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Obits > 1964 - Jesse L. Black

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

January 16, 1964 - Thursday, pg 2





Jesse L. Black Passes Away After Extended Illness


Jesse L. Black, 1314 8th Ave., Sterling passed away at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in Community General Hospital after an extended illness.  He was born July 8 1885 near Prophetstown, Ill., the son of James C. and Rebecca Sollars Black.


Jesse L. Black was united in marriage to Bertha E. Brants, Jan. 23, 1907. They farmed in the Prophetstown and Harmon areas until retiring and moving to Sterling in 1958.  Mr. Black was a charter member of the Leon Methodist Church.


Surviving are one son, Leslie L. Black of Sterling; one granddaughter, Caren Lea Black of Sterling; one brother, Floyd Black of Fenton and one sister, Mrs. James (Mabel) Atchley of Rock Falls.


The body was moved to the Melvin Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.


A prayer service will be held at 1:15 p.m. Friday in the Melvin Funeral Home followed by services at 2 p.m. in the Leon Methodist Church, south of Prophetstown, Rev. Lloyd O. Coleman, pastor of the First Methodist church of Sterling, will officiate.  Burial will take place in the Leon Cemetery adjoining the church.


Mr. Black was preceded in death by his wife on Dec. 8, 1961, his parents, one brother, one sister and a half-sister and a half-brother.

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