JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Emma Capps

Mrs. Emma Capps, daughter of Joel Allen & Amanda Page, was born August 29, 1874, 
departed this life October 31, 1955, at the age of 81 yrs., 2 mo. & 2 days. 
She professed faith in Christ at the early age of 15 yrs., united with the 
United Brethren Church at Oak Hill. 
She was united in marriage to George Capps May 17, 1892, who preceded her in 
death Feb. 19, 1939. To this union were born 12 children. 
Namely: Van, Willie, Ethel & Arley, who died in infancy. 
Leaving 8 children to mourn her departure. Five sons, namely: Marion & 
Levi of Belle Rive, Fred & Guy of Mt. Vernon, Il., and Lonnie of Benton. 
Three daughters, namely: Eula Stubblefield, Pearl Casey & Zella Payne, 
all of Belle Rive. 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. 
Four brothers, namely: Oscar page of Benton, Il., William Page of Mt. Vernon, 
Wallace Page of Sandwich, Il., and Archie Page of Decatur, Il.; one sister, 
Anna Thurmond of Morley, Mo., besides a host of relatives and friends. 

A precious one from us has gone, 

A voice we loved is still. 

A place is vacant in our home, 

Which can never be filled. 

God in his wisdom has recalled, 

The boon his love has given. 

Altho the body slumbers here, 

Her Soul is safe in Heaven. 


Name of newspaper unknown. Found in family records. 
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Capps Jan 2001 

 

 

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