Nellie Mae Roeder

Mrs. Nellie Mae Roeder of Route 2, Mt. Vernon, died at 8:47 this morning 
at Good Samaritan Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day. 
She was 77 years and 23 days of age.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Myers Chapel. 
The Rev. Sam McCoy will officiate and burial will be in New Shiloh Cemetery. 
The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 
3:00 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Roeder was born March 15, 1884 in Saline County, Ill., the daughter of 
William and Hannah Elizabeth (Spurlock) Dorris.

She was married to Charles E. Roeder, who preceded her in death October 6, 1952. 
Mrs. Roeder was a member of the Old Union Baptist church.

She is survived by five sons, Russell, Darrell, Virgil and Donnie, all of 
Mt. Vernon, and Lloyd of Decatur; four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Pigg, Mrs. 
Harold Rainey, Mrs. Imogene Grant and Mrs. Freda Brown, all of Mt. Vernon; 
one brother, C. S. Dorris of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Clara Yearwood of 
Mt. Vernon; 31 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date:  April 8, 1961
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps 

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