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Mrs. Leota Jones Shew Dies; Rites Here Wednesday

Mrs. Leota (Jones) Shew, a former Mt. Vernon resident, died at 6:40 
a.m. Saturday at the home of her son, Merritt Jones in Bakersfield, Calif. 
She was 82 years, nine months, and 17 days old.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Chapel 
with the Rev. Eugene Holcomb officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood 
cemetery.

The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 
5:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Mrs. Shew was born April 17, 1878, in Chesterville, Ill., the daughter 
of Warren D. and Nancy (Brown) Mason.

Her first husband, Thomas Lowell Jones, died in 1919.  She later 
married George W. Shew, who preceded her in death Jan. 3, 1958. She was also 
preceded in death by one son.

Survivors include three sons, Archie Jones of Mt. Vernon, Edwin Jones 
of St. Louis, Mo., and Merritt Jones of Bakersfield, Calif.; three 
daughters, Mrs. Maurine Carter of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Gladys Beniard 
of Gary, Ind., and Mrs. Edna Newell of Waltonville; 13 grandchildren; 
and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Shew was a member of the Baptist church.

*Note* from submitter:  Leota Jones Shew died Feb. 4, 1961.


Date: Feb. 1961
Source: Register-News  
Submitted by; Rosemary Atkins * atkins5894@sbcglobal.net
Relationship: Granddaughter

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