Wayne Ervin Lephew1,2,3,4

M, b. November 22, 1938, d. January 30, 1939
FatherMarvin Lee Lephew1,3,4,5 b. May 12, 1914, d. January 13, 1997
MotherCora Jane Melton1,4,5 b. August 26, 1918, d. January 26, 2002
     Wayne Ervin Lephew was buried at Little Hope Church Cemetery, Cove Hollow Road, near Elliston, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 He was born on November 22, 1938 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,4 He died on January 30, 1939 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marvin Lee Lephew obituary in the Jan 14, 1997 edition.
  2. [S576] Margaret Tynan & Rena Worthen, Montgomery Co., Virginia Cemeteries, Volume I.
  3. [S2388] Little Hope Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=martin&GSfn=eliza&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=64470564&CRid=2244766&df=all&
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Lephew Roupe obituary in the Jan 13, 2017 edition.

Martha Juanita Lephew1,2,3,4

F, b. October 16, 1935, d. December 11, 1943
FatherMarvin Lee Lephew1,3,4,5 b. May 12, 1914, d. January 13, 1997
MotherCora Jane Melton1,3,4,5 b. August 26, 1918, d. January 26, 2002
     Martha Juanita Lephew was buried at Little Hope Church Cemetery, Cove Hollow Road, near Elliston, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,3,4 She was born on October 16, 1935 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,4 She died on December 11, 1943 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 8.3,4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 85, District 81-25, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marvin Lee Lephew obituary in the Jan 14, 1997 edition.
  2. [S576] Margaret Tynan & Rena Worthen, Montgomery Co., Virginia Cemeteries, Volume I.
  3. [S2823] Little Hope Church Cemetery, Roanoke Co., VA, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanoke/cemeteries/
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Lephew Roupe obituary in the Jan 13, 2017 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Mary Jane Lephew1,2,3,4,5

F, b. July 3, 1957, d. January 9, 2017
FatherMarvin Lee Lephew1,2,4,5 b. May 12, 1914, d. January 13, 1997
MotherCora Jane Melton1,2,4,5 b. August 26, 1918, d. January 26, 2002
     Her married name was Lane.4 Mary Jane Lephew married Unknown Lane.4 Mary Jane Lephew was born on July 3, 1957 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,5 As of November 8, 1986,her married name was Roupe.5 She married Brainard Lee "Butch" Roupe on November 8, 1986 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,4,5 Mary Jane Lephew and Brainard Lee "Butch" Roupe were divorced on September 11, 2003 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6 Mary Jane Lephew died on January 9, 2017 at Virginia at age 59.4 She Mary Lephew Roupe, 59, of Shawsville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Butch Roupe; parents, Marvin L. Lephew and Cora J. Melton; siblings, Geneva W. Lephew, Carl A. Lephew, Juanita Lephew, and Wayne Lephew; and grandkids, Victoria and Kailyn Lane. Mary is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Gail Lane, Clinton and Chris Lane, Jackie Lane and Melanie Bierman and Stephanie Hall, Willie and Sam Lephew, Ashley Lephew and Michael and Nicole Roupe; step-kids, Jonathan Roupe and Bobbi Wheeler. She is also survived by her 24 grandkinds, Cody, Camben, Caiden, and Ava Roupe, Brandon, Abby, and Cindy Lane, Landon and Zoey Lephew, Ella and Max Bandy, Eugene, Blake, Kristen, Daniel, and Sophia Lane, Sarah McCogg, Chase Lane, Jacob Bierman, Kallie Brickhouse, Damien Hayes, Riley Lane, and Ashley Underwood and husband; her great-grandson, Aiden Underwood; and brother, Marvin H. Lephew. A special thanks to Louise Lephew, her bedside companion. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Mountain Top Mission Church, 3005 Roanoke St., Christiansburg. on January 13, 2017.4

Family 1

Unknown Lane
Marriage*She married Unknown Lane.4 
Children
  • Roy Lane4
  • Jackie Lane4
  • Clinton Ray Lane4

Family 2

Brainard Lee "Butch" Roupe b. August 18, 1941, d. May 16, 2015
Marriage*Mary Jane Lephew married Brainard Lee "Butch" Roupe on November 8, 1986 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,4,5 
Divorce* Mary Jane Lephew and Brainard Lee "Butch" Roupe were divorced on September 11, 2003 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marvin Lee Lephew obituary in the Jan 14, 1997 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cora Melton Lephew obituary in the Jan 27, 2002 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Lephew Roupe obituary in the Jan 13, 2017 edition.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.

