JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Josephine M. Wilkerson


Mrs. Josephine M. Wilkerson, 89, of Dix, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at 
Jefferson Memorial Hospital. 

She had resided with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Keele of Dix for the past 30 years. 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Hill 
Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ross Partridge officiating. Burial will be 
in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix 
after 5:30 p.m. today. 

She was born in Opdyke on Sept. 21, 1884, the daughter of Sam and Lilly 
(Dixon) McKinry. On Jan. 2, 1907, in Bluford, she was married to Thomas Wilkerson, 
who died in 1936. Mrs. Wilkerson was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. 
She is survived by six nephews, Earl and Calvin Polen, Ottawa, Virgil Work, Rhodes Iowa, 
Glen Work, Peopone, Adron McKinry, Birchwood, Wis. and Robert Williams, Mt. Vernon, 
and four nieces, Mrs. Blanche Russell and Mrs. Lena Beaty, both of Mt. Vernon, 
Mrs. John Silince, Paxton, and Mrs. Irene Couch, Jackson, Miss. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, four sisters, and one 
daughter Opal Hertenstein.



Source: Mt. Vernon Register News 
Date: January 28, 1974 
Submitted by: Cindy Ford  


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