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Victoria County, Texas - Virginia Anderson Yarbrough - June 16, 1976

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From:  annystokes
To: IRSmelley2 
Date:Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:14 pm

Renee,
 
Here's a picture of Mom's headstone.  It says June 16, 1976 as her death date.  I'm going to check with Memorial Park Gardens in Victoria tomorrow -- see what their records show. 

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~yarbrough/archives/cemetery/y-surnames/yarbroughvirginiamarieanderson1976.jpg

I talked to the Colonial Funeral Home in Victoria, TX today.  Interesting .... she saw something in their notes that had June 15th crossed out and June 16th hand-written.  Somebody must have been having one of those days - LOL.  So, indeed ... Mom died on Wednesday, June 16, 1976 and not June 15th, as her certificate of death shows.  The burial happened on Thursday, June 17th.

And I got it straight about the time of death, too -- she told me that the time of death written on those papers is when the undertaker picked up the body.  Now that seems odd to me.  Mom -- as I remember it (which is imperfect) -- died around 1:20 a.m.  The LVN on duty at the hospital signed over her body at 2:40 A.M. 


Sincerely,
Ann Yarbrough Stokes




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