Friday, October 24, 2014


When using FindAGrave be sure to compare three things, if available: 
  1. the dates of birth and death listed at the top of the page, 
  2. the dates of birth and death shown on any tombstone photos, 
  3. the dates of birth and death listed in the obituary, if one is provided. 

Send the poster a message when they don't agree, in an attempt to eliminate typos when that's the problem.

24 October 2014

Follow By Email

The "Follow By Email" option is now available on all four of my Google blogs. You have to scroll to the bottom of the first page on each blog to find it and subscribe.

If you subscribe, when I post to that blog you will receive an Email message with the link to the post. This eliminates the need to constantly check the blog to see if I am posting.  This will be particularly useful in the case of the Obituary blog which I infrequently update.

Dick Henthorn
24 October 2014

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Eva "Lilli-An" Bushnell and Grant A. Bushnell

Eva "Lilli-An" Bushnell 

Eva "Lilli-An" Bushnell of Longview, [WA] died peacefully June 18, 2013, at the age of 93.
She was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Grass Range, Mont., to Lila (Chittick) and Harry Rine. After graduation from Harlowton High School, she married Glenn Lenard Henthorn in 1940. They moved from Harlowton, Mont., to Longview with their five children in 1956.
Lilli-An was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in various church leadership positions. She remarried June 9, 1973, to Grant A. Bushnell, who also had five children. Grant and Lilli-An served three church missions in New Zealand, in Salt Lake City, Utah as genealogists, and in Nova Scotia, Canada.
A vivacious, industrious and productive woman, Lilli-An served as president of both the Progress Center Auxiliary and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, and as a volunteer for the Red Cross and March of Dimes. She enjoyed camping, dancing, traveling and repairing books.
She was a grandmother of 22, a great-grandmother of 56 and a great-great-grandmother of three.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, four brothers, a sister and two grandbabies. Three hours after her demise, her husband, Grant, passed away.
Lilli-An is survived by two daughters, Nadine (Steven) Leavitt and Glennis (William) Roper; and three sons, Gary (Sally), Keith (Rusti) and Kurt (Glenda) Henthorn.
A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Latter-day Saints, 1721 30th Ave., in Longview with Bishop Michael Naillon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.
Arrangements are by Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park & Crematory.
(Source: Internet)

Grant A. Bushnell

June 20, 2013 7:37 am

Grant A. Bushnell, 85, passed away June 18, 2013, surrounded by family.
He was born July 9, 1927, in Portland, to Watrous and Bernice (Laidlaw) Bushnell. Grant graduated from Grant High School in 1945, where he was tennis champion for the city of Portland. He joined the Navy in 1945 and was a World War II veteran.
Grant followed in his father’s footsteps as a banker, primarily at First National Bank in Portland, Bank of the West in Bellevue and the Bank of Cowlitz County in Longview. He moved to Longview with his first wife, Mary Dick (Craven), and their five children in 1963.
In 1973, Grant married his second wife, Lilli-An, and together they traveled the world while on three missions for their church.
Grant was an avid gardener. He had a green thumb, growing flowers, vegetables and even an apple tree from a seed. Grant also had a passion for history. He became immersed in genealogy, spending more than 20 years in genealogy libraries teaching others how to discover their heritage. He expanded his teaching of genealogy to the Longview Senior Center where he volunteered.
Grant is survived by a sister, Bonnie Ritch; his first wife, Mary Dick Sepich; three daughters, Joy Davidson (Galen), Linda Graser (Larry) and Pamela Bushnell (Michael); a son, Christopher Bushnell (Terry); six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Three hours prior to his passing, Lilli-An, his wife of 40 years, preceded him in death.
A celebration of their lives is planned for 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Latter-day Saints, 1721 30th Ave., in Longview.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205.
Arrangements are by Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park & Crematory.
(Source: Internet)
Comment: Many years ago researcher Richard E. Henthorn exchanged information with Eva Bushnell and other members of her family.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Verna Belle (Yoho) Riggs

