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OBITUARY:  The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Monday, 
July 15, 1968 which read: 
"Mrs. Ruby Dodds Hirons, 83, of Centralia, died at 
4:17 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia.  Funeral services will 
be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Myers Chapel in Mt. Vernon.  The Rev. 
Bayne Wilson will officiate and burial will be in the Knob Prairie Cemetery. 
The body will lie in state at the Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 
4:00 p.m. Tuesday.  Mrs. Hirons was a retired school teacher who formerly 
resided in Mt. Vernon.  She belonged to the Eastern Star and White Shrine and 
was a member of the First Community Church of this city.  Mrs. Hirons was 
born June 7, 1885 in Jefferson County, the daughter of David and Olive 
(Gilbert) Dodds.  On September 26, 1929, she was married to Benjamin Hirons 
in Waltonville.  He preceded her in death in 1929 (information is obvioulsy 
incorrect).  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lois Tolley, of Centralia, 
and Mrs. Alma Wieland, of St. Louis; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Thompson and 
Mrs. Alma Mannen both of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Anna Reid, of Centralia; two 
grandchildren and three great grandchildren."

 Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003

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