Brainard Lee "Butch" Roupe1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. August 18, 1941, d. May 16, 2015
     Brainard Lee "Butch" Roupe was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.6 He Brainard Lee "Butch" Roupe, 73, of Shawsville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 16th, 2015. He was a school bus driver for Montgomery County Schools for 30 years, and was the center piece of the family he dearly Loved. Preceding in death by; Grandmother; Ella Roupe 1895-1980; Mother, Eunice Harrison; Wife, Janie Blevins Roupe 1943-1976; Brother, Jack Harrison. Suriving members of his family; Sister; Vickie Snow, Sons; Jonathan Roupe & fiancee, Linda Boone, Phillip Roupe & (W) Christina; Daughters, Bobbi Roupe Wheeler; Grandchildren, Michael Roupe & (W) Nicole, Josh Roupe, Ashley Underwood & (H) Tyler; Great-Grandchildren, Cody Roupe, Calden, Camben Roupe, Ava Pipkin & Aiden Underwood, Several nices & nephews; Companion, Mary Jane Roupe; Stepsons; Roy Lane & (W) Gail, Clinton Lane & (W) Christina, Jackie Lane, Willie Lephew and 12 step-grandchildren. The family extends a special thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice for their dedicated care. A period of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19th, 2012 at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. A funeral home's chapel with the Rev. Virgil McHone officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Cedar Lawn Burial Park in Salem.6 He was born on August 18, 1941 at Richmond, Virginia.4,5 He married Mary Jane Lephew, daughter of Marvin Lee Lephew and Cora Jane Melton, on November 8, 1986 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4 Brainard Lee "Butch" Roupe and Mary Jane Lephew were divorced on September 11, 2003 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7 Brainard Lee "Butch" Roupe died on May 16, 2015 at Virginia at age 73.6

Family

Mary Jane Lephew b. July 3, 1957, d. January 9, 2017
Marriage*He married Mary Jane Lephew, daughter of Marvin Lee Lephew and Cora Jane Melton, on November 8, 1986 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4 
Divorce* Brainard Lee "Butch" Roupe and Mary Jane Lephew were divorced on September 11, 2003 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marvin Lee Lephew obituary in the Jan 14, 1997 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cora Melton Lephew obituary in the Jan 27, 2002 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Lephew Roupe obituary in the Jan 13, 2017 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S3624] Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, online http://www.oakeys.com/, From the Brainard Lee Roupe obituary.
  7. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.

Wanda Geneva Lephew1,2,3,4,5

F, b. July 27, 1941, d. October 2, 2009
FatherMarvin Lee Lephew1,2,3,5 b. May 12, 1914, d. January 13, 1997
MotherCora Jane Melton1,2,3,5 b. August 26, 1918, d. January 26, 2002
     Wanda Geneva Lephew was born on July 27, 1941 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5,6 As of July 19, 1960,her married name was McGhee.5 She married Oscar Harold McGhee on July 19, 1960 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 Wanda Geneva Lephew and Oscar Harold McGhee were divorced on December 7, 1979 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7 As of December 16, 1979,her married name was Ayers.5 Wanda Geneva Lephew married Floyd Huston Ayers on December 16, 1979 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,5 Wanda Geneva Lephew died on October 2, 2009 at Virginia at age 68.6

Family 1

Oscar Harold McGhee b. July 19, 1941, d. September 29, 2013
Marriage*She married Oscar Harold McGhee on July 19, 1960 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 
Divorce* Wanda Geneva Lephew and Oscar Harold McGhee were divorced on December 7, 1979 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7 
Children
  • Doug McGhee8
  • Diana Gail McGhee5
  • Charles Luther McGhee5
  • Cora Fay McGhee8,5

Family 2

Floyd Huston Ayers
Marriage*Wanda Geneva Lephew married Floyd Huston Ayers on December 16, 1979 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,5 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marvin Lee Lephew obituary in the Jan 14, 1997 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cora Melton Lephew obituary in the Jan 27, 2002 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Lephew Roupe obituary in the Jan 13, 2017 edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oscar Harold McGhee obituary in the Oct 1, 2013 edition.

