Alma's parents were Benjamin Harrison Absher (b.11-9-1888 and d. May 1965 in Anna, Illinois)and Edna Rushing Absher. Her siblings were:Mae A. (born 10-1-1912 d.4-29-2001 m. Lester Jay Ferguson 1 child Barbara Joy Ferguson; widowed, m. Oscar Ray Children Bobbie Jean (Male b. 6-29-1937 d. 9-16-1996, never married at least one child Richard Murray); Alma Sue "Susie" Ray living m. Ted Goins children Peggy, Jeff, Timmy and Kevin; Nancy Carolyn never married b. 6-12-1938 d. 6-21-1972; Donald Ray living m.Shirley Davidson one son Kerry Don; and Jerry Wayne b.2-16-1943 d. 12-31-1998 in Aspen Colorado during his traditional annual trip, m. Jody DesCombes.