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Section 9. Maude (Montie) Bell Rightmire and Frank E. Hermanson
(Maude (Montie) Bell4 Rightmire, Daugherty3, John R.2, James1, Sr. )

(4) Maude (Montie) Bell Rightmire, born February 8, 1890 in Kansas City, Missouri. She married Frank E. Hermanson. Frank was born November 8, 1890 in Sweden. They had one child:

(5) Robert E. Hermanson, born in 1912 in Kansas. Robert had one child, Lois Hermanson.

Maude died March 2, 1955 at Hyde Park Nursing Home, Kansas City, Missouri. Her funeral notice appeared in the Kansas City Star:

"MRS. MONTE BELLE HERMANSON, 62 of 401 East Thirty-Sixth Street, Kansas City, died last night at the home. She was the wife of the late Frank Hermanson, a Kansas City, Mo. detective who was killed in the Union Station Massacre in Kansas City, Mo. in 1933. Mrs. Hermanson was born in Kansas City, Mo. and was a life long resident of the Kansas City area. She was a member of the Central Avenue Methodist Church, West Port Chapter No. 345, Order of the Eastern Star, the American Legion, and International Sunshine Society. Surviving are a son Robert Hermanson, 308 East Twenty-Sixth, North Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Smith, 8520 West Seventy-Nine, Overland Park, and Mrs. Cliffie Ostertag, 1410 North Thirty-Eighth, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday at Butler Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 P.M. tomorrow. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery."

Frank died June 17, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri - at the Union Station Massacre. Frank's funeral notice appeared in both the Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Times:

"HERMANSON - Frank E., age 42, passed away Saturday morning; survived by his wife Mrs. Monte Be. Hermanson; 1 son Robert E. of the home, 6123 Olive Street; stepfather, P. E. Ostertag, 2571 Hiawatha, Kansas City, Kansas; niece Lois Hermanson, 5100 Highland. Remains will lie in state at the home until noon Monday, June 19, after which they will be removed to the O. V. Mast drawing room 3146 Main St., where services will be held at 2 P.M. Interment - Woodlawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas."

Frank was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. He died at age 42 years, 7 months, 9 days at Union Station Massacre in Kansas City, Missouri. Frank was a Missouri Police Detective.

Montie and Frank are buried together in Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. A picture of their gravestone is given on the next page.

Picture by James E. Rightmire