Jack Stanley

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Jack Stanley - 4-A (Lbt (Salurston BatlQ Xtws Sunday Morning....
4-A (Lbt (Salurston BatlQ Xtws Sunday Morning. October 21,19&1 6 Answers' conies By PANDORA RYAN News Staff Writer GALVESTON — When Becky Barker's husband was killed by a drunk driver in 1931. she didn't have the answers that insurance and funeral representatives wanted. It took painful months to locate and decipher all the information about her husband's financial affairs, and to come to the realization that she had been a "kept woman. ••There's usually one person in every family — either the husband or .wife — who takes care of everything." she says. -I didn't know anything" Having learned her lesson the hard way. she decided to make the . inevitable reality of a family loss easier for those she loved. Unable to find what she wanted in any store, she hand-made 20 guidebooks for personal finances, insurance and medical records, and advance funeral arrangements, and distributed them to her family at Christmas. Even before the gifts were opened, her idea had caught on. The first outsider to see her project — the man at the copy machine — ^ pleaded for an extra copy for himself, and the rest is history'. Today, answers has received national attention, thank's mostly to a I series of guest spots on television talk shows by Mrs. Barker arid her sister Suzi Hart. Their appearance on Good Morning. America, for example, drew - record responses and thousands of orders, and prompted show executives to request a return visit. Word got around, and soon the two sisters were working on a full-time project, looking forward to the day when they could afford a secretarv to assist %vith the shoestring operation. The secretary was hired in 1983. Ms. Hart became vice-president of her sister's new corporation, and the two began scheduling cross. cross. country speaking engagements for which Mrs. Barker now charges a fee. But the pair insist that profit is not their aim. and that answers is designed to be For S18.95. a tne-blank pages cope with a insurance and Without such a the safety deposit asking someone The notebook, deletions, is There's a place each family family member's desires to donate arrangements: copies of bonds, loan to allow other surgery; and located. The sisters book, and so far Response has A crowd of County Medical the kind of "It's obviously the author funeral people everything under "This takes have to be an answers is Barker, P.O. 522.42 each, MONDAY Melvin Hilston, 59, of Florida, died Wednesday; services Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairport Harbor, Ohio: burial at Riverside Cemetery in Painesville, Ohio: Masonic services 9 tonight at the Potti Funeral Home in Fairport Harbor: local arrangements by Jack Rowe Funeral Home. Grace Burmaster, 77, of Corpus Christi. died Friday; services 10 a.m. Monday at Jack Rowe Funeral Home in League City, the Rev. Bob Joiner officiating; burial • at Forest Park East Cemetery in i League City. ; Alfonso Carreon Sr., 77, of Texas ; City, died Thursday; memorial services 10 a.m. Monday at St. ;• Mary's Catholic Church in Texas • City, the Rev. John Weyer of; of; ficiating: burial at Mt." Olivet '. Cemetery in Dickinson, under di•;. di•;. rection of the funeral home; rosa- ; ry 7:30 tonight at the funeral home. • Steve Thompson, 75, of • Dickinson, died Friday; services l • p.m. Monday at Faith United '_ Methodist Church. Dickinson; I burial at Forest Park East Ceme- • tery in League City under direction " of Green's Funeral Home in " Gaiveston: wake 7 tonight at the ; church, the Rev. Darrell Houston officiating. j WEDNESDAY Greta Snider, 91, of Houstin. died Friday: services 10 a.m. Wed• Wed• nesday at Lowe-Hanks Funeral Home in Hialeah, Fla., the Rev. Robert D. Knight officiating; burial at Flager Memorial Park r Cemetery in Miami with local ! arrangements under direction of ; Jack Rowe Funeral Home of ; League City. Robert LegerSr. GALVESTON - Robert Lee Leger Sr.. 39. also known as "Cajun "Cajun Bob" or "Cowboy." was found dead Friday. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Broadway Lee Leger Jr. of Galveston and Joseph Markham Leger of Lovelady, Lovelady, Texas; a sister, Mary Ann David of Houston; three brothers, Allen Roy Leger and Johnnie Leger, both of Jennings, and Harry Leger of Lassine, La.; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitors may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday. Esther Rauch HOUSTON - Esther S. Rauch. 86. a housewife, died Saturday in Houston. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Beth Yeshurun Cemetery. Cemetery. Post Oak and Katy Road in Houston, Rabbi Jack Sega] and Cantor George Wagner officiating. Burial will be directed by Levy Funeral Home of Houston. Mrs. Rauch was born Jan. 1, 1898 in New York. Survivors include two daughters, daughters, Mrs. Barney Fox of Houston and Phyllis Klotman of Bloomington, Ind.: a sister. Freda Selig of Galveston: a brother. Harry Schreiber of Galveston: five grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be sent to the Seven Acres Jewish Home for the Aged in Houston. Jack Stanley GALVESTON — Jack M. Stanley, 88, a retired cotton broker, died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital of Galveston. Services will be 7 p.m. Monday at Malloy & Son Funeral Home of Galveston. the Rev. J. Scott Turner officiating. Cremation will be directed by the funeral home. Born July 11. 1896 in Galveston, Mr. Stanley %vas a member of Elks Lodge No.' 126 and the West End Lions Club of Galveston. He was a veteran, serving in the Fifth Division during World War I. Survivors include a daughter. Carolyn Swinamer of Arlington. Mass.; one granddaughter; a niece: and a nephew. Visitors may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Monday. Memorials Memorials may be sent to a favorite charitv. League City, Thornton of Church in Burial will East Cemetery Mr. Brady in Phoenix, graduate of School and University, and University of former Santa schoolteacher, and for 22 years. Survivors Debbie Heard David Norman. Okla.: and Mrs. A.L. and two sisters. Liberty and Austin. Visitors may home after 1 1600 E_ Philip BAY CITY. Lauria. 88. a Saturday at Lake in Webster. Services will at Squires City. Mich., Hammer officiating. in Bay City, of Jack Rowe League City. Mr. Lauria 1895 in Vassar. member of Church and Veterans of U.S.A.. Inc. president of the School Board, Bay City. Friendswood Survivors Lauria of Vesta Lepper Mich.; three three

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 21 Oct 1984, Sun,
  3. Page 4

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