Finnie E. Pipes1,2

F, b. February 24, 1911, d. March 23, 2001
FatherWalter Scott Pipes1,2 b. June 27, 1888, d. November 22, 1970
MotherLouella Poff1,2 b. December, 1889
     Her Social Security Number was 242-12-4401.3 Finnie E. Pipes was buried at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 2150 Mount View Road, Marriottsville, Howard Co., Maryland.2 Her married name was Young.2 She married L. A. Young.2 Finnie E. Pipes was born on February 24, 1911 at Wyoming Co., West Virginia.1,3,4,2 She died on March 23, 2001 at Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, at age 90.3,2 She Finnie P. Young, 90, of Shippensburg, Pa., died Friday, March 23, 2001, at the Chambersburg Hospital Center, Chambersburg, Pa. Born Feb. 24, 1911, in Marion, Va., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Louella Poff Pipes. She was the wife of L.A. Young, who died in 1993. She was a registered nurse at the Springfield Hospital Center for 17 years and also at the Montgomery County General Hospital for several years. Surviving are sons Louis A. Young of Hagerstown, William Scott Pipes of Clearwater, Fla., and Gary L. Wundram of Frederick; daughters Billie Sue Owenby of Arden, N.C., Betty Jane Collins of Hemett, Calif., and Leah Ann Dustin of Clarksville; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Marriottsville, where interment will be held. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are by the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville, Road, Sykesville. on March 24, 2001.2 She Finnie P. Young, 90, of Shippensburg, Pa., died March 23 at Chambersburg Hospital Center. She was a registered nurse at Springfield Hospital Center for 17 years and Montgomery County General Hospital for several years. Born in Marion, Va., Feb. 24, 1911, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Louella P. Pipes. Survivors include her son, Louis A. Young of Hagerstown; her grandsons, whom she raised as her own sons, William S. Pipes of Clearwater, Fla., and Gary L. Wundram of Frederick; daughters, Billie S. Owenby of Arden, N.C., Betty J. Collins of Hemett, Calif., and Leah A. Dustin of Clarksville; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, L.A. Young. Services and interment were held March 26 at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were made by Haight Funeral Home and Chapel. on March 29, 2001.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 162, District 69, Cecil, Haywood Co., North Carolina1

Family

L. A. Young d. 1993
Marriage*Finnie E. Pipes married L. A. Young.2 
Children
  • Louis A. Young2
  • Billie Sue Young2,5
  • Betty Jane Young2,5
  • Leah Ann Young2,5

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2181] Carroll County Times, From the Finnie P. Young obituary in the Mar 24, 2001 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S2878] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969.
  5. [S728] Howard County Times, Howard Co., MD, From the Finnie P. Young obituary in the Mar 29, 2001 edition.

Robert Nolen Shorter1,2,3

M, b. August 13, 1911, d. March 19, 1964
FatherJoseph Henry Shorter1,3 b. March 4, 1881, d. April 27, 1951
MotherMona Jane Poff1,3 b. February 13, 1885, d. October 22, 1982
     Robert Nolen Shorter was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 He was born on August 13, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 He married Lucille Woolwine on May 26, 1937 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,4 Robert Nolen Shorter died on March 19, 1964 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 52.2,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 3, District 1249, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 520, District 13, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 196, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Farm laborer5
1940Gas station attendant6

Family

Lucille Woolwine b. May 26, 1919, d. December, 1972
Marriage*Robert Nolen Shorter married Lucille Woolwine on May 26, 1937 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,4 
Children
  • Douglas Shorter6
  • Joseph W. Shorter6

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2274] Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Roanoke, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=49961910&CRid=49750&
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Raymond Edward Shorter1,2,3

