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Obits > 1954 - Flora Jane (Burke) Livey

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
October 15, 1954 - Friday, pg 2


Mrs. W. J. Levey, 80, Dies On Thursday After Heart Attack

Walnut: - Mrs. W. J. Livey, 80, of Walnut, passed away Thursday evening at the Princeton Hospital. She suffered a serious heart attack Wednesday afternoon and was taken to the hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Methodist Church. The Rev. Hollis Wharton, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Walnut Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Ross Funeral Home in Walnut.

Flora Jane (Jennie) Burke was born in Walnut, Oct. 10, 1874, the daughter of John and Eva Burke. She was a lifelong resident of Walnut. She was married to William J. Livey on April 23, 1892. Mrs. Livey was a member of the Loyal Workers Class of the Methodist Church; Charity Chapter No. 236, Order of the Eastern Star; Walnut Unit of Mothers of World War II and charter member of the Walnut Women's Relief Corps.

Surviving are two sons, Burke and Jeff of Walnut; four daughters, Mrs. I. M. Lewis and Mrs. J. P. Stephens, both of Walnut, Mrs. Marvin Winger of Dixon, Mrs. Kenneth Johnson of Galva; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two brothers, Mason of Walnut and Frank of Ohio, Ill.  She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in June 1936; one son, Everett, in December 1947, and one brother, Fred.


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