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Section 7. James Edward Rightmire and Hazel Marie Herbold
(James Edward4 Rightmire, Daugherty3, John R.2, James1, Sr. )

(4) James Edward Rightmire was born in Vandalia, Illinois on October 25, 1884. He married Hazel Marie Herbold, the daughter of Alfa Herbold and Eva Dudley, on June 4, 1919 in Omaha, Nebraska. There story is told in Section 7. Hazel was born February 25, 1896 in Kansas City, Kansas. James and Hazel are the grandparents of James E. Rightmire, the person providing most of this information and pictures.

James died December 18, 1936 at his daughter's home in Kansas City, Missouri. The following funeral notice appeared in the Kansas City Star:

"RIGHTMIRE - James Edward Rightmire, 61 years old, a resident of Kansas City virtually all his life, died today, at his home, 6123 Olive Street. He was a switchman for the Alton-Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He leaves a daughter, Miss Mandana Rightmire and two sons, James Rightmire and Harry Rightmire, all of the home; five sisters, Mrs. F. E. Hermanson, of the home; Mrs. Aaron Smith and Mrs. R. W. Kane, both of 32 North Valley Street, Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Joseph Ostertag, 1412 North Thirty Eight, and Mrs. Bone, 1916 Grandview Boulevard, both of Kansas City, Kansas; three brothers, John Rightmire and Jesse Rightmire, both of 1255 Central Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas; and Jerry Rightmire, Palataka, Fla."

Also of interest is James Edward's last will and testament:

"LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JAMES E. RIGHTMIRE"

"I, James E. Rightmire, at this time residing at Kansas City, in the County of Wyandotte, State of Kansas, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament:"

"First, I direct that all my just debts, including funeral expenses, be paid by my executor."

"Second, I give, bequeath and devise to my son, Harry Allen Rightmire, all of my personal property and all real property which I may Hereinafter acquire, all of which I am seized at the time of my decease."

Third, I appoint my brother, Jessie Rightmire, sole executor of this, my last will and testament, and direct that he be not required to give bond for the execution of the same, and request the court admitting the will to probate grant letters testamentary without bond.

Witness my hand, at Kansas City, Kansas this __ day of October, 1935.

James E. Rightmire

James E. Rightmire is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. Below is a picture of his gravestone.


Picture by James E. Rightmire, grandson of this James Rightmire.

After James died, I believe Hazel married Chris P. Johnson. Hazel died September 30, 1993. The following funeral notice appeared in the Kansas City Star:


"HAZEL MARIE JOHNSON, 97, of Kansas City, KS, 1145 N. 37th St. died Thursday, September 30, at the Providence Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday at the Highland Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in The Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-6:00 Sunday at the funeral home."

"Mrs. Johnson was born in Kansas City, Kansas and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. A Charter Member of the Sherman Chapter of the Eastern Star. The Order of the White Shrine #4, Topeka Council #1 A.T.R."

"She is survived by 2 sons, J. L. Rightmire of Kansas City, KS, Harry A. Rightmire of Kansas City, KS, a daughter, Mandana Greene of St. Louis, Mo, 9 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great Granddaughter."


Shown on the next page is a picture of Hazel's and Chris P. Johnson's gravestone.


Picture by Hazel's grandson, James E. Rightmire.

James and Hazel had three children:

(5) James Louie Rightmire, born December 19, 1921 in Kansas City, Kansas. He married Ana Bel Ramig on November 14, 1943 in Olathe, Kansas. Their story is told in Section 11.


(5) Mandana Marie Rightmire, born December 29, 1928 in Kansas City, Kansas. She married Robert R. Greene February 11, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born November 06, 1921 in Salem, Missouri. Children of Mandana and Robert Greene are:

(6) Sharson D. Greene, born June 11, 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri. She married James Patton on November 15, 1975 in St. Louis, Missouri. Children of Sharson and James are Bradley E. Patton, born in St. Louis, Missouri, Travis J. Patton, born in St. Louis, Missouri, Kelly N. Patton, born in St. Louis, Missouri, and Molly E. Patton, born in St. Louis, Missouri.

(6) Robert R. Greene, born December 29,1953, in St. Louis, Missouri. He married Betty Middindorf September 06, 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri. Children of Robert and Betty are Sarah E. Greene, born in St. Louis, Missouri and Ernie W. Greene, born in St. Louis, Missouri.

(6) Nanette E. Greene, born November 20,1957, in St. Louis, Missouri. She married Sam Marciante, March 14,1992, in St. Louis, Missouri.

(6) Natalie A. Greene, born February 04,1961, in St. Louis, Missouri. She married a Maxwell (first name unknown) August 02, 1981 in St. Louis, Missouri. Children of Natalie and husband (Maxwell) are Gary M. Maxwell, Andrew C. Maxwell, Scott E. Maxwell, and Stacy R. Maxwell. All children were born in St. Louis Missouri.

(5) Harry Allen Rightmire, born April 17, 1930 in Kansas City, Kansas. He married Lee E. Wrobleski about. 1961 in Kansas City, Kansas. Children of Harry and Lee are:

(6) Daniel Rightmire, born September 20, 1949, in Kansas City, Kansas. He married Debra Carol Jones about 1971 in Kansas City, Kansas. Children of Daniel and Debra are Brianna Christine Rightmire and Allega Rightmire.

(6) Linda M. Rightmire, born July 2, 1959, in Kansas City, Kansas. She married (1) Jerry Head about April 1978 in Kansas City, Kansas. She later married (2) Monte Ford Sheets January 11, 1992 in Kansas City, Kansas. Monte was born July 28, 1955 in Kansas City , Kansas. He died January 11, 1992. Linda graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas. Monte enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Children of Linds and Monte are: Jason Dean Allen Sheets, born February 13, 1980, in Kansas City, Kansas; Michele Lee Sheets, born August 06,1981, in Gockping, Germany; Michael Christopher Sheets, born August 25,1983, In Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Justin Lee Anthony Sheets, born August 28, 1984, in Kansas City, Kansas.