Verna Belle (Yoho) Riggs

CLARKSBURG, [WV]— Verna Belle Yoho Riggs, 85, of Clarksburg, [WV] passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, May 8, 2013, at United Hospital Center surrounded by her family.
She was born in Wileyville, WV, on August 15, 1927, daughter of the late Ira Wilson Yoho and Austa Postlethwait Yoho.
Verna leaves behind one sister, Billie Lee Yoho Gorby of Hundred; one daughter, Lawanta Vecchio of Clarksburg; one son, Jeffrey (Shelby) Riggs of Clarksburg; and one stepson, Lawrence (Sandra) Riggs Jr. of Hoover, Alabama; grandchildren, Scott (Amy) Lowther of Clarksburg, Captain Bryan Lowther of Navarre, Florida, Kayla Lowther and fiancé Eric Nicholas of Salem, Kerry (Matt) Dean of Clarksburg, Halie Riggs and fiancé Steven Collins of Clarksburg, Jenna Vecchio and fiancé Carl Barnes of Good Hope, and Alex Riggs of Bridgeport; stepgranchildren, Greg (Audra) Riggs of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Jennifer (Russell) Pate of Birmingham Alabama; great-grandchildren, Alanna and James Lowther, Grant and Megan Dean and Connor Barnes; and many other nieces and nephews.
Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Riggs, one sister, Ruby Yoho Oliver, and two brothers, Warren Ray Yoho and Ira Arnie Yoho.

Verna was a graduate of Victory High School. She was employed by the FBI in Washington, D.C., Hope Natural Gas Company in Clarksburg and McNicol China in Clarksburg. Verna was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Clarksburg, the Harrison County Genealogical Society, the Jaycettes and was the Mount Clare Road Public Service District Secretary. She enjoyed watching and singing to her grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Dr., Rt. 98, Clarksburg, from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, where services will be held Friday, May 10, 2013, at 1 p.m. with the Albert E Farley officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg.
(Source: The Exponent Telegram, Clarksburg, WW, 9 May 2013, on the Internet)

Comment: Mrs. Riggs was an active genealogy researcher. She published - The Yoho & Morris Family History, which researchers, T. Vernon Anderson and Richard E. Henthorn incorporated into their study of the Yoho family.  For more information about the Yoho family, see Mr. Anderson's study of - Henry Yoho.

Billy Lee Yoho (1925-2012)

Billy Lee Yoho (86), residing in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

Bill, a practicing attorney for 58 years in Prince George's and Washington counties in Maryland, was the son of Wilbur Wiley and Nellie Pansy Hawkins of Huntington, West Virginia, and is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Yoho; son Kevin R. Yoho and wife Melissa J. Arnott; daughter Karen L. Yoho; John M. Dolby and wife Shelley A. Dolby; Dianne C. Arter and husband Jim Arter; Jean M. Dolby; Joan D. Dolby; sister Charlotte L. Kelly; brother Gene E. Yoho and wife Mabel; Robert W. Yoho and wife Alice; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters, two step-brothers and two step-sisters that he deeply missed.

Services will be held on Saturday, September 22  [2012] at 11:00 a.m. at Warm Springs Baptist Church, 3683 Pious Ridge Rd., Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Visitors may call beginning at 10 a.m. A lunch will immediately follow hosted by Bill's church family. Interment will be Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to the Warm Springs Baptist Church for education.
Arrangements entrusted to the Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Maryland. 
(Source: Internet)

