Marilyn McHaney, Granddaughter provided information Marilyn McHaney
Arlena and Wilburn were raising nine children on the farm. Two had left home to work in other towns. Then Wilburn suddenly died of a heart attack trying to get to the doctor. Seven of the children were left to be educated and raised. Arlena sold the farm equipment and purchased a Laundermat in town. She Rented the building next door to live in. For privacy two of the girls hung cardboard for walls making three small rooms. All the children helped to support the family. Later with two children still in the home. Her sons and son-in-laws built a two bedroom frame house. The house was next door to her parents Tommy and Rhodie Mashburn. Laura lost her sight from diabetes that couldn't be treated. She had caught TB working in a hospital kitchen. The two diseases couldn't be treated at the same time. The hospital payed for year of care at the now closed Talehena Saniterium. She lived independently for many years and always recognized everyone voices. Death was complications of diabetes at the age of 81. Arlena was a member of the Pleasant Valley and Haskell church of Christ. She has 30 grandchildren and many more great grandchildren. Arlene is buried by her husband Wilbur.
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On 1 Dec 2016 at 13:37 GMT Marilyn (Mosteller) McHaney wrote:
Arleney is 21 degrees from Louisa Alcott, 18 degrees from David Douglass, 21 degrees from AJ Jacobs and 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.