Edward LEUTY, born April 16, 1878 & died February 9, 1935
Edward Leuty, son of Azariah and Elizabeth Leuty, was born
April 16, 1878, in Jefferson County near Divide, Ill. He
departed this life in Salem, Ill., on February 9, 1935 at
the age of 56 years, 9 months, and 24 days.
He was united in marriage to Miss Louisa McDaniel on November 27, 1897.
This union was blessed with seven children, as follows: Walter,
Roscoe, Dennis, James, Altris, Clarence, and Minnie Bell.
He professed faith in Christ as his Savior on November 7, 1923
during a revival meeting held at Palestine Church of Romine Township,
and shortly afterwards was baptized into the fellowship of Pleasant
Grove Missionary Baptist Church, remaining a member of that body
until the Lord called him home. Ed, as he was generally known, was
a person of sterling character, abiding strictly by the Golden Rule
in his dealings with his fellow men. He was of jovial disposition,
always having a smile for all he met. He lived on a farm until 1928
when he moved to Salem, Ill., and had worked in the factory of Brown
Shoe Co. ever since.
He leaves to mourn his departure al loving and devoted wife, five
sons and two daughters as follows: Walter of Alberton, Ill., Roscoe,
Dennis, James, and Clarence, all of Salem, Mrs. Altris Ferguson of
Salem, and Minnie Bell at home; eight grandchildren, three brothers,
Alfred of Kell, Wink of Dix, and Sam of Bluford, and five sisters,
Mrs. Rebecca Ellis and Mrs. Mary Murphy of Centralia, Mrs. Martha Smith
of Rockford, Mrs. Monera Blankenship and Mrs. Lizzie Blankenship of Kell;
besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held February 11, 1935 at the Baptist
Church in Kell, conducted by Elder W. J. Anderson of Mt. Vernon in the
presence of a very large and sympathizing congregation, after which his
body was laid to rest in the County Line Cemetery.
A Card of Thanks- we wish to express our sincere thanks and
appreciation for the kindness and sympathy shown us in our recent
bereavement. The Leuty Family and Relatives.
Submitted by Heather Isbell