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Katie Soper

Mrs. Katie Soper Dies at Age 77...

Mrs. Katie Belle Soper, wife of Henry Soper, died at 9 a.m. today at her home 
northeast of Mt. Vernon.  Her age was 77 years, 11 months and 22 days.

Mrs. Soper was born May 13, 1865 in Ashley, Ill., the daughter of John and 
Hester Ann (House) Newman.  On August 9, 1885 she was united in marriage with 
Henry Soper, who survives. She was a member of Hopewell Church.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed today.  However, the body will lie in 
state at Myers Chapel from 4 p.m. Thursday until the funeral hour.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Soper is survived by four sons, Harry B. of Budolph, Ill., 
Jesse E. of Vienna, Ill., John E. of Gallup, New Mexico and Charles B. of Belknap, Ill.; 
five daughters, Mrs. Gertrude M. Howard, Mrs. Laura B. Gibson, Mrs. Ida B. Porter and 
Mrs. Edith H. Marlin of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Carrie E. McCall of Vienna, Ill.; 32 
grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Date:  5-05-1943
Submitted by: Ken Richardson

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