JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

Claude Place,72, of Route 7, died at 1:52 a.m., 
today at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a school teacher in 
the Waltonville area for 25 years, operated a grocery store 
for 17 years, and was employed by Caterpillar Co., for 10 years. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Fry Chapel 
in Waltonville, with the Rev. Robert Hollis officiating. Burial 
will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the 
funeral home after 6 p.m., Tuesday. 

Mr. Place was born Jan. 21, 1902 in Jefferson County, the son of 
Frank and Maude (Newell) Place. He was married Nov. 17, 1923 to Nela 
Peterson, who survives. He graduated from Southern Illinois University 
in Carbondale. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nela Place; his mother, 
Mrs. Maude Place; a son Gene of Peoria; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy McCauley, 
of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a brother 
Paul of Aurora and three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Ion; Mrs. Sylvia Robinson 
both of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Wilma Imig, of Groveland. He was preceded in 
death by his father and a sister.
 
 
 
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