Clarissa Middleton-Deel is my great grandmother. She was born 1844, died October 12, 1932 in Parma, Idaho. Her father was Cyrus Hugh Middleton and her mother was Anna Kesler. ClarissaMiddleton was married toIsiah Deel and known to all as Grandmother Clarrie Deel.She had her name changed from Clarissa to Clarrieso to be easily spelled and easier to write.She was just a plain, short, fat person - always loveable.She lived with each of her children for months at a time.she spent her time piecing quilt topsEach child and grqndchild had on she made.Elva O Deel has the one she made for Orville Deel.Everyone treasured their quilt tops. Everywhere Grandma went everyone loved her for her cheerfulness.She died at age 88 of cancer of the stomach.She received a voucher from the government because Grandfather wasa Civil War Vetern. Their son Orville Rufus Deel married toMary Almina Riggs, had a son Elden Rufus Deel who was my step-father.