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John Cima Family

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John (Chink) Cima (born in Braidwood, Illinois, December 28, 1894) and Julia Anne Garton (born in Marceline, Missouri, June 11, 1892) were married in 1920 at Novinger, Missouri. In 1924, after the mines closed there, John and Annie, along with daughters, Palmira June (born June 26, 1921) and Mary Monica (born October 28, 1923) moved to Madrid. Since Scandia mines were on strike in 1927, the family returned temporarily to Novinger where Norman Eugene was born, August 16. Their youngest child, Drucilla Armilda Bose, was born in Madrid on June 13, 1930. All four children are Madrid High School graduates. After long association with the Madrid Church of God, all three girls went to Anderson, Indiana, and were graduated from Anderson College.

After a stint in the U.S. Navy, Norman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, and, subsequently, a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Stanford University. He married Phyllis Thurman of Lorimor, Iowa. They raised their son, Alan, and daughter, Joyce, in California, where they now reside. Norm is now retired from Ocean Routes, Inc., a company which he founded, and which provides optimum weather routes for international shipping. He still enjoys visiting their offices around the world - in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, England, and in the Middle East. Alan is busy teaching Thiokol's computers to provide management information, in Brigham City, Utah; Joyce works at Alza, whose product, Tansderm V, works against sea-sickness.

June, who married Carl Olson in December, 1944, resides in DeSoto, Missouri, the present population center of the U.S.A. After their five daughters were in school, she returned to teaching. Three daughters are married to Church of God ministers. Carol Lynne Usher teaches children with learning disabilities in Arab, Alabama; Nancy Howard supervises income tax checking in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Sharon Collins, a social service worker, is especially active in the Hospice program of Anderson, Indiana. Jeanne Olson is employed by the City of Oxnard, California; and 'Mona Olson is a student at Anderson College, in Anderson, Indiana.

Mary, who married Walter Miller, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1947, received a Masters Degree in Education from Ball State University, and is an elementary teacher in Anderson, Indiana. Her children are Russell, who is a supervisor for United Parcel Service, and Denyse, an elementary school librarian. Both live in Indianapolis.

Drucilla also lives in Indianapolis. She is a secretary at Indiana University Medical Center. Her son, John, is with the U.S. Navy in Pensacola, Florida, while Julie, her daughter, is presently a student at Indiana University.

Mrs. Cima, active in Madrid church activities, the P.T.A., and the Garden Club for a number of years, passed away in October, 1959. John is retired; resides in DeSoto, Missouri, with the Olson family, but spends his winters in California with his son, Norman. John's great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Sonja Usher; Christopher and Anjah Howard; Jeffrey and Scott Collins; Jennifer and Joshua Miller, and Rebecca Cima are a source of much pleasure to him.

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