Date of death: Oct. 25, 1935 Franklin, Johnson CountyFranklin Star
MRS. ANNIE BILLS DIED HERE FRIDAY P. M. Mother Of Township Trustee Had Been Ill For Several Months Annie Viola Bills, age 69, mother of Claude M. Bills, trustee of Blue River township, died at his home at 11:45 p. m. Friday following an illness of several months. The deceased had suffered a stroke of apoplexy several months ago and had never completely recovered al- though she had improved greatly and was able to be out. Her death how- ever was a shock to her relatives and many friends. Funeral rites with the Rev. J. A. Sumwalt officiating will be held from the Edinburg Methodist church at 2 p. m. Monday. Interment, Rest Haven cemetery. Mrs. Bills was born Nov. 29, 1865 in Bartholomew county the daughter of John and Mary McKinney Lee. She was married to Albert M. Bills in September 1891 and he passed away five years ago. Three children were born to this union all of whom sur- vive. The surviving relatives are the children, Claude M. Bills and Ralph Bills of Edinburg and Mrs. Ruth Bright of Whiteland; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Carter of Greenwood and Mrs. Margaret Trowbridge of Shelby- vllle; four brothers, Jacob Riley Lee of Indianapolis, Ava, Ed and Charles Lee of Edinburg; three grandchildren and other relatives.
Transcribed by Stuart Johnson from Dragoo Scrapbook #1, pg 29 in the Genealogy Library Family Files collection of Johnson County Museum of History, Franklin, IN 46131