Sisters Rose Gilley and Elaine Snodgrass looked at a photo their brother Ray Steinke carried with him from the time he was a freshman in high school in his search for his siblings. Elaine is the one on the right in the second photo. She is pictured with the siblings she was raised with, Jim and Bill.

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Jean (Morrow) Cobb of Clarissa shared a photo of some of the siblings she had pictures of. The search for family has been ongoing for this family with siblings who were raised in three different households.

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Sisters Rose Gilley and Elaine Snodgrass looked at a photo their brother Ray Steinke carried with him from the time he was a freshman in high school in his search for his siblings. Elaine is the one on the right in the second photo. She is pictured with the siblings she was raised with, Jim and Bill.

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Finding a sister they didn't know existed: Clarissa woman is thrilled to find unknown sibling

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by Karin L. Nauber

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When Jean (Morrow) Cobb of Clarissa learned that she had a sister she never knew existed, she was thrilled, but she probably wasn’t as thrilled as the sister that she was meeting.

Her name is Elaine Snodgrass and having grown up in an adoptive home with two brothers, she didn’t know she had other siblings until a DNA test through Ancestry.com revealed that not only did she have two more brothers, but also two sisters. There were eight siblings altogether. Six of them remain.

“I had always wanted a sister. Now I have two,” she said.

Jean, who was always the “oldest sister” of the siblings, teased Elaine.

“Now I’m not the big sister anymore,” she said with a mock pout.

“I’ll be the big sister now,” said Elaine with a pleasant laugh.

When I went over to meet the family on July 23, it was only their second meeting and for some, it was the first meeting with Elaine.

Three of the siblings—Jean, Jimmy Morrow and Ray Steinke—had met with Elaine on July 21 for the first time at the home of Elaine’s son—Todd Roberts—who lives in Monticello. . . .

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