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OBITUARY:  The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Wednesday, 
March 7, 1945 which read: 

"Olive L. Dodds, widow of John D. Dodds, former 
Jefferson county coroner, died at 4:30 p.m. yesterday at her home, 1116 Main 
street.  She was 81 years of age.  Funeral services will be conducted by Dr. 
R.B. Guthrie at Myers Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. and burial will follow at 
Knob Prairie Cemetery.  Mrs. Dodds was born June 12, 1863 in Blissville 
Township, near Waltonville, to Raynor and Elizabeth (Ford) Gilbert.  On 
February 11, 1880, she was united in marriage to John D. Dodds, who preceded 
her in death December 4, 1935.  Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Myrtle 
Norris of Waltonville, Mrs. Anna Reed of Centralia; Mrs. Ruby Hirons, Mrs. 
Alma Mannen and Mrs. Ruth Thompson, all of Mt. Vernon.  Fourteen 
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.  Three sons, Gilbert, 
Wilburn and Wayne and a daughter, Minnie, preceded her in death.  The body 
will remain at Myers chapel."

Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003


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