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Seventh Generation

Family of John Jackson GREENWAY (9) & Orrie Belle WELCH

10. Robert James GREENWAY. Born on 29 Dec 1916 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. Robert James died in Dallas, Terrant Co., TX on 17 Feb 1991; he was 74. Buried in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. LaCrosse Cemetery. Born on 29 Dec 1916 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. Robert James died in Dallas, Terrant Co., Texas on 17 Feb 1991; he was 74.

Military: Served in the Marines during WWII.

On 15 Aug 1944 when Robert James was 27, he married Elvora Mae WERTH, daughter of Alexander Emmeram WERTH & Alvina BOXLER, in Camp LeJeune, NC. Born on 6 May 1925 in Schoenchen, Rush County, Kansas.

They had the following children:
i. Barbara Ann (Living, Female)[33]
ii. Kathryn Lee (Living, Female)
iii. Mary Elizabeth (Living, Female)

11. Jack Lee GREENWAY. Born on 20 Mar 1918 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. Jack Lee died in Chickasha, Grady Co, OK on 10 Dec 1993; he was 75.[34] Funeral Service held 13 Dec 1993 Brown-Binyon. Buried on 14 Dec 1993 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas.[35] LaCrosse Cemetery Grave side service only. Alias/AKA: Official Middle Name: LeClaire - Jack had it changed just before entering the Army.

Military: Served in the Army Medical Corp during WWII.
Private, Jack L. Greenway, 37014652 was appointed Technician Fifth Class, Medical Detachment, (M&DS) (TW) Army of the United States. He was located at Sheppard Field, Texas

Technician Fifth Grade Jack L. Greenway 37014652, on November 1, 1942 was demoted to Technician Fourth Grade (Temporary), Det Med Dept (M&DS). Signed Julian B. Haddon, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Commanding, Amarillo Field, Texas.

Notes for Jack Lee Greenway:

Neither of my parents graduated from High School, but both parents educated themselves in the ways of business in order to provide for our family. My father started out as a mechanic in LaCrosse, Kansas. Jackie Lee the first child was stillborn in Larned, Kansas, October 1, 1944. Jackie Joan followedand was born in LaCrosse, Kansas. When World War II came along, Jack enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corp, and spent most of his enlistment in Texas. After the War, I, Roberta Faye was born in LaCrosse, Kansas. Dad Then moved our family to Great Bend, Kansas, where he went to work for Commenwealth Trailer Sales. The last child to be born in LaCrosse was the third daughter, Jeri Lynn.As with most businesses, we moved around quite a bit. Dad had his first heart attack about 1953. After he recovered we moved to Wyoming for 9 weeks and then to Ft. Morgan, Colorado. The trailer company wanted Dad to move his family to Alaska, but Dad said no. It was then that he changed jobs and went to the oil fields of Colorado up around Gunnison and Rifle, Colorado. We then became sort of like nomads as we followed the oil business and moved to the Four Corners area of Colorado in Cortez.

It was here that Brenda Jean was born. Towns that we lived in were Cortez, Colo., Kirtland, New Mexico, back to Cortez, Colo. Dad went to work for Gardner Brothers Oil Company, when he suffered a major heart attack that soon was to end his career in the oil field. The company moved us to Farmington and then about 15 miles east to Aztec, New Mexico. Soon it became apparent that dad could not do the heavy work required on the oil rigs. His Drill pusher Luke Riley offered dad the job of Ranch Manager on his place just southwest of Chickasha, Okla. So in 1962, we packed up and moved to Ninnekah, Okla.

It was 1963 or 64 when dad had still another heart attack, making it impossible for him to work at all. It was then that Mom took over to become the bread-winner for our family out of necessity. There were three of us still in school and one in college. The financial strain and pride soon separated my parents. Mom by this time was able to survive on her own, Jackie was finishing college and I was just beginning. Mom moved to town to be close to her job and dad remained on the farm. But because of his health he finally moved into a house owned by Mom.

I think it was 1989 when dad had 3-by-pass surgery done on his heart. From this time on his health really started to fail him. He made extra money by fixing lawn mowers for people in and around Chickasha. Dad was an accomplished mechanic their wasn't anything he couldn't fix that I know of. He was my best friend and my father, we spent time fishing and talking on CB radios together.

Dad developed gall bladder trouble and had to have surgery. I think we all new that it was risky. May dad most of all. The night before surgery, dad and I were playing cribbage on his bed, when he said, "I am so tired, I don't think I will make it through the surgery. Of course that's not what we want to hear and I replied sure you will, you will be just fine. That was the last time I saw my father alive.

