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From: Krystal Londo <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Lela Sinor / Thanks Krystal-Bill
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 20:19:32 -0800 (PST)
I too hope that Lela was able to lead a good life
after all the strife in her twenties. It must have
been hard. I hope that the Frank Melton story didn't
keep rearing its ugly head while she was alive. It is
so hard sometimes to "live down" things that happen in
life even if they are beyond ones control. I really
wanted to find out what happened with her and achieve
the closure you talked about. If you would like a
scan of the obits when I receive them, I'd be happy to
send them to you.
--- Bill Blevins <> wrote:
> Thanks Crystal,
> This is certainly a story of intrigue, and captured
> minds of a great number of our list members. I have
> quite a bit of research on this particular story,
> but was
> unable to determine for certainty the place and date
> Lela's death. About two years ago someone found
> the dates
> which you determined to be wrong, and I for one
> filed those
> dates into my data and it is still there. Now, we
> can be
> thankful for the work you did to bring this to the
> and give it proper closure.
> I am happy to read that Lela lived to be 86 years of
> and hopefully those years were nice years. The
> circumstances surrounding this tragedy were
> surrounded with
> events that I am sure had a tremendous amount of
> stress on her. Hopefully she was able to put those
> of sorrow behind her in the years to follow.
> Thanks Again,
> Bill Blevins
> --- Krystal Londo <> wrote:
> > After finding out from my mom last week that the
> > we had for Lela Sinor were wrong, I decided to
> > her down. I looked at the obituary that she pulled
> > there was no way it could have been our Lela.
> > O.k Guys!! I now know the dates for Lela Sinor.
> > Sinor was born October 23, 1914 in Arkansas and
> > passed away on October 10, 2000 in Hutchinson,
> > County, Kansas. Her SSN is 369-44-7223 She married
> > third time to Harold W Finkey. His SSN is
> > 307-26-8114. I'm not sure of their marriage date
> > where they were married. Harold Finkey's dates
> > November 1, 1917 for his birth date and he died
> > year before Lela. His death date is December 3,
> > I got the information on Lela being a Finkey from
> > Arthur Sinor's obituary. Here is his obituary:
> > The following appeared in the Benton Courier on
> > November 15, 1996
> > ARTHUR SINOR
> > Arthur Sinor of the Sardis community died
> > November 14, 1996. He was 79.
> > He was a retired supervisor for Timex Corp.
> > He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
> > the Masonic Lodge of North Little Rock and was an
> > veteran of World Ward II.
> > Surivors include four daughters, Alicia Mosher,
> > Lem, and Fredia Willis, all of Sardis and Imanell
> > Myers of Benton; one son, Carl Wynn of Little
> > one sister, Lela Finkey of Kansas; and five
> > grandchildren.
> > Funeral is scheduled at 1 p.m. Monday at Ashby
> > Home with the Rev. Roy Lewis officiating. Burial
> > follow at McPherson Cemetery.
> > Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at
> > funeral home.
> > I am expecting to receive Lela's and Harold's
> > obituaries from Kanasas this coming week. They
> are in
> > the mail to me as I write this.
> > Now, can anyone send me any information they have
> > the Lela Sinor/Frank Melton case. I don't have
> > of the particulars and I think I've gotten
> > I could glean from the archives. Also, if there
> > any announcements or obituaries out there with
> > information about her life/marriages/family, I
> > greatly appreciate it.
> > Thanks for everything. I'll share the obits when
> > arrive. I've been told that they have pictures!!
> > cool!
> > Krystal Kelley
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