JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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Margaret Ellen Runnels
Margaret Ellen Runnels Dies At Age Of 82 Years

Mrs. Margaret Ellens (sic.) Runnels, of 1310 Westcott street, 
died at 5:20 this morning at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 
82 years, seven months and 13 days of age. 

Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p. m. at Myers Chapel. 
The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call 
after 4:00 p. m. Sunday. 

Mrs. Runnels was born December 14, 1874 in Saline county, Ill., 
the daughter of F. M. and Nancy (Brown) Gwaltney. She was first 
married, to Elighue Cox, in 1896. She was later married to 
William A. Runnels, who died March 23, 1954. Mrs. Runnels was a member 
of the Marlow General Baptist church. She is survived by one son, 
Earl Cox of Broughton, Ill., a stepdaughter, Mrs. Sarah E. Powell of 
San Francisco, Calif., two stepsons, Clarence Runnels of Nashville, Tenn., 
and William Runnels of San Diego, Calif., two grandchildren and three 
great grandchildren.

*NOTES*
Married Wm. Arthur Runnels. Married second Thomas M. Detty.
Marie and Arthur apparently divorced, but are buried next to each other at 
Kirk Cemetery, and share a stone. She is listed as M. E. Runnels.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index: 
RUNNELS, WILLIAM A BAILEY, MARIE 1890-12-08 006 0000 JEFFERSON

Source: Mt. Vernon Register-News
Date: Saturday, July 27, 1957
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman


Name: Mrs. M. E. Runnels Detty Titles and Terms (Original): Event Date: 25 Dec 1933 Event Place: Mt. Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois Gender: Female Marital Status: Race: Age: 64 Birth Year (Estimated): 1869 Birth Date: 22 Jun 1869 Birthplace: Newport, Pa. Father's Name: James A. Bailey Father's Titles and Terms: Father's Birthplace: Unknown Mother's Name: Harriet Slonaker Mother's Titles and Terms: Mother's Birthplace: Unknown Occupation: Residence Place: Address: Spouse's Name: Thos M. Detty Spouse's Titles and Terms (Original): Spouse's Birthplace: Burial Date: 28 Dec 1933 Burial Place: Spring Garden, Jefferson, Ill. Cemetery: Informant's Name: Additional Relatives: Digital Folder Number: 4008315 Image Number: 163 GS Film number: 1675058 Reference ID: Vol 95 cn 139 #44921.

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