Re: Help me find a Centralia Obit - Litus
US Public Records show Joanne S. Litus was living at 640 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA in 1990 and 1991, in Anderson 1994/1995.But THAT doesn't mean anything as far as where she was living in any time frame, to include "Olympia" in 1992.
I find a family tree for this person:
This shows Joanne Susanne Adams was born in 1918 in Illinois, died Nov 1997 in Anderson, Shasta County, CA.She had married a Michael Rudolph Litus, born in 1913 in the Ukraine (Later said Canada).Two children were born.
The owner of the tree was ChloeQCumber@aol.comThis may or may not be your own tree, if not try contacting the owner.
Now, since her husband died on 19 August 1984 in Shasta County, CA, is it possible that Joanne remarried between 1984 and 1997?Thus the difficulty in finding her after 1991.She does appear in the Social Security Death Index with the name of Litus; but she may not have changed her legal name with the Social Security Administration.I have seen this occurance before.When a person had passed, the SSN name was put into the system; but, the married name had been used for other documents.While there is NO proof this had occured, local records may eventually identify this.
I also checked through the cemetery links given by the other "poster".I did not find her with this name in those listed cemeteries.There are many problems with cemetery links, thus I do NOT give a link unless it contains the person.Why waste the persons time with meaningless links.Cemetery transcriptions are incomplete.Many cemeteries aren't transcribed.For those that are, new listings may not have been transcribed.Older graves might be unmarked, stone unreadible, broken or missing.
Do you know a reason she may have been moved and buried in Lewis County?A family member?
For Centralia, I'd suggest contacting a local Funeral home:
Newell-Hoerling's Mortuary (360) 736-3317 - 205 W Pine St, Centralia, WA
Sticklin Funeral Chapel (360) 736-1388 - 1437 S Gold St, Centralia, WA
Centralia Box & Vault Co (360) 736-4757 - 705 State St, Centralia, WA