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Lake Fork, Ill., May 15. -- Hester Ann Munyon, daughter of Edwin and Charlotte Munyon, was born in Marshfield, Ohio, April 4, 1857, and died at St. Clara's hospital in Lincoln, Illinois, at 10:15 a. m., Friday, May 9, 1930, aged 73 years, 1 month and 5 days. She had been in failing health for one year.
Hester Ann Munyon was united in marriage to Augustus Phillips on July 17, 1871, in Elkhart, Illinois. To this union were born eight children, five girls and three boys, namely: Mary Alice, wife of Fred Loetterle, living west of Mt. Pulaski; Joseph Phillips, of Cornland; Burt and Lee Phillips, at home; Dolly, wife of Albert Deibert, of Decatur; and three children who preceded their mother in death -- Lucy, wife of Louis Brooker, of Iowa; Jessie, wife of Earl Thomas; and Hazel Edna Phillips. Her husband passed away 13 years ago.
She also leaves two brothers and one sister -- Henry Munyon, of Lake Fork; Albert Munyon, of Forbes City, Missouri; and Mrs. Mary Griffin, of Buffalo, Illinois.
Besides her immediate family, Mrs. Phillips leaves 13 grandchildren. She assisted in rearing three grandchildren, Jessie and Raymond Thomas, and Russell Farnum, the latter of whom died in California after having served in the World War.
The Phillips family lived on the farm in Lake Fork vicinity for many years, moving into Lake Fork about 19 years ago, since which time she made this place her home. She united with the old Buckles church north of town many years ago, and after the building of the Lake Fork Christian Church, she placed her membership in that church. As a member of the Ladies' Aid Society, she was a faithful worker until her health failed her.
Besides her family and relatives, she leaves to mourn her departure many friends who will never forget her influence of good and kindness, which was always her highest possession.
Funeral services were held at the Lake Fork Christian church at 2 p. m., Sunday, May 11th, Mother's Day, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Harold C. Owens, of Buffalo, Illinois. Appropriate songs were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Piatt, Miss Florence Stults, the latter of Hartsburg. The interment was made in the Carlyle cemetery, one mile north of Lake Fork. The pall bearers were Orville Donovan, Vernon Ridgeway, Ellis Howell, James Coates, Sol Coates and Roy Ridgeway. The flower girls were Marie Hardin, Helen Hardin, Lucy Robinson and Marjorie Follis.
Hester Ann Munyon Phillips was my great grandmother.
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