Emery Markwed clears weeds from around his wife's grave at Deep Creek Lutheran Church cemetery in eastern Haakon County. Emery and Jo ranched together in the Kirley area for 40 years. Nine years after her death, each mention of his love provokes the same three-word sentiment from Emery: "Bless her heart." NOTE: This is Jodi's grandfather, and is now deceased.

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