Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In Loving Memory.

The end of September was one of the hardest times in my life. I even now months later find myself searching for words, and still having to force back tears just trying to get it out...  But I felt that they needed to be honored, as these are two of the greatest women I have ever meant in my life and I am truely a better person to have them in my family and to be able to learn from both of them.

Well it all started when I recieved a call from my cousin "butthead fred", She was asking if we had heard anything and if my mom had heard anything, well my mom, awesomes guys mom and step-dad were all at my house for Big Boys grandparents day at the school and then he had a soccer game. Well I told her that mom was with me and she hadn't heard anything about anything, she said well Granny ( my mom's grandma) had fell at her house and they found her at least an hour later, and they were transporting her to a different hospital. My family all live in a pretty small town with a small hospital but they are pretty limited on what they can do. So they tranported her, and found out that she had, had a stroke and it wasn't looking good. That was on tuesday, and through out the week she didn't get better.  Well they ended up taking her off of everything and made her comfortable.

Thelma, "Granny", 96 of Columbus, Kan., passed away friday, Sept 25th, 2009 at the St. John's Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. Funeral services will be at 11a.m. Tuesday.

So on Monday my mom, bigboy and me all went to my mumu's house, that is where all the family were gathering. We started going through photos looking for photos of granny for her board at the funeral. I ran acrossed several photos of her flipping people off it was so funny. The veiwing was monday evening, there was a lot of people there, it really meant a lot to us as a family. The funeral was on Tuesday it was a nice service, One of my cousins stood up and spoke about granny the speech was very touching and it made all of us cry. Followed by a grave cite prayer.  Granny meant a lot to a lot of people and she will be missed, however she lived a very full life and she got her wish she was able to live at home her whole life and never had to stay at a nursing home.

My Granny was an awesome women, she was full of life,and really enjoyed going to the casinos. She was really funny and always spoke her mind! I love her more than anything, I wish that I would have been able to spend more time with her, however I have a lot of great memories.

Well wednesday afternoon we came home, mom dropped big boy and I off where awesome guy was waiting on us. So we spend the evening at home as a family. We go to bed around 10, because we both had to work the next day and Big boy had to go back to school and around midnight I get a call on my phone from my BIL and he asked to talk to awesome guy. Awesome guy's grandma has passed away.

Imogene Lee
Funeral service for Imogene Lee, age 84, formerly of Frederick, Oklahoma, of Wichita, Kansas, will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 5, 2009, at the Burkhardt Chapel with Rev. Eric Snyder, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Imogene died Wednesday evening, September 30, 2009, at her home in Wichita, Kansas. Burial will be at the Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home.

She was born November 8, 1924, in Frederick, Oklahoma to W. B. (Buck) and Mary Neal Veteto Dutton. She attended Henderson (#3) and Wilson (#2) schools and graduated in 1942. On March 16, 1944, she was united in marriage to J. R.  To this union was born two children: Dennis R. and Janet K. In 1952, they moved to Downey, California, where they lived until J. R.’s death in 1965.

Imogene continued living in Downy and was later married to Cecil H. Lee on March 31, 1971. In 1974, she and Cecil moved back to Frederick where they continued their life together until Cecil’s death in 1996. In May 2000, she married Basil J. Query. They continued to live in Frederick until July of 2002, at which time they moved to Wichita, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands: J. R, and Cecil H.; and her son: Dennis R.

She is survived by her husband: Basil, of the home; a daughter: Janet K. Limon and husband Jerry, of San Antonio, Texas; a brother: Jim Dutton and wife Joyce, of Frederick, Oklahoma; a daughter in law: Karen Chaput and husband Gary, of Marion, Kansas; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Now understand that awesome guy and I are not "married" however we have been together 7years so I love his family just like mine. We might as well be married so.. Losing his grandma was just as hard as losing granny.  She was a great woman, and she was very loved by all of her family. She left our family with a lot of wonderful memories. She will truely be missed.

I wear something from grandma jean everyday, everytime I look at my ring I think of her.  I just recently started wearing both parts. It helps me know that everything we do grandma jean is with us to enjoy it.

For both my grandmas I know they are in a better place now and are watching over us, and the rest of the family.  We will see them again.


  1. Great tribute to 2 wonderful women. I too miss Granny everyday.

  2. Yes Stephy what an awesome tribute to them both!!! I never had the pleasure to meet your granny but she sounds like she'd belong right into my own family!! I am glad your granny lived a full life, but that doesn't mean you miss her any less...