Ok, you guys did so well on the ring thing, I have one more request. This is an ongoing thing that has puzzled me for a decade or more. My grandmother, Elizabeth Francis (Kinsey) Stivers passed away on July 29, 1993 in her home (currently the farm where I live on the weekends) near Rushville, IL. After the funeral an extensive search was made for her will which was never found. We even did public notices and contacted all her old attorneys and so on. Eventually her estate went to probate and my father and the rest of us eventually were named the legal heirs and inherited everything. But the location of or existence of her will remains a mystery. Several times when she was living, my Dad suggested strongly she remembe to put all her affairs in order and make out a will. Not for personal gain mind you but just because that's one of his things, making sure his own affairs are always in order. Each time he metnioned it, she always said everything was in order. Now this woman was very meticulous. She managed to save about every dime she ever made from selling eggs and cream and a modest salary as a teacher and a painter. She invested and managed to amass a small fortune she lived on for 86 years while paying property taxes and the other expenses of a working farm and left no debts on her passing. So it's hard to beleive she never had a will. My theory has always been that some of her nieces and nephews upon reading her will and finding out they got nothing, had it destroyed.
So my question to all of you is, do you feel there was/is a will and if so, does it still exist somewhere I might take a look at it.