M, b. November 8, 1910, d. April 21, 1993
FatherJoseph Henry Shorter1,3 b. March 4, 1881, d. April 27, 1951
MotherMona Jane Poff1,3 b. February 13, 1885, d. October 22, 1982
     Raymond Edward Shorter was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 His Social Security Number was 224-09-5539.4 He was born on November 8, 1910 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5,3 He married Ethel Catherine Broyles on April 7, 1936 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Raymond Edward Shorter died on April 21, 1993 at Virginia at age 82.5,4 He SHORTER, Raymond Edward, 82, of Roanoke passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1993. He is survived by his wife Ethel B. Shorter; son and daughter-in-law, Donald E. and Molly W. Shorter of Leesburg; grandchildren, Amanda and Christopher Shorter, Linda Gail and Danny Ferguson. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, at Sherwood Memorial Park by Rev. Ed Woodward. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Lotz Salem Chapel.
on April 23, 1993.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 3, District 1249, Salem, Roanoke Co., VirginiaEnumerated as an adopted child Raymond E. Craighead1
1930Dwelling 520, District 13, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia2

Occupation

1930Farm laborer2

Family

Ethel Catherine Broyles b. circa 1911
Marriage*Raymond Edward Shorter married Ethel Catherine Broyles on April 7, 1936 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 
Child
  • Donald E. Shorter4

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Raymond Edward Shorter obituary in the Apr 23, 1993 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Raymond E. Shorter obituary in the Apr 23, 1993 edition.

William Hubbard Smith1,2,3,4

M, b. August 5, 1911, d. May 7, 1989
FatherLemuel David Smith5,6,2,3,4 b. August 21, 1891, d. September 13, 1969
MotherLora D. Wilson5,6,2,3,4 b. November 8, 1885, d. September 21, 1973
     William Hubbard Smith was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,3 His Social Security Number was 227-09-0898.8 He was born on August 5, 1911 at Virginia.7,8,3 He married Josephine Isabel Ferris, daughter of Joseph Lemuel Ferris and Effie Lee Thomas, on September 30, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,3,4 William Hubbard Smith died on May 7, 1989 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 77.7,8,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 162, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 126, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 37, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1930Farm laborer1
1940Road work foreman9

Family

Josephine Isabel Ferris b. April 1, 1918, d. November 17, 1995
Marriage*William Hubbard Smith married Josephine Isabel Ferris, daughter of Joseph Lemuel Ferris and Effie Lee Thomas, on September 30, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Lemuel D. Smith obituary in the Sep 18, 1969 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Lora W. Smith obituary in the Sep 27, 1973 edition.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Josephine Ferris Smith obituary in the Nov 19, 1995 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Inez Nolen1,2,3,4

F, b. April 14, 1904, d. June 11, 1971
FatherCallahill H. Nolen1,2,4
MotherLouise Graham1,2
     Inez Nolen was buried at Williams Cemetery, on hillside at intersection of Rt. 860 & Rt. 680, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She was born on April 14, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,4 She married Cloyd Herman Peters on February 7, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Inez Nolen married Leonard Hall Strickler, son of Herbert Helm Strickler and Louanna Elizabeth Hall, on January 18, 1945 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of January 18, 1945,her married name was Strickler. Inez Nolen died on June 11, 1971 at Danville, Virginia, at age 67.3,4

Family 1

Cloyd Herman Peters b. October 17, 1893, d. March 17, 1943
Marriage*She married Cloyd Herman Peters on February 7, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 

Family 2

Leonard Hall Strickler b. May 16, 1908, d. September 27, 1987
Marriage*Inez Nolen married Leonard Hall Strickler, son of Herbert Helm Strickler and Louanna Elizabeth Hall, on January 18, 1945 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S202] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Williams Cemetery.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Bishop Robert Marvin Stuart1,2,3

