Essie Shields
Essie Shields, 77, of 500 Short Street, Mt. Vernon, died 
Saturday at 12:40 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was born in Jefferson County on March 27, 1901, the daughter of 
John and Liza (Baker) Fleener.
On Aug. 27, 1921, she married William Wendell Shields, who preceded her 
in death in 1968.

Mrs. Shields was a member of the Baptist faith and worked for several 
years at the American Laundry in Mt. Vernon.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hughey Funeral 
Home with Rev. Ross Partridge officiating.
Burial will be in West Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.

Mrs. Shields is survived by three sons, William W. Shields of 
McLeansboro, Charles Shields and J.D. Shields, both of Mt. Vernon; 12 
grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Fleener and Kay 
Fleener, both of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Ivan Lee and her 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Monday 30 Oct 1978
Submitted by Tonya (Lane) Jolly
Relationship - great-grandmother

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