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Wendell Shields Dies at Age 67; Rites Thursday

Wendell Shields, Sr., of 621 south 12th street, died at 6:12 this 
morning at Good Samaritan Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past 
two weeks.

Mr. Shields, a retired butcher, was 67 years, seven months and 29 days 
of age.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Myers Chapel. 
The Rev. Everett Lemay will officiate and burial will be in West Salem 

The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 
4:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Shields was born September 10, 1899 at Dix, the son of Bruce and 
Minnie (Walker) Shields.

In August, 1919, he was married in Mt. Vernon, to Essie Fleener, who 

Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, William W. Shields, Jr. 
of McLeansboro, and Charles Edward Shields and J.D. Shields, both of 
Mt. Vernon; three sisters Hazel Breeze and Martha Lovin of Mt. Vernon and 
Mary Lou "Babe" Lowery of California; a brother, Ivan Shields of Mt. 
Vernon; and seven grandchildren.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Tuesday 9 May 1967
Submitted by Tonya (Lane) Jolly
Relationship - great-grandfather



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