Rhenda, your great-grandmother is possibly the Grace Oathout as listed here:
Grace Oathoudt, born on 1 March 1886, daughter of Richard Franklin Oathout and Amanda Storey.Married to Sam Howard (date unk.).Children:Fern, Ruth, Reda, Hansel, Harley, Doxle, Murrel and Bobby.Grace died 2 May 1954.
This bit of data was from "Oothoudt Genealogy, Vol. IV, The Western Pioneers and Their Descendants, Ca. 1800-1984". Author, Jerry Wayne Oothoudt, 1984. (page 291)
References cited for this specific entry were: 1) Obituary of Clarence Oathout, clipping from a Mt. Vernon, IL, newspaper, May 1943. 2) Orvil Oathout, personal communication, 1980, Bethany, IL. 3)Garald C. Oathout family, personal communications, 1984, Illinois.
My ggg-grandfather, Alexander Oothoudt, had a brother named Richard (b. ca1792), and this brother had a son Richard (b. about 1843, according to the 1850 census of Sweden, Monroe Co., NY).I don't know if this person is "your" Richard (father of Grace) or not, but it might be a clue for you.The name Richard Franklin is interesting to me, because neighbors of the Oothoudt's in western NY had the surname of Franklin.In fact, Elizabeth Oothoudt, sister of my Alexander and Richard, married a James Franklin