Ruby Dodds Hirons

OBITUARY:  The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following 
on Monday, July 15, 1968 which read: 

Mrs. Ruby Dodds Hirons, 83, of Centralia, died at 4:17 p.m. Sunday 
at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia. Funeral services will be held 
at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Myers Chapel in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. 
Bayne Wilson will officiate and burial will be in the Knob Prairie 
Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Myers Chapel, where 
friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. 

Mrs. Hirons was a retired school teacher who formerly resided in 
Mt. Vernon. She belonged to the Eastern Star and White Shrine and 
was a member of the First Community Church of this city. Mrs. Hirons 
was born June 7, 1885 in Jefferson County, the daughter of David and 
Olive (Gilbert) Dodds. On September 26, 1929, she was married to 
Benjamin Hirons in Waltonville. He preceded her in death in 1929 
(information is obvioulsy incorrect). Survivors include two daughters, 
Mrs. Lois Tolley, of Centralia, and Mrs. Alma Wieland, of St. Louis; 
three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Thompson and Mrs. Alma Mannen both of Mt. Vernon, 
and Mrs. Anna Reid, of Centralia; two grandchildren and three great 

Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003

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