Dad passed away during surgery on 10 December 1993 at Grady Memorial Hospital. A small service was held for his friends in Chickasha on the 13 of December and his body was transported to LaCrosse, Kansas for burial on 14 December 1993 in the LaCrosse Cemetery next to his son Jackie Lee..

Source: Memories of their Daughter Roberta Greenway.[36]

Obituary for Jack Lee Greenway

Funeral for Jack Lee Greenway, 75, Chickasha, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 1993, in Brown - Binyon Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1993, in LaCrosse Cemetery, LaCrosse, Kansas.
He was born, the son of John Greenway and Orrie Belle Welch, on March 20, 1918, at LaCrosse, Kans., where he was reared. He died in Chickasha on Friday, Dec. 10, 1993.
Mr. Greenway married Helen Marie Ochs on Nov. 29, 1943, at LaCrosse, Kansas.
He worked in the oil field ( Gardner Bros. Drilling Co.) for four years and the mobile home business (Commonwealth Trailer Sales ) for 12 years. He lived in Aztec, N.M., in the Four Corners area, for several years and moved to Chickasha on June 8, 1962. Since 1964, he had been disabled due to a heart condition. Mr. Greenway worked in small engine repair for 12 years.
He served in the Medical Corp in the United States Army during World War II and had been a member of the Disabled American Veterans. ( Chapter 17 )
Mr. Greenway was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one son, Jackie Lee Greenway.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Greenway of Salam, Mo. (now of Verden, Oklahoma ); daughters, Jackie Joan McClurg of Fresno, California, Roberta Faye Greenway of Cement, Jerri Drennon of Verden, Brenda Hinton of Salem, Mo.; a sister, Virginia Baldwin of Jetmore, Kan.,; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Interment will be in LaCrosse Cemetery under the direction of Brown - Binyon Funeral Home.


On 29 Nov 1943 when Jack Lee was 25, he married Helen Marie OCHS, daughter of Phillip OCHS (14 Sep 1901-21 Mar 1973) & Verna MORGAN (28 Nov 1905-18 Mar 1986), in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. Also Married on 2 Jun 1943. Born on 11 Mar 1927 in Timken, Rush Co., KS. Helen Marie died in Fresno, CA on 7 Jul 1999; she was 72.[38] 8:40 a.m. Fresno Community Hospital. Buried on 14 Jul 1999 in Chickasha, Grady Co., OK.[39] Fairlawn Cemetery. They were separated abt 1967 in Chickasha, Grady Co., OK.

Notes for Helen Marie Ochs:

Mom had an extremely good business "head". She worked for Max Rowntree for years. The Sonic Corporation bought out Max and hired Mom as their manager. She retired in 1989 after approximately 25 years in the fast food business. She presently spends her time in Fresno, California with Jackie, who lost her husband in 1996.

Source: Memories of their Daughter Roberta Greenway. [36]

July 7, 1999 a sad day for the my family. Jerri Drennon, my sister received a call about 4:00 a.m. (California time) from our sister in Fresno, California, that she was taking our mother to the hospital as she had collapsed. Jerri then called me, Roberta, and I went over to Jerri's home to wait for news of mom's condition. At 10:40 (Oklahoma time) the call came from Jackie that our mother had passed away at 8:15 (California time), of a massive heart attack at the Fresno Community Hospital, Fresno, California.

Obituary for Helen Marie Ochs Greenway

Funeral service for Helen Marie Greenway, 72, of Verden, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 1999, in the Brown-Binyon Funeral Home Chapel. Presiding will be Rev. Audie Dorrough. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 13, 1999, from noon to 8 p.m. at the Brown-Binyon Funeral Home.

Helen Marie Greenway was born the daughter of Phillip Ochs and Verna Morgan Ochs on March 11, 1927, at Timken, Kan. She died on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 in Fresno, California, while visiting her oldest daughter.

She married Jack Lee Greenway of LaCrosse, Kan., on Nov. 29, 1943. Jack Greenway preceded Helen in death on Dec. 10, 1993, in Chickasha.

Helen and family moved to Oklahoma on June 8, 1962. Mrs. Greenway went to work at Max's Drive-In in 1964. When Sonic Drive-In bought out Max's, Mrs. Greenway was hired as manager where she worked until 1989, when she retired. Helen loved working with young people. She touched many lives. She supported the Chickasha Girls softball teams many years.

