Rosella Bellevene DIGHTON

Female 1910 - 1997


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  • Born  12 Dec 1910  , Grundy County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Died  02 Jun 1997  West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried  05 Jun 1997  Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • Obituary:
      Rosella Bellvene Ralston, 86, of 3215 Y Ave., West Des Moines, died of a heart ailment Monday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Glen Echo Christian Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery.

      Mrs. Ralston was born in Hardin County and had lived in Des Moines 59 years. She worked for the state Motor Vehicle Division until her retirement in 1976.

      A daughter, Betty Rose Gerberich of West Des Moines, and two grandchildren survive.

      Memorial contributions may be made to her church or the Iowa Head Injury Association. Westover Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
      [The Des Moines Register (IA) - June 5, 1997 - Page 7M, Column 1]
    • First marriage to Vernie SCHUMMELPFENNIG (1909-1979) on November 6, 1929 in New Sharon, Iowa. They were divorced before 1940. They had a daughter Betty Rose.
      [S. Griffiths - May 2018]
    Person ID  I70629815  Our Ancestors
    Last Modified  6 May 2018 

    Family  Gerald J RALSTON,   b. 27 Nov 1916, Keota, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1995, West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F51977599  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Dec 1910 - , Grundy County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 02 Jun 1997 - West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 05 Jun 1997 - Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    RALSTON
    RALSTON
    Gerald J. "Rollie"
    November 27, 1916 -- November 23, 1995

    Rosella B. "Rosie"
    December 12, 1910 -- June 2, 1997

  • Sources 
    1. [S28] Social Security Death Index, (On-line Database, Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo, UT, 2009, (www.ancestry.com)), SS#: 478-09-2779, Issued: IA (Before 1951).

    2. [S1003] Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935, (On-Line Database, Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, (http://familysearch.org)), Reference ID: 29, GS Film #: 1035165, Digital Folder #: 004284492, Image #: 00076.

    3. [S1625] Newspaper, (Digital images. Newspapers, (www.newspapers.com)), The Des Moines Register (IA) - June 5, 1997 - Page 7M, Column 1.

    4. [S1719] Glendale Cemetery, (On-Line Database, Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk, IA, Find-a-Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com)), Find-a-Grave Memorial ID: 11169621.


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