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.
Submitted by: Ken Richardson