Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - My Missing Grave

My sister died when she was 10 months old.  My mother told me she had pneumonia.  My mother also told me that she had a nervous breakdown when she lost her, and it took her a little while to get going again.  

My mother knew everything about my little sister.  it seems my mom and dad were they only family members that did.  My older siblings don't know her birth date or even where she was born.  No one knows when she died or where she is buried.  There were never any pictures around because our house burned when I was a small child.  It's possible my oldest brother knew, but he died when he was 35.  I remember mom taking flowers somewhere when I was young.  I just don't know where.  I know her birth order in the family, so by looking at the years I am guessing she was born in 1943 or 1944.

My sister's name is Joyce Jean Plummer, I think.  My mom called her Genie.  My older sisters tell me her name is Joyce Jean.  I hope to someday be able to track down some information on her and find her grave.  When I do I will take flowers there for my mother.  Until then here are some flowers for Genie.



  1. So sad. And you can't find her on cemetery records for the area? I wonder if you could write the county and ask for a death certificate search for that time frame with just the last name and parents. Good luck, everyone should be remembered in some way.

    1. I am not sure what county they lived in. I think it was probably Wayne County, Indiana. My brother that was born before her was in Marion County, my sister after was Union County. I am hoping the birth records for the area will be digitized soon and I can just set and go through them until I find something. They have digitized most of the marriage records on family search for our area. I think Indiana doesn't allow records to be digitized until they are 72 years old. I have tried indexed obits and haven't found her.