After working as a fast food manager for 25 years, she moved to Salem, Mo., to live with her youngest daughter. After the death of her husband in 1993, she returned to Verden to live.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one son, Jackie Lee Greenway. Survivors are daughters, Jackie Joan McClurg of Fresno, Roberta Greenway of Cement, Jerri Drennon of Verden, Brenda Hinton of Salem, Mo.; sister, Alma Scheuerman of Great Bend, Kan.; brother, Vincent Ochs of Newton, Kan.; 11 grandchildren (my notes: three of the 11 are really step-grandchildren Willie Drennon's children by first marriage) and nine great-grandchildren (my notes: three of the 9 are really step great-grandchildren).
Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Brown-Binyon Funeral Home.

(NOTE: THERE WERE MANY ERRORS IN THE FIRST OBIT BY THE PAPER, THE EXPRESS-STAR, Page 2-A, Obituaries: Sunday, July 11, 1999. First obituary had Mother's picture.

THE EXPRESS-STAR, Page 6, Obituaries: Monday, July 12, 1999. (Reposted Obituary #2)[39]

They had the following children:
i. Jackie Lee. Born on 1 Oct 1944 in Larned, Pawnee Co., Kansas. Jackie Lee died on 1 Oct 1944 in Larned, Pawnee Co., Kansas. Buried in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. LaCrosse Cemetery.

ii. Jackie Joan (Jo) (Living, Female)
iii. Roberta Faye (Living, Female)
iv. Jeri Lynn (Living, Female)
v. Brenda Jean (Living, Female)

Married on 2 Jun 1943 this was the first marriage actually. My parents didn't share their story with me. On 17 March 1998 I was researching the marriages in the Rush County Clerks office. When we found the marriage license I was overjoyed. When I got home and started to post the marriage date to my surprise it read 2 Jun 1943. I knew for a fact that my parents always celebrated 29 Nov, as their wedding anniversity. I call my mother in Fresno, CA, and she said yes there were two licenses. Still don't know the story Though.

12. Milford Keith GREENWAY Sr. Born on 10 Apr 1920 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. Milford Keith died in Yuma, Yuma Co., AZ on 27 Nov 1990; he was 70. Buried on 4 Dec 1990 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas.

Military: Served in the Navy during WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam.[40]

On 19 Oct 1942 when Milford Keith was 22, he married Ruth Alberta LEBSACK, daughter of Henry Adam LEBSACK & Anna Maria SCHWARTZKOPF, in Carson City, , Nevada. Born on 9 Oct 1921 in Otis, Rush County, KS. Ruth Alberta died in Yuma, Yuma Co., Arizonia on 22 Oct 1982; she was 61. Buried on 28 Oct 1982 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas.

They had the following children:
i. Milford Keith Jr. (Living, Male)
ii. Roger Kenneth. Born on 4 Jul 1947 in LaCrosse, Rush Co. Kansas. Roger Kenneth died in Quang Tin, South Vietnam on 1 Jan 1970; he was 22. Buried in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. LaCrosse Cemetery.

Military: Served in the Army in Viet Nam and was killed Quang Tin on January 1, 1970.
Appears on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington.......S SGT - Army - Regular - 1st Infantry Division - Length of Service 1 year - Tour of Duty began March 1969 - Causualty was 1 Jan 1970 in Quang Tin, South Vietnam - Hostile - Ground Causulty - Gun, Small Arms Fire - Body was recovered - Panel 15W - - Line 114 Vietnam War Memorial Wall Washington, D.C.[41]

13. Virginia Alice GREENWAY. Born on 16 Feb 1922 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas. Born on 16 Feb 1922 in LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kansas.

On 5 Nov 1939 when Virginia Alice was 17, she first married Frank ZIMMERMAN, in Jetmore, Hodgeman Co., Kansas. Born on 15 Jan 1915 in Ash Valley, Pawnee Co., Kansas. Frank died in Los Animas, , Colorado on 16 Feb 1965; he was 50. Buried in Feb 1965 in Jetmore, Hodgeman Co., Kansas.

They had the following children:
i. Milford LeClaire (Living, Male)
ii. John Robert (Living, Male)
iii. Frank William Sr. (Living, Male)
iv. Sheryl Rae (Living, Female)
v. Jana Jo (Living, Female)

On 24 Dec 1969 when Virginia Alice was 47, she second married Paul MARTIN, in Hays, Ellis Co., KS.

On 17 Aug 1974 when Virginia Alice was 52, she third married William Edward BALDWIN, in Jetmore, Hodgeman Co., KS.

i. Milford LeClaire (Living, Male)
ii. John Robert (Living, Male)
iii. Frank William Sr. (Living, Male)
iv. Sheryl Rae (Living, Female)
v. Jana Jo (Living, Female)


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