Sue - I'm Josie's grandson. Thurman & Doris were my parents. As you probably know, Josie lived next door to us until she was unable, so I pretty well grew up with her around. Pardon the ignorance, but I don't recognize your last name - who were (or are) your grandparents??
Surely some of Josie's surviving children would have info - Although William, Thurman, Laveta, Elvie, Eileena, and Oneitta have all passed on, Geneva, Herman, & Lovell are still alive & living in the St Louis area, as are MANY of my (our?) cousins.