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Obituary of David Laverne OLGESBY, St. Elmo Banner, St. Elmo, IL (15 Oct 1970), Front

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David OLGESBY---Dies From Burns David Laverne OLGESBY, 44, of Shumway

and until recently a St. Elmo resident, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Memorial

Hospital in Effingham of burns suffrered in an explosion at his home in Shumway October 4.

Mr. OLGESBY had suffered third degree burns over all of his body but his feet in the explosion.

He was born February 16, 1926, son of LeRoy and Anna RADCLIFF OLGESBY. Survivors include

his wife, the former Betty MITCHELLWILLIAMS; infant son David Laverne; two daughters, Stella

OLGESBY and Janet OLGESBY; his mother, Mrs. Lester FINLEY; half

brothers, Darell FINLEY, Dennis  and Lloyd; a half Sister, Mrs.

Jack & Verla CRUM; eight step-children, John, Betty Ann, Sally Jane, Patty and

Thomas WILLIAMS, and Theresa ALBRIGHT, Billy AUBRAY and Jean PHILBROOK. Mr. OLGESBY was raised by his grandparents, the D.F.

RADCLIFF's, until their death, and after that by his aunt and uncle, and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene EALIES, who

also survive. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brown-May Funeral Home, with

Rev. Garth L. PYBAS of Effingham officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. Friends

may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.