J Stanley Violet J
Aug 1, 1907 Sept. 19, 1917
Oct. 20, 1970 June 18, 1991
Their grave is in the same section as Grandma's parents and her two brothers. Her sister is in another section of the Aurora cemetery as well as one of Grandpa's brothers. Several of my relatives and many family friends lie there under it's shady trees, although wind storms have done a lot of damage to them in the past several years.
I was in grade school when Grandpa died and didn't go to his funeral. I was at Grandma's funeral, just two days before my wedding. She didn't drive and didn't want to burden anyone with getting her to the wedding and back home. Whether or not that had anything to do with it, I don't know, but she had a stroke on Monday and didn't make it through the night. It was so unexpected and yet the timing worked out - visitation Wednesday, funeral Thursday, rehearsal Friday and wedding Saturday. Truly an end and a beginning.