Billie [sic] Lee Yoho, age 86, of Berkeley Springs, [West Virginia] passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
Bill, a practicing attorney for 58 years in Prince George’s and Washington counties in Maryland, was the son of Wilbur Wiley and Nellie Pansy Hawkins, of Huntington, W.Va.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Yoho; son, Kevin R. Yoho and wife, Melissa J. Arnott; daughter, Karen L. Yoho; John M. Dolby and wife, Shelley A.; Dianne C. Arter and husband, Jim; Jean M. Dolby; Joan D. Dolby; sister, Charlotte L. Kelly; brothers, Gene E. Yoho and wife, Mabel, and Robert W. Yoho and wife, Alice; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers; four sisters; two step-brothers; and two step-sisters he deeply missed.
Bill held many leadership roles, including Lions Clubs International, the Maryland Bar Association, and in Municipal Government. He participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the Shriners, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and Knights Templar.
He enlisted in the United States Navy, and after his Honorable Discharge, he attended the University of Maryland as an undergraduate, and then law school. Bill earned advanced pilot certifications both in aviation and boating, which he enjoyed.
Engaged by faith in Jesus Christ and involved with church, Bill loved to learn and teach Bible classes as a Presbyterian ruling elder, and as a Baptist, bringing full circle his mother telling him he was named for preacher Billy Sunday.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m., at Warm Springs Baptist Church, 3683 Pious Ridge Road, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Visitors may call, beginning at 10:00 a.m. A lunch will immediately follow, hosted by Bill’s church family. Interment will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.
Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Warm Springs Baptist Church, for education.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Grove Funeral Home, in Hancock, MD.
(Source: Grove Funeral Home, on the Internet)

Bill Yoho was interested in the genealogy and family history of his Yoho family.  Bill and researcher, Richard E. Henthorn became friends and shared information.  Bill used an Apple computer to record his information. Bill invited Richard to accompany him to the Yoho family reunion in New Martinsville, WV. Richard and his wife, Melva, later attended several other Yoho reunions where they enjoyed meeting other researchers face-to-face. Bill's office was located about three blocks from the Henthorn's house. Richard and Bill often got together at the office to talk about genealogy and the Yoho family. He will be missed.
(Written by: Richard E. Henthorn, 24 June 2013)

Billy Lee Yoho webpages

Friday, June 7, 2013

Vickie (Ingram) Olf

Vickie (Ingram) Olf

Independence, MO —

Vickie Joan Ingram, 58, of Independence, Mo., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

She was born July 16, 1954, in Pittsfield, Ill., to Robert Eugene and Waunetta Wilma (Cooley) Ingram. She graduated from Fort Osage High School in 1972 and from the Research Medical Center  School of Nursing in 1977. She worked as an ICU nurse at several area hospitals and retired as a Home Health Nurse. Vickie had two dogs, Betsy Rose and Barnaby, that were her pride and joy.  She loved all animals.

Survivors include her mother, Waunetta Ingram of the home; four brothers, Ronald Eugene Ingram, Williamsburg, Va., Kenny Ingram, Independence, Mo., Roger K. Ingram, Buckner, Mo., and Richard Ingram, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Eugene Ingram in 1979; and her brother, Bill Ingram in 2002.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 8, from noon to 1 p.m., followed by funeral services at 1 p.m., at New Salem Funeral Home, Independence, 816-796-8600. Burial in Old Salem Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions, in Vickie’s honor, to Lighthouse Baptist Church. 

For the guestbook, visit

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Henthorn, Joanne E.

Joanne Henthorn

March 27, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
HENTHORN, Joanne Ernestine, 78, of Sistersville, WV, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Judges Assisted Living Facility.
She was born on February 24, 1935 in Spring Valley, Arkansas.
Joanne was a retired cook for Sistersville Middle School and Boreman Elementary. She was a longtime member of the Paden City Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and enjoyed her time in service with her fellow Witnesses.
Joanne will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family.
Joanne is survived by her sons, Michael E. (Lois) Henthorn of Middlebourne, WV, Gerald L. Henthorn of Milford, NE, and Timothy J. (Terri) Henthorn Jacksonville, FL; her grandchildren, Michael C. Henthorn, Jason L. Henthorn, Cherika L. Vaughn, Christa M. Nash, Teya N. Henthorn, Jeremy L. Henthorn, Joseph D. Henthorn, and Chelsea L. Henthorn; great-grandchildren, Noah Henthorn, Emmarie Henthorn, Kaytyln Henthorn, Jonathan Henthorn, Jasmine Henthorn, Manowah Vaughn, Lucah Vaughn, Abagayle Nash, Raustin Wade, and Tiauna Mathis.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Bertie Grace Roles; and daughter, Alisa A. Bassett.
Services will be Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, WV with Bro. Steve Merritt officiating.
Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Special thanks to the members of her church and family members who visited and supported her.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at