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Section 8. Cliffie Agnes Rightmire and Joseph Ostertag
(Cliffie Agnes4 Rightmire, Daugherty3, John R.2, James1, Sr. )

(4) Cliffie Agnes Rightmire, born November 2, 1886 in Vandalia, Illinois. She married Joseph Ostertag December 21, 1904 in Kansas City, Kansas. Joseph was born May 30, 1881 in Atchison, Kansas. Cliffie and Joseph had one child: Glenna D. Ostertag

Cliffie Agnes died August 14, 1969 In Gladstone, Missouri. Her funeral notice appeared in the Kansas City Star:


"Mrs. Cliffie Agnes Ostertag, 82, 3003 N.E. 63rd Terrace, died Thursday. Born in Kansas City, Kansas, she was a member of Central Avenue United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Glenn D. Ostertag of the home; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Newcomer's Chapel in North Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 P.M. today."

Joseph had died six years earlier on November 18, 1963 in Pacific, Missouri. Joseph's funeral notice had also appeared in the Kansas City Star:


"Joseph Ostertag, 82, of 3003 East Sixty-Third terrace, North Gladstone, died last night at the Missouri Pacific Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born in Atchison, Kansas and had lived most of his life in Greater Kansas City, including 25 years at 1416 North Thirty-Eighth, Kansas City, Kansas. He was a member of the Armourdale Baptist Church. He retired in 1925 as a switchman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Cliffie Agnes Ostertag, and a son, Glen D. Ostertag, both of the home; two sisters, Miss Mollie Ostertag, Miss Louise Ostertag, both of 6312 East Fifty-Fourth, North; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren."

They are buried together in Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. A picture of their gravestone is shown on the next page.

Picture by James E. Rightmire