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Louvenia Kite

Mrs. Mary Kite, wife of William Kite, died this morning at 9:30
after many years of ill health.  She was long a sufferer from cancer,
and for some time had been a victim of tuberculosis.  Mrs. Kite was 54
years of age.  She is survived by her husband, William Kite, and three
children, Fred Johnson of Johnson City, and Mrs. Maude Woods, living
north of Mt. Vernon; children of a former marriage and Louis Kite.
Funeral services will be held at the family home at 10 o'clock tomorrow and
burial will follow at Williams Cemetery, east of Mt. Vernon.

Source: The Daily Register -  Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: Tuesday March 6, 1919
Submitted by Lucille Nichols *

Louvenia Kite was born in Jefferson County, Illinois April 26,
1853 and died in Mt. Vernon, IL, March 6, 1919, age 65 years, 10 months
and 20 days.  Her entire life was spent in Jefferson County.  She was
married to W. M. Johnson in 1880.  To this union were born five
children, two dying in infancy, three living, W. M. Johnson of Spring Garden,
Fred Johnson, of Mt. Vernon, Maud Wood of Mt. Vernon; and four step
children, Rebecca Sursa, Bluford, IL, Frank Kite, Mt. Vernon, Kate Spencer
and Net Ramcy, Oklahoma City.  She was married to W. M. Kite April 15,
1892 and to this union was born two children, Louis Venton Kite and
Minnie who died in infancy.  She was a loving wife and devoted mother and
was kind to her stepchildren and loved by all who knew her.  She leaves
a husband, four children, four stepchildren, and a host of friends and
relatives.  The funeral was held at the house at 9:15(?) a.m. and she
was laid to rest in Williams Cemetery.  

Gone but not forgotten... A Friend.

Source: The Daily Register -  Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 1919
Submitted by Lucille Nichols *



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