Mrs. Almedia ELKINS of 1015 Shawnee, died at Jefferson Memorial Hospital Saturday
evening at 9:45. Death followed a short illness. She was the widow of Louis ELKINS.
Born August 10, 1871, in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of William and Anna (COOK) RUSSELL.
At the time of death she was 80 years and one day of age.
Mrs. ELKINS is survived by one son, William, of Peoria, two brothers, Louis RUSSELL and
Frank RUSSELL of Springfield, and two grandchildren. Three sisters are dead.
She had been a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge for 40 years and of the First General
Baptist Church 25 years.
Funeral services will be held at the Pulley Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by
the Rev. Steve SHEHORN. Burial will be in East Hickory Hill, near Bluford. The body will
lie in state at the funeral home, where friends may call.
Source: Mt. Vernon IL Register News
Date: Monday, August 13, 1951
Submitted by; Mary Zinzilieta