Ruby Dodds Hirons
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
Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003