Fatine Ribble was born to Horace Lafayette and Zuma Tipton Ribble on June 14, 1905 in Young County, Texas.
From l to r standing back row: Horace Ribble, Zuma Tipton Ribble, little girl she is holding is Fatine.
The little boy standing in front of Zuma is Fatine's brother, H.L. Ribble.
Fatine and H.L. are probably the two children in the front wearing the hats.
Fatine only had one sibling, a brother, H.L. Ribble, Jr.. Fatine's husband, Loyd Dillinder, and H.L.'s wife, Jimmie Dillinder were siblings.
l to r James and Kate Dillinder, Fatine, her sisters in law,
Lois, and Jimmie. Sitting is another sister in law, Monk and Monk's husband, Earl.
Louise, Fatine's daughter, and Loyd with their first great nephew, Wayne.
Jimmie, Fatine, and Loyd
Fatine and Loyd ca 1984 visiting H.L. and Jimmie - Loyd and H.L. were very sick
Jimmie was not prepared to handle H.L. being so ill. Either her religion, which had her believing God would heal him if they pride hard enough. Or she already had some dementia going on. When Fatine and Loyd came to visit she found H.L. moaning in pain and asking for some buttermilk. It is not clear why Jimmie refused to get him some. H.L. was in a great deal of pain with bone cancer. Loyd was in bad shape and also might have some dementia happening. Loyd's parents, his four sisters and himself all had dementia. By the time they died they didn't remember anything. Fatine put Loyd in a nursing home temporarily. She stayed with H.L. night and day and took good care of him. She's the one that actually took him to the hospital in Olney. Where he died after being there for awhile. However, due to Fatine he was getting the needed medicine and they gave him something for pain. Fatine saved him from having a miserable and painful death.
Fatine was a strong independent woman.Loyd and his 4 sisters had a reunion at Noebelle's home in Seadrift, Texas around June 11, 1985. During the reunion Fatine's 80th birthday was celebrated.
Jimmie Dillinder Ribble and Fatine Ribble Dillinder
Fatine lived to be 102 years old. At the end her mind was slipping, but not until she was over 100.
REFUGIO - Fatine Dillinder, 102, of Refugio, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007.
She was born June 14, 1905, in Graham, Young County, to the late Horace L. Ribble Sr. and Zuma Tipton Ribble. She was a homemaker and lived in Gorman for many years.
Survivors: her son, Harold G. Dillinder of Bridgeport; daughter, Louise Frasier of Refugio; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. There will be a graveside service at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Breckenridge Cemetery, in Breckenridge, with Dr. Jimmy Arnold officiating.Memorials: South Texas Children's Home, P.O. Box 1210, Beeville, TX 78104-9984.
Moore Funeral Home, Refugio, 361-526-4334.