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Saturday, April 25, 2009

"Avanelle Hebbeler"

Avanelle & Elmer F. Hebbeler

The above photo is on their tombstone at Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana. Avanelle was a member of TSGS from its earliest days. She was one of the first people I met at TSGS when I joined. I knew Elmer a little from the Evansville Fire Department and talked with him when he came to a TSGS meeting with Avanelle.
This is the front of their beautiful black marker showing that they were married 19 Mar 1946. As a genealogist she had her maiden name inscribed as "Nee Postlethweight."

Here is a photo of the back side of their marker with a lot on it! The following photos take a closer look at what is on the back side.

Here is a list of their children. Barbara Sue Hebbeler is our longtime TSGS Corresponding Secretary Sue.

Elmer was A Ranger in World War II and his military banner is engraved on his side of the marker. Below the banner is an Evansville Fire Fighters "25 Year Honorably Retired" shield.

This is on Avanelle's side of the marker. A very nice Rose engraved with the TSGS Logo and the name "Tri-State Genealogical Society" engraved below. As far as I know this is the only engraving of our logo and name anywhere. She loved genealogy and our society. She is at peace now and with her ancestors.

Here is a closer look at the engraving.

Photos taken and submitted by JGWest

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