I have the obituary of Edward Carl Piner who is burried in the same cemetery with his wife Gay (Jordan) Piner. I have a picture of their tombstones, also.
They are burried in the same cemetery as Mary Isabelle Piner/Ball/Johnson. Johnson is the name on her stone.
I am going to include all the writting in the obituary for the purpose of finding out if Edward Carl is related to Mary better knowen as "Bell".
You will note that it doesn't give Edward's father's real name, does anyone know it?
Funeral services for Edward Carl Piner were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Grenola Christian Church with Rev. Willis H. Fowler officiating,. Music was presented by Judy Wolfe and Mary Alice Allison, vocalists, and Renee Wells, pianist.
Pallbearers were Lloyd Jordan, Newell Douglas, Merle Jordan, Glen Jordan, John Bacus and Charles Greenwood. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery at Grenola with Watts Mortuary in charge.
He was born Aug. 20, 1878 in Vermillion county, Ill and died September 16,(headstone states 1966) at Elk Manor Nursing home in Moline. His father died when he was three years old and he came to Kansas with his mother and stepfather, Scott Van Douglas. He farmed most of his life in the Grenola community. On Marchy 3, 1903 he was married to Gay Jordan and she died in 1945. In 1946 he was married to Cora Sapp. He was a member of the Christian Church.
Survivors are his widow; a son Lawrence of Grenola; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Clark, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs, Grace Tanner, Wichita Falls, Tex.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mary's father's name was Issac Piner and her mother's name is Susan Ward. Mary was born June 22, 1862.
Mary moved from Arkansas in 1931 with her daughter-in-law Ollie Samples/Ball to Grenola, Kansas.
I don't know much about the Piner family however, rumers thoughout the family say there is Indian of some kind.
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