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Waverly Journal, September 12, 1930

Lizzie Almira Vancil was born June 7, 1861, near Modesto, and died at her home in Hamilton, Ill., September 4, at 9 a.m., at the age of 69 years, 2 months and 27 days.

She was united in marriage to J. W. Mayes, who survives her. To this union were born ten children, three of whom preceded her in death. She leaves five sons and two daughters, namely: Fred of Beardstown, Albert and Elmer of Springfield, Wm. E., of Portland, Ore., and Thurston, at home, Mrs. Thos. Large of Springfield and Mrs. Albert Peterson of Keokuk, Iowa. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Rilda Whitlock of Concord, 41 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

She was a member of the M.E. church at Lowder for a number of years. She had long been a sufferer with heart trouble, but her last sickness was of only three weeks duration.

Short services were held at the famly home in Hamilton at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, September 6, after which the remains were brought to the Turner cemetery near Waverly for burial.

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