Ethel Mae Oathout Book
Mrs. Ethel Mae OATHOUT BOOK, of 1609 South 15th Street, died at 6:25 a.m. 
today at Good Samaritan Hospital at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 6 days.  

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Fifteenth 
Street Church of God, of which she was a member, with the Rev. David LYNCH 
officiating. Burial will be in Kirk Cemetery. The body will lie in state 
at the Myers Chapel where friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Friday.  At noon, 
Saturday, the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the 
funeral hour.

Mrs. BOOK was born July 11, 1880, in Jefferson County, the daughter of 
John and Josephine (CACY) ALLEN. In 1898, she was married to Alonzo KELLER, 
who preceded her in death in 1917. In 1918, she was married to Charles W. OATHOUT, 
who preceded her in death in 1951.

Survivors include two sons, Melvin KELLER of Wadsworth, Ill., and 
Clifton OATHOAT of Zion, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita TROUT of this 
city and Mrs. Loretta TUCKER of Waukegan, Ill.; a step-daughter, Mrs. 
Alma BEVIS of Ina; a sister, Mrs. LaVera HOLTSCLAW of Salem; six 
grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Source: The Register News - Mt. Vernon, IL 
Date: Thursday, August 17, 1961
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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