13. Moeggenborg Farm - Alma
The Beautiful Ohio Star, in honor of the family's Ohio history.
14. Fenton - St. Louis
The eight point star was selected to honor the military veterans who served our country. John always flew the American flag proudly which sits in front of the home at 10340 E. Remick Road. The quilt square was purchased in memory of John at the "still auction" at the Gratiot County Fair for Youth. A 4-H'er made it as a project and was red/white/blue which would have been what he would selected.
In 1960, Sharon's parents, Ward and Lillian O'Boyle, purchased the farm from Joy Fisher. This was the first farm Ward owned after being a share crop farmer in Pleasant Valley. The farm came to be known as O'Boyle's Feed Lot, one of the largest cattle operations in the area, feeding several thousand western grown colored cattle. He expanded from here to 1,000 acres. His family was always involved. In 2000, Ward purchased 40 acres adjoining the original farm which was the family farm of Lillian. The Ray and Blanche Leonard farm was the home of her parents and their 16 children. After ward's passing in 2015, the farms became the property of John and Sharon. Remick Road welcomed many visitors to see the pens of cattle roaming the fields and the "Belgian Draft Horses" over the years.
May Ward, Lillian and John rest in peace as they smile at the eight-point star located on the garage Ward built and moved from their home on LaPorte Road in Pleasant Valley to the current location.