Heart was born in Hays, Kansas on September 24, 1959 to Francis John Befort and Darlene Ann (Hammersmith) a farmer and oil field worker.

Heart's endearing giggles and improvisational ability earned her the ability to have a positve outlook on life circumstances. Her character was a deeply joyful blond, never thought of an dumb blond.

Heart values her independence, although she believes, "It's hard for any woman. Women run households, they raise children, and they have to be very, very tough. I always saw myself, mother-working, so "I never grew up thinking that a man would take care of me, ever." She also states the importance of family and states her main goal in life has been to be a good mother. Her marriage to Jerry Heart ended March 3, 1993.

Significant Other: Dale Silkman

Family: Father: Francis John Befort, b. Hyacinth, Kansas, farmer, Oil field worker
Mother: Darlene Ann (Hammersmith) (Befort) Mattas, b. Gorham, Kansas, July 19, 1936, baker for special occasions
Sister: Rosemary Anne (Befort) (Fishburn) Shiever, b. June 20, 1957, Plainville, Kansas, Officer
Half Sister: Bernadette Mary (Mattas) Bowen, b. November 7, 1965, Ellsworth, Kansas, beautician, dog groomer
Son: Ernest Eugene Heart, b. November 12, 1983, Salina, Kansas, mechanic, father, Jerry Gene Heart, b. June 24, 1946
Son: Michael Jeremiah Heart, b. June 12, 1986, Newton, Kansas, father, Jerry Gene Heart
Step daughter: Violet Lynn Heart, father, Jerry Gene Heart
Step daughter: Kim Heart, twin, b. December 9, 1965, father, Jerry Gene Heart
Step daughter: Karen Heart, twin, b. December 9, 1965, father Jerry Gene Heart
Marriage: Cindy and Jerry Heart: 1963-1969

Awards: Dean's List Book 1993-1994, Hutchinson Community College
Awards: Dean's List Book 1997-1998, Hutchinson Community College
National Who's Who Book: 1997-1998

Education: A.S. Criminal Justice Administration, May 12, 2000, Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kansas
B.S. Criminal Justice Administration, May 2004, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas with the emphasis in Law Enforcement.


Josie has been a resident of the St. Peter area her entire life. Her husband, Henry was also a life-lonmg resident of the area.
Josephine and Henery were married on May 25, 1931 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, St. Peter, Kansas. They had seven children: Ella Rose Zerr, Melvin, LeRoy, Johanna Miller, Mary (deceased), Arlene Fickel and Daniel. Henry and Josie would be married over 53 years. Henry died February 15, 1990.
Josie is a descendant of Joseph and Catherine (Hoffman) Rohleder (Grandparents) and Jacob and Marcianna (Rohleder) Gerstner (parents). Henry was a descendant of Anton and Barbara Schmidtberger) Dinkel (Grandparents) and Alexander and Maria (Wittman) Dinkel (parents).

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