M, b. November 22, 1909, d. November 11, 2003
FatherRobert Lee Stuart1,2 b. September 12, 1883, d. November, 1960
MotherJosie Lena May Conner1,2 b. August 18, 1883, d. December 17, 1956
     Bishop Robert Marvin Stuart married Mary Ella Rose.4,3 Bishop Robert Marvin Stuart was born on November 22, 1909 at Paullina, O'Brien Co., Iowa.3,5 He died on November 11, 2003 at Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., California, at age 93.3 He Retired United Methodist Bishop R. Marvin Stuart, 93, who advocated full clergy rights for women in the denomination, died Nov. 11 at his Palo Alto, Calif., retirement home. Born in Paullina, Iowa, Stuart was ordained in 1934 and elected bishop in 1964. He served as president of the Council of Bishops in 1978. His election to bishop highlighted a ministerial career that included 22 years as pastor of First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto, as well as service at other churches in the San Francisco Bay area. He served 16 years as bishop in Denver and San Francisco. At the 1956 General Conference, Stuart was the chairman of the legislative body for the committee on ministry and presented the report for the church to approve full clergy rights for women. As a result, the assembly granted clergywomen full rights in the United Methodist Church that year. Stuart served as a General Conference delegate from 1952 to 1964. He was also responsible for beginning the denomination's national training program for district superintendents and directors of councils on ministries. "I knew Bishop Stuart well and had high regard for him," said retired Bishop Jack Tuell of Des Moines, Wash. "One of the things that marked his ministry before he was elected bishop and after was the incredible energy he devoted to his ministerial work." Stuart received an associate degree from Taylor University in Indiana and later received bachelor's and master's degrees in sacred theology from Boston School of Theology. He also received an honorary doctorate from Taylor University. Tuell said Stuart was an idea person, particularly with regard to missions. "Bishop Stuart was phenomenal at fund raising for mission programs, and First United Methodist Church was one of the leading churches in the denomination for supporting a variety of Advance Specials (mission projects). He devoted considerable energy to mission in an outstanding way," Tuell said. When Stuart was appointed pastor of First Church in 1948, the congregation had only a few hundred members. During his 22-year tenure, the church grew to 2,000 members, and a gothic-styled sanctuary was constructed in 1962. As bishop, he led the denomination's Denver Area for eight years, beginning in 1964, and later oversaw the San Francisco Area until his retirement in 1980. During his ministerial career, Stuart was an advocate for social justice. "He was in the forefront of people working to integrate the church during the '60s," Tuell said. Stuart's wife, Mary Ella Stuart, died in 2001. He is survived by his son, Robert Lee Stuart of San Francisco. A memorial service will be held Jan. 17 at First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto. Donations may be made to the Stuart Landscaping Endowment, First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301. on November 17, 2003.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 81, District 94, Union Township, O'Brien Co., Iowa2
1920Dwelling 239, District 161, Springvale, Humboldt Co., Iowa1
1940Dwelling 441, District 38-386, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California6

Occupation

1940Church clergyman6

Family

Mary Ella Rose b. March 21, 1909, d. September 23, 2001
Marriage*Bishop Robert Marvin Stuart married Mary Ella Rose.4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S4286] United Methodist News Service, online http://archives.umc.org/umns/news_archive2003.asp?ptid=&story=%7B51DFCDE6-DF1C-4CDC-8345-2D937BB289A1%7D&mid=2406, From the R. Marvin Stuart obituary in the Nov 17, 2003 edition.
  4. [S4285] Birdsall and Stuart, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/29266976/person/12177128251
  5. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S908] California Center for Health Statistics, California Birth Index, 1905-1995.

Elizabeth Mary Stuart1,2,3

F, b. February 20, 1912, d. April 29, 1994
FatherRobert Lee Stuart1 b. September 12, 1883, d. November, 1960
MotherJosie Lena May Conner1 b. August 18, 1883, d. December 17, 1956
     Elizabeth Mary Stuart was buried at Wethersfield Village Cemetery, 332 Hartford Avenue, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.4 Her Social Security Number was 013-24-7966.5 She was born on February 20, 1912 at Iowa.5,6 As of May 29, 1935,her married name was Gates.3 She married Rev. Jo Bernard Gates on May 29, 1935 at Grant Co., Indiana.3 Elizabeth Mary Stuart and Rev. Jo Bernard Gates were divorced in 1981 at Hartford Co., Connecticut.7 Elizabeth Mary Stuart died on April 29, 1994 at Canton, Hartford Co., Connecticut, at age 82.5,6,4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 239, District 161, Springvale, Humboldt Co., Iowa1
1930Dwelling 325, District 16, El Dorado, Butler Co., Kansas2
1940Dwelling 67, District 17-83, Fall River, Bristol Co., Massachusetts8

