JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Ethel Mae Oathout Book

Mrs. Ethel Mae OATHOUT BOOK, of 1609 South 15th Street, 
died at 6:25 a.m. today at Good Samaritan Hospital at the 
age of 81 years, 1 month and 6 days.  Funeral services will 
be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Fifteenth Street Church of God, 
of which she was a member, with the Rev. David LYNCH officiating.  
Burial will be in Kirk Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the 
Myers Chapel where friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Friday.  At noon, 
Saturday, the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until 
the funeral hour.

Mrs. BOOK was born July 11, 1880, in Jefferson County, the daughter of 
John and Josephine (CACY) ALLEN. In 1898, she was married to Alonzo KELLER, 
who preceded her in death in 1917. In 1918, she was married to Charles W. OATHOUT, 
who preceded her in death in 1951.

Survivors include two sons, Melvin KELLER of Wadsworth, Ill., and Clifton OATHOAT 
of Zion, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita TROUT of this city and Mrs. Loretta TUCKER 
of Waukegan, Ill.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Alma BEVIS of Ina; a sister, Mrs. LaVera HOLTSCLAW 
of Salem; six grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.



Source: The Register News - Mt. Vernon, IL 
Date: Thursday, August 17, 1961
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

 

 

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