Two Deaths In same Family In Very Short Time
Mrs. Gertrude Sanders Dies of Sudden Heart Attack on Learning of Father's
Condition. G. T. Terry Father, Dies Some Time After.
Deeply solicitious as to the condition of her father, George Thomas Terry,
who was seriously sick. Mrs. Gertrude Sanders on learning that he had changed
for the worse insisted on attempting to rise from a sick bed to visit him, the
effort bringing on a heart attack which resulted in her sudden death.
Mrs Sanders died at 1:10 pm.Sunday, and the father, the object of her tender
love and sympathy followed her in death 10:45 last night, but a few hours later.
A double funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon for the father and daughter at
2:00 o'clock at Myers Chapel, 122 North Tenth Street.
The service will be conducted by the Rev. J. H. Burden and Rev. George P. Rutledge.
Mrs Sanders will be buried in Oakwood Cem. and Mr. Terry in West Salem.
Mrs Sanders died at her home 910 Taylor Avenue, and she had lived 24 years in
Mt. Vernon. She was born March 18, 1888 and her age at time of death was 46 years
2 months and 2 days. She was was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Terry of this city.
She is survived by her husband Harvey A. Sanders and two sons, Harold and Harvey Eugene,
at home. And her stepmother Mrs. Thomas Terry, and five brothers, viz: Grover of
Capron Illinois, Clyde and Homer of East Alton, Illinois, Otis of Wolf Lake, Illinois, and
Thomas of Michigan: Two sisters Lucille Terry of East Alton, Illinois, and Mrs. Aline Grothius,
of Mt. Vernon.
She was a member of the Christian church
Source: The Register News
Date: May 20, 1934
Submitted by: Barbara Mason