Woman meets sister she didn't even know she had

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POSTED: Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 1:30pm

UPDATED: Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 1:34pm

It was a reunion nearly 80 years in the making for one Minnesota woman as she finally met the sister she never knew she had.

Delores viola has had a good life. "I have, I have, I wouldn't change it for anything in the world," said Delores Viola.

She just feels like a piece of it is missing. "As I'm growing older, I thought I really would like to know who I am."

Delores was in her 50s when she learned at the age of 13 months she'd been given up for adoption.

Her curiosity led her to the website Ancestry.com, where Delores soon learned she had a sister living in Michigan. Betty Lou Overholser and her daughters decided nearly 8 decades apart was long enough. At 83 years old Delores has a new sister and nieces.

She learned her mother gave her up for adoption before dying at 31 years old. "I always wanted a sister" said Delores' sister, Betty Lou Overholser.

After which Betty Lou and five other siblings were given up for adoption too. "It's piece a missing that will give us p-e-a-c-e, that's right, and that comes from God. Yup," said Overholser.

What Betty Lou and Delores always pictured -- today they finally have.

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