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Randolph County Illinois
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Obituaries and Death Notices

Mary J. Keim
MRS. MARY JANE KEIM, 76, dies at her home in Houston Community -    Mrs. Mary Jane Keim, 76, died at her home in the Houston community, six miles southwest of Marissa, at 5:45 Tues. evening.  She had been in poor health for 10 years and was seriously ill for several weeks before her death.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. (?), pastor of the Jordan's Grove Church, at the Finger & Son Funeral Home in Marissa, Thursday afternoon.  Interment was made in the Marissa cemetery.  Mrs. Keim was a member of the U.P. Church at Houston.  The deceased was a native of Randolph county and her father was born in Ireland.  She was married to Fred Keim in St. Louis in May 1900.  His death was in 1905.  Surviving are one son, Wm. J. Keim, of near Houston, clerk of Road Distr., and one daughter, Mrs. Zarilda Holmes of Baldwin, and two brothers James E. and Thomas E. of near Houston.
[Unknown newspaper, c. August 1941. Submitted by Kathryn Todd and Transcribed by Vicki Bryan]

Thomas Kelly
The death of THOMAS KELLY, father of A. J. KELLY, of this village, took place at the home of his daughter, MRS. JOHN KIRKPATRICK, one and a half miles east of Rockwood, Ill., on Friday, May 29, 1891. Death was caused by heart failure.
THOMAS KELLY was eighty years old. He was born and raised in Ireland coming to this country nearly sixty years ago, since which time, with the exception of two years, he has been a resident of Randolph County. He joined the church at sixteen years of age since which time he heas been a faithful, devoted member. He has survived as elder of the Presbyterian church for forty-four years. Three years ago he became blind, but the angel of death approaching touched his eyelid and sight came back and he looked once more upon the faces of his beloved daughters. Then quietly, the spirit stole away and left the cacant windows open. A life lived out was laid aside and another as faithful begun. The funeral services were conducted by the REV. FISHER. Interment took place Saturday at the Ebeneezer graveyard. [Ava Advertiser, Friday June 5, 1891]

Cora Kennedy, L. A. Kennedy, Mrs. Charles A. Rowley
Belleville - A man and a woman, injured in an automobile accident in which Mrs. Cora Kennedy, Chester, was killed Tuesday died in St Elizabeth's hospital here Wednesday. Mrs. Charles A. Rowley and L. A. Kennedy both prominent in Chester died early of fractured skulls. Mrs. Rowley's husband, a physician, also injured, is expected to recover. Mrs. Rowley was driving the car with her husband and the Kennedys, returning to Chester from Springfield, where they had attended Gov. Horner's inauguration ball. When the car struck a gravel fill in the highway, Mrs. Rowley lost control of the automobile and it plunged down a 12-foot embankment. [The Decatur Daily Review (Decatur, IL) Wed, 11 Jan 1933, p. 1]

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