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OBITUARY:  The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on Friday, 
August 29, 1980 which read:
 "Frank C. Reid, Sr., 83, of Centralia, and a 
former resident of Mt. Vernon, died at 2 p.m. Thursday after a sudden 
illness.  He was a retired employee of the Illinois Power Co., retiring in 
1962.  Mr. Reid was born in Mt. Vernon June 26, 1897, the son of Robert and 
Mary Reid.  On December 25, 1920, in Mt. Vernon, he married Anne Dodds, who 
survives.  A Navy veteran of World War I, Mr. Reid had been a resident of 
Centralia for about 50 years.  Mr. Reid was a member of the First United 
Methodist Church in Centralia, the Centralia American Legion Post No. 446 and 
the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  Funeral services will 
be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Luer Funeral Home in 
Centralia with Dr. Ira Thetford officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakwood 
Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.  Friends of the family may call after 6 p.m. today 
and on Saturday until the funeral hour at the funeral home.  Besides his 
wife, survivors include one son, Frank Reid Jr. of Centralia; two adopted 
grandchildren, John Robert Reid of Hoyleton and Brenda Evans of Godfrey, who 
lived in the Reid home; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Maude Perry and Lela Green; and an 
infant daughter, Betty Ann."

Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003

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