Shirley Jean Gass, daughter of Paul Andrew Gass and Cecilia “Cele” Todd Gass, was born 9 October 1938 at New Sharon, Mahaska County, Iowa. She married Kenneth Earl Heinle 23 November 1960. Shirley died 5 October 2013 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.
Left-to-right: Helen Buhrman Chorpenning, Reuben “Rube” Chorpenning, DeIna Buhrman Logan. The caption on the back reads “Happy Little Family.”
Helen Buhrman(n), daughter of Theodore Buhrman(n) and Nancy “Nannie” J. Kerr Buhrman(n), was born 4 April 1898 in Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, Illinois. She married Reuben John Chorpenning, son of George B. McClellan Chorpenning and Cora Belle Logan Chorpenning, 28 March 1918 in Washington County, Iowa. Reuben “Rube” Chorpenning died 2 February 1973 in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa. Helen died there 6 January 1980. They are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Iowa.
Photograph courtesy of JoAnn Logan Hartle
Back row, left to right: Jim Gass, Merwin Gass, Clara Gass Nehrkorn
Front row: Lillian Gass Pyatt, Laura Gass Tanner, Kate Gass Williamson, Tillie Gass Coates
Photograph furnished by Irene Pursell Dixon family and Sharon Pursell Wright family