Cora E. DOOLEN MORGAN,
daughter of John W. and Martha ROBB DOOLEN, was born on the family farm on Nov. 18, 1866, and died March 1, 1946.
She was the oldest child of a family of 9, and was reared in this home until her marriage with Wesley H. MORGAN on Dec. 2, 1886. They established a home on the farm where they resided until they moved to Kinmundy to spend their remaining days.
They had 12 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. Daughter Helen died by accident on June 9, 1940, and their eldest son, Dr. John Benjamin MORGAN of Cleveland, Ohio died on Sept. 7, 1943.
Surviving are: Dr. Charles Maurice of Texhoma, Okla.; Edith Louise and Genevieve CURRAN of Cleveland; Martha THRASHER of Glen Ellyn; Martha at home; Dr. James Edward of Cleveland; Capt. Clyde Q. of Los Angeles, Cal.; and Wesley H. Jr. of Havana, Cuba.
She also leaves 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She united with the Methodist Church in her youth, and was a member of the Eastern Star. Also surviving are 3 brothers and 2 sisters: Edward W., Agnes B. ARNOLD, of Kinmundy; Daniel of Harvey; Stella M. PRUETT and G. Cleveland of Kinmundy. Services were held from the Methodist Church.
A list of the family attending was included.
Doolen, Mary Virginia
Nov. 8, 1934:
- Mary Virginia, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth MAHON DOOLEN, was born Nov. 2, 1847.
She was 1 of a family of 13 children, all of whom were born on a farm in Foster twp.,
and there all grew to manhood and womanhood, except 2, James Daniel and Emily, who died
when small children. Of the brothers and sisters of this large family only 2 remain to mourn the loss of their dear one: Mrs. Fannie LOWE of Kinmundy, and Isham W. DOOLEN of Vernon.
She married Andrew J. FOSTER on Oct. 4, 1866 and he, with his bride, moved to a farm northwest
of this city, to make their home. To this union came 8 children: Elmer, Emma, Anna F., Marrietta, Homer, Louie Washington, Orville and Clyde. In 1883, the family moved to Kinmundy and into the home where they have lived for half a century. The husband died on May 20, 1932. The children who survive are:
Anna TOMLINSON of Salem; Etta DARDEN of Little Rock, Ark.; Orville FOSTER of Chicago Heights;
and Clyde FOSTER of Chicago. She became a member of the M.E. Church for a number of years.
"Aunt Mary" has been confined to her home for about 25 years. Her visitors were many and all enjoyed the time spent her. She died Oct. 31, 1934. Besides the sister, brother, and children, she is survived by 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Services were held from the M.E. Church
with interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
Ruby A. Garrett Dies
Ruby Ann Garrett, 105, of Kinmundy, passed away at 1:10 p.m., Saturday, March 6, 1999, at Twin Willows Nursing Home in Salem.
Ruby was born April 12, 1893, in Marion County, Illinois, the daughter of Charles I. and Margaret Rosella Robb Doolen. She was a member of the Wesley Methodist Church. She married Berthal O. Garrett on April 23, 1910, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1971.
She is survived by sons, Floyd Garrett and wife, Helen, and Charles and wife, Eileen, all of Kinmundy; daughters, Erma Headley of Lansing, Michigan, Wanda Brasel and husband, Neal, of Newburgh, Indiana, and Norma Shreffler of Carrier Mills; daughters-in-law, Gertrude Garrett of St. Peter, Dot Garrett, and Veretta Garrett, both of Kinmundy, 33 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren, also 8 step-great-grandchildren, and 2 step-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, one daughter and four grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, at the Neal Funeral Home, Kinmundy, with Pastor Stephen Palmer officiating. Visitation was held from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour on Wednesday. Burial was in Sandy Branch Cemetery, rural Alma. Memorials: Kinmundy Veterans Memorial Fund or Sandy Branch Cemetery.
Kinmundy Express (March 11, 1999)
air, Edith Elizabeth
Survived by husband, son James Bowers(Centralia), dau. SusieForbes, Edie Dial & Paula Rose(St. Elmo), Debbie Bowers(Effingham), Shelly McMillan & Nancy McMillan(Vandalia), stepson John William Bowers(Harrisburg), stepdau. Mavis Duckworth & Zella Jean Murdach(Enfield),Vera Dean Pease(TX),
Mary Alice May(Kankakee), sisters Ruth Durbin(Loogootee), Lucille Hamilton(St. Elmo), Fern Wilhelm(Flint MI), 8 grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Berthol O. Garrett
Berthol O. Garrett, 80, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 13, in St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia.
He was a retired farmer, having lived his entire life in the Kinmundy area.
Bert was born Jan. 9, 1891, the son of James and Ella (Lansford) Garrett. On April 23, 1910, he was united in marriage to Ruby Doolen, who survives. Survivors besides the widow are five sons, Carroll, Patoka; Bill, Jack and Floyd, all of Kinmundy; and B.J. Garrett of St. Peter; three daughters, Mrs. Carl (Irma) Headley, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Ed (Norma) Shreffler, Carrier Mills; Mrs. Neal (Wanda) Brasel, Miami, Florida; 34 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank, of Alma; and one sister, Mrs. Esta Robb, Kinmundy, also survive. One daughter, Cleda, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. from the Wesley Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Edwards of Mascoutah officiating. Burial was made at Sandy Branch Cemetery.
Kinmundy Express (Oct. 21, 1971)
Clyde O. Garrett
Mr. Clyde O. Garrett, 61, passed away at his home in Foster township at 8:45 p.m., Dec. 5th.
Interment was made in Sandy Branch Cemetery Tuesday where graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. with Bro. Lowery Sutherland, officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Freda, three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lila) Williams, Alma; Mrs. James (Barbara) White, Carbondale; Mrs. Larry (Carolyn) Shanafelt, Kinmundy; two brothers, Bert and Frank Garrett, Kinmundy; 2 sisters, Mrs. Hazel Livesay and Mrs. Esta Robb, Kinmundy; and four grandchildren.
Kinmundy Express (Dec. 9, 1965)
Esta Robb Succumbs
Mrs. Esta I. Robb, 88 formerly of Kinmundy, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1983 in the United Methodist Village at Lawrenceville, Ill.
She was born Oct. 22, 1894 in Marion county, the daughter of James W. and Barbara Lansford Garrett. She attended Eastern Illinois University in the early 1900's and taught school in this area for a few years. She was a member of the Christian Church in Kinmundy. On June 13, 1915 she married Wesley F. Robb, who preceded her in death on July 15, 1968.
Surviving is a son, Harold Robb of Tucson, Arizona; and a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Hammer of Bridgeport; six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 5th at 10 a.m. at the Linton Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Hunt officiating. Those that served as pallbearers were: Jack Garrett, Bill Garrett, Junior Garrett, Donald Robb, Marlin Robb, and Tim Gammon. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Kinmundy Express (Feb. 10, 1983)
Hazel Orpha Garrett, daughter of Barbara Ella Lansford and James William Garrett, was born Aug. 10, 1892, in Foster township, and passed away Aug. 24, 1966, in Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia.
She was united in marriage to Virgil Livesay March 8, 1916.
To this union, two children were born: Irene (Mrs. Fred Gammon) of Kinmundy, and Darrell Gene, of Decatur.
Besides these she leaves four grandchildren. Also a sister, Esta (Mrs. W.F. Robb), two brothers, Bert and Frank, all of Kinmundy. A sister, Mamie and two brothers, Selby and Clyde preceded her in death.
She also leaves many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was a member of the Kinmundy Methodist Church.
Kinmundy Express (Sept. 1, 1966)