Dies At Age 74; Rites Thursday
Mrs. Nellie Waite, who resided near Mt. Vernon, died yesterday morning
at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Sutton of Gays, Ill., near
Sullivan. She was 74 years, two months and 27 days of age.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Union Chapel
church in Jefferson county and burial will be in the nearby cemetery.
The body will remain at the McMullin Funeral Home in Sullivan
She was the widow of William N. Waite.
Survivors include four sons, Harry of Moweaqua, Ill., John of Sullivan
and Robert and George of Decatur; six daughters, Lela Sharp of
Sullivan, Helen Batson of Westchester, Ill., Merle Waite of Decatur, Mabel
Knauss of Texico, Louise Worthy of Michigan City, Ind. and Blanche Sutton
of Gays, Ill.; 16 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; a
brother, the Rev. Merritt Souers of Pinckneyville; and a sister, Annie B.
Patterson of Sacramento, Calif.
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Submitted by Brenda Heriford
Relationship: half great-grandniece of Mr Waite