JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Ivan Whitson,  86, Texico, died at 2:55 a.m. Feb. 13, 1988, at 
Doctor’s Nursing Home in Salem.

 Mr. Whitson was born May 1, 1901, in Jefferson County, a son of John 
and Bell (Williams) Whitson. He married Verneda Lisenby, who died in 
1950. (NOTE: actually 1951).

 Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with 
the Rev. Rolla Eller officiating. Burial will follow in East Salem 
Cemetery.

 Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 Mr. Whitson is survived by one son, Bill Whitson and wife Emma of 
Sallisaw, Okla.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, 
Bob Whitson of Granite City; and one sister, Rocksy Minor of Texico.

 Mr. Whitson was employed with Mt. Vernon Car Shops and Randall Stone 
Quarry.

 In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; 
three sisters, Bessie Beal, Maggie Knauss and Meda Eller; one brother, Bert 
Whitson; and one infant son, Marvin Whitson.




Saturday, February 13, 1988
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Lori Lisenby Leonard
Relationship: Great Niece

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