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Thursday, December 22, 2011

The State Historical Society of Missouri...Part 3

OK...now SHSM is getting positively speedy. I sent for Jesse Lemuel McKee's obituary about 48 hours ago and here it is.

Piedmont Wayne County Journal-Banner. 11 Feb 1971, Page 2 Columns 4 and 5

J. L. McKee Rites Held in Williamsville

Jesse Lemuel McKee, the son of Jesse and Rosa Noble McKee, was born in Wayne County, Missouri, on January 6, 1890.

Mr. McKee was converted early in life and attended the Assembly of God Church for many years.

On November 1, 1913, he was united in marriage to Miss Lillie Grable. Mr. and Mrs. McKee made their home in Detroit, Michigan, where he worked as a tool and die maker for General Motors Corporation until his retirement. Mrs. McKee passed away on May 29, 1959. On December 21, 1960, he was married to Mrs. Nellie Mae Frazier who survives.

Other survivors include a step-daughter, Mrs. Gloria Salamore of Harvey, Illinois; two sisters; Mrs. Julia Hillis of Dexter, Missouri and Mrs. Alice Howard of Jackson, Missouri; three-step grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Mr. McKee passed away at the Doctors Hospital, Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on February 4, 1971 at the age of 81 years and 21 days.

Funeral services for Mr. McKee were held in the Assembly of God Church, Williamsville, Missouri on February 7, 1971 with Rev. Lester Freeman officiating. Music was furnished by the church choir, with Mrs. Floyd Gurley at the piano. Serving as casketbearers were O. L. Holmes, William Cradic, Charles Tinker, Sam Willard, Gene Manns, and Donald Murray.

Interment was made in the Holladay Cemetery at Williamsville. Coder Funeral Home of Williamsville, in charge of arrangements.

As you can see from the obit, I now know his mother's name, including her maiden name. So I should be able to click right along finding information for her. We'll see.

I'm getting to be positively enthusiastic about The State Historical Society of Missouri. So much so, I'm going to have to revisit their website to order my next obit and see what other info they might be able to provide me with. If I unearth anything of interest, I'll be sure to post it. But for now, I'm off in pursuit of all things Rosa Noble.

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