Family

Rev. Jo Bernard Gates b. November 10, 1910, d. October 3, 1981
Marriage*Elizabeth Mary Stuart married Rev. Jo Bernard Gates on May 29, 1935 at Grant Co., Indiana.3 
Divorce* Elizabeth Mary Stuart and Rev. Jo Bernard Gates were divorced in 1981 at Hartford Co., Connecticut.7 
Child
  • Nancy A. Gates8

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S4288] Web: Indiana, Marion Public Library Marriage Index, 1831-2008, online http://gen.marion.lib.in.us/search_form.asp
  4. [S4289] Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Hartford Co., CN, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S1195] Connecticut Department of Health, Connecticut Death Index 1949-2012.
  7. [S3220] Connecticut Department of Public Health, Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968-1997.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Charles Conner Stuart1,2

M, b. September 30, 1913
FatherRobert Lee Stuart1,2 b. September 12, 1883, d. November, 1960
MotherJosie Lena May Conner1,2 b. August 18, 1883, d. December 17, 1956
     Charles Conner Stuart was born on September 30, 1913 at Akron, Plymouth Co., Iowa.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 239, District 161, Springvale, Humboldt Co., Iowa1
1930Dwelling 325, District 16, El Dorado, Butler Co., Kansas3
1940Y.M.C.A., Buffalo, Erie Co., New York4

Occupation

1940Salesman4

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S3406] Unknown compiler, Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Josephine "Jo" Stuart1,2,3,4

F, b. December 4, 1922, d. October 3, 2013
FatherRobert Lee Stuart1,2,3,4 b. September 12, 1883, d. November, 1960
MotherJosie Lena May Conner1,2,3,4 b. August 18, 1883, d. December 17, 1956
     Josephine "Jo" Stuart was born on December 4, 1922 at Spencer, Clay Co., Iowa.3,4 As of September 19, 1944,her married name was Juett.4 She married John M. "Jack" Juett on September 19, 1944.4 Josephine "Jo" Stuart died on October 3, 2013 at Lakeside, Ottawa Co., Ohio, at age 90.4 She Josephine S. "Jo" Juett, 91, of Lakeside, OH died October 3, 2013 at her residence. She was born Dec. 4, 1922 in Spencer, IA the daughter of Robert Lee and Josie Lena (Conner) Stuart. She married John "Jack" Juett Sept. 19, 1944 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2005. Mrs. Juett was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She was the official welcoming committee at Otterbein North Shore Retirement Village and she was awarded Otterbein Angel of the Year. She was a concert pianist at Taylor University and also a cheerleader at Taylor. She enjoyed refinishing furniture. Surviving are her daughter: Susan K. (Chip) Walaska of North Liberty, IA, Mary Elizabeth (Dennis) Wise of Twinsburg, OH; grandchildren: Ben Ringena, Ethan Ringena, Jason (Jessica) Ringena, Amanda Bucalo, Jackie Bucalo; great-grandchildren: Evyn Ringena and Graysen Ringena. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and one sister. Memorial services will be conducted 3:00PM Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Lakeside United Methodist Church where the family will receive friends following the service. Memorial contributions may be given to Lakeside Association. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, Lakeside - Marblehead, OH is handling the arrangements. on October 5, 2013.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 325, District 16, El Dorado, Butler Co., Kansas1
1940Dwelling 47, District 27-31, Jefferson, Grant Co., Indiana2

Family

John M. "Jack" Juett b. September 11, 1922, d. January 5, 2005
Marriage*Josephine "Jo" Stuart married John M. "Jack" Juett on September 19, 1944.4 
Children
  • Mary Elizabeth Juett4
  • Susan K. Juett4

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3406] Unknown compiler, Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999.
  4. [S1935] Plain Dealer, The, From the Josephine S. Juett obituary in the Oct 